Windows 7 Network Issues - Slow (Stopped) Downloads and other LAN issues
Posted on 2011-05-03
We have a network with a SonicWall NSA 240 and about 4 managed switches. We have a separate VLAN for the WiFi that uses the SonicWall for its router.
On our windows XP machines we do not have many issues related to the network or internet access. On the Windows 7 x64 machines, we have seen several issues including the following:
- Downloading files over a couple of MB in size, the download will start quick and then almost pause and get slower and slower to the point that it will basically not move
- Some videos that are streamed from the net will never fully buffer or complete
- Copying files from a Windows 2003 server will produce the "Destination Path Too Long" for some files with long paths (this was not an issue on the XP machines)
- Misc local network issues
Has anyone seen similar things when adding Windows 7 x64 machines to the network?
We have updated the network drivers and still have the same issues.