network connection consistency test
Posted on 2013-06-13
I have a small network, only 10-20 connections. 8 users. 7 of these users use Timeslips, from the server, over a network connection. 1 user is consistently frozen out. Sometimes it happens more often, but it's at least once per day. It's not during any specific Timeslips action or time of day, etc. Timeslips techs can't figure it out. All the other users have a stable Timeslips experience. So, it has me thinking that there may be some physical intermittent interruption to this user's wired connection to the network and server. I've never seen him offline, he doesn't lose access to other network resources, the "red X's" don't appear over his mapped network drives, and Timeslips shouldn't be THAT sensitive, BUT somehow I've still got this problem. Any ideas or help are appreciated.
I'm wondering if there is a way to test/monitor his connectivity to the shared Timeslips folder on the server over a period of time to see if it cuts out. Can I run a test like this without affecting the other users (much) on the network?