XP to 2003 server unable to ping with packet size over 4432 bytes

Posted on 2011-05-11
Last Modified: 2012-05-11

File transfer between xp client and share on 2003 server are dismal (slow).  I have two other 2003 servers (same hardware) that do not have this problem.

On XP clients to server
ping -l 4432 <server> works
ping -l 4434 <server> doesn't... (time-out)

All patches have been installed and the network driver had been updated to current revision.

System is an old Dell SC420 with a broadcom Netxtreeme NIC (on motherboard)

Question by:Scot_F
    LVL 66

    Expert Comment

    Have you reset the TCPIP stack?

    netsh int ip reset reset.log

    Checked for Duplex on the NIC?

    Tried a PCI Nic?

    Author Comment

    Switch says it's 1gb full duplex,

    I would like to get the onboard nic working but if all else fails I'll put in a PCI NIC.

    The reset TCPIP stack did nothing (the ping above still fails)

    Here's the reset log...

    reset   SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Dhcp\Parameters\Options\15\RegLocation
                old REG_MULTI_SZ =

    added   SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Netbt\Parameters\Interfaces\Tcpip_{7885C48A-36CD-41DD-8F1B-29C05F6894DC}\NetbiosOptions
    added   SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Netbt\Parameters\Interfaces\Tcpip_{8C62FBF3-2F71-4EE7-9E4B-75625F41BB11}\NetbiosOptions
    reset   SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Netbt\Parameters\Interfaces\Tcpip_{950C0DDF-7D88-4E88-B725-63D699EEF1C9}\NameServerList
                old REG_MULTI_SZ =

    reset   SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Netbt\Parameters\Interfaces\Tcpip_{950C0DDF-7D88-4E88-B725-63D699EEF1C9}\NetbiosOptions
                old REG_DWORD = 1

    deleted SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Netbt\Parameters\EnableLmhosts
    deleted SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Netbt\Parameters\EnableProxy
    deleted SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Netbt\Parameters\NodeType
    deleted SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\Interfaces\{7885C48A-36CD-41DD-8F1B-29C05F6894DC}\DontAddDefaultGateway
    deleted SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\Interfaces\{8C62FBF3-2F71-4EE7-9E4B-75625F41BB11}\DontAddDefaultGateway
    added   SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\Interfaces\{950C0DDF-7D88-4E88-B725-63D699EEF1C9}\AddressType
    reset   SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\Interfaces\{950C0DDF-7D88-4E88-B725-63D699EEF1C9}\DefaultGateway
                old REG_MULTI_SZ =

    reset   SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\Interfaces\{950C0DDF-7D88-4E88-B725-63D699EEF1C9}\DefaultGatewayMetric
                old REG_MULTI_SZ =

    added   SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\Interfaces\{950C0DDF-7D88-4E88-B725-63D699EEF1C9}\DisableDynamicUpdate
    reset   SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\Interfaces\{950C0DDF-7D88-4E88-B725-63D699EEF1C9}\EnableDhcp
                old REG_DWORD = 0

    reset   SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\Interfaces\{950C0DDF-7D88-4E88-B725-63D699EEF1C9}\IpAddress
                old REG_MULTI_SZ =

    deleted SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\Interfaces\{950C0DDF-7D88-4E88-B725-63D699EEF1C9}\Mtu
    reset   SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\Interfaces\{950C0DDF-7D88-4E88-B725-63D699EEF1C9}\NameServer
                old REG_SZ =,

    reset   SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\Interfaces\{950C0DDF-7D88-4E88-B725-63D699EEF1C9}\RawIpAllowedProtocols
                old REG_MULTI_SZ =

    reset   SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\Interfaces\{950C0DDF-7D88-4E88-B725-63D699EEF1C9}\SubnetMask
                old REG_MULTI_SZ =

    reset   SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\Interfaces\{950C0DDF-7D88-4E88-B725-63D699EEF1C9}\TcpAllowedPorts
                old REG_MULTI_SZ =

    reset   SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\Interfaces\{950C0DDF-7D88-4E88-B725-63D699EEF1C9}\UdpAllowedPorts
                old REG_MULTI_SZ =

    deleted SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\DisableDhcpMediaSense
    deleted SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\DontAddDefaultGatewayDefault
    deleted SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\EnableIcmpRedirect
    deleted SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\EnableSecurityFilters
    deleted SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\SearchList
    deleted SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\UseDomainNameDevolution
    reset   SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Performance\Object List
                old REG_SZ = 502 510 546 548 582 638 658 1530 1532 1534


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    Accepted Solution

    I would still try another NIC, to rule out a hardware problem....

    Author Comment

    just installed a new NIC card and the problem went away...


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