Sharing Laptop with desktop problems

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by AcftMecH, Oct 11, 2003.

  1. AcftMecH

    AcftMecH OSNN Addict

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    I have my desktop connected to my laptop via cross over cable. I have them networked using TCP/IP. They both see each other if I ping them. I share each drive and have them mapped in windows explorer so that I have drive letters. When I transfer files from my desktop to the laptop, it is very very fast (no problems there). But when I transfer files from the laptop to the desktop, it is very very slow and will eventually time out giving me an error: cannot copy xxxxx (file): the path is to deep. But it isnt like I am copying deep within a drive. I am copying to the root of the shared drive.

    I dont think it is a hardware issue. but here are the specs:

    Desktop (host)
    1 ghz amd tbird - XP Pro
    512mb ram
    netgear FA311 10/100 NIC
    workgroup name: tester
    IP address: 30.0.0.1 (static)
    subnet mask: 255.255.255.0
    default gateway: NA

    Laptop (client)
    2.4 ghz pentium4m - XP Pro
    512 mb ram
    realtek 10/100 rtl8139/810x fast ethernet NIC
    workgroup name: tester
    IP address: 30.0.0.2 (static)
    subnet mask: 255.255.255.0
    default gateway: 30.0.0.1

    I share my cable internet service (connected to my desktop PC) via a proxy, the internet works well on my laptop.

    Also the samsung laser printer is connected to the desktop (via USB) and I share it to my laptop, and it prints just fine.

    When I set up the shares (on both computers), I shared the entire drive, not just certain folders. Could this be an issue?

    I hope this is enough information. Thanks for any suggestions.
     
  2. NetRyder

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    Quite strange.
    How long is the filename? Try shortening it to the minimum length possible.
     
  3. AcftMecH

    AcftMecH OSNN Addict

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    yes it is strange. its not s long file name issiue either. i have tried any type of file name..... short, long, symbols...etc etc...

    still the same result.

    could the 2 NIC cards be confliting each other. Like they are not completely 100% compatible? Just a thought.

    AcftMecH!
     
  4. AcftMecH

    AcftMecH OSNN Addict

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    aaaacccck! hehehe i broke down and let the flies outta my wallet and bought a cable router. network works like a champ now. not for sure what the problem was with that, but i suspect either NIC conflicts of some sort, or bad crossover cable.

    AcftMecH!
     
  5. NetRyder

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    Great! A router is a lot more convenient in any case, and it acts as a nice firewall layer too. I'd say it was a good buy. :)
     
  6. ElementalDragon

    ElementalDragon The One and Only

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    well, glad you uhh... kinda solved the problem. might have been a bad crossover cable. if it was a NIC conflict, then it would have probably had the same effect either way you transferred. doubt it would be possible for NIC 1 to be fine with NIC 2, but NIC 2 have a conflict with NIC 1.