Slow XP Network

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by threehorseshoes, Apr 24, 2002.

  1. Any one help with my slow xp network

    Were runnin xp with sbs2000 with DNS and Active directory

    but our network browse times have become slow

    say to copy a 13MB file win9x will take arond 10 Sec but xp will take up to 12 Mins !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! arghhhhhhhhhhhhh

    i have cheaked and reinstalled all network cards and all ruin at 100Mbps

    and so does the hub

    i have disabled QOS and the namespace thing
    Reconfigured the MTU and TCP/IP settings (made marginally faster) not much though

    i have installed netbui

    what else is there cant figure it out worked ok with 2000 and 9x
    bet theres a patch somewhere

    tar in advance
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  2. Rickie

    Rickie Guest

    try set DUPLEX ..... full,half
    i don't know if it help you but when i set duplex to full i have same problem as you.

    Rickie
     
  3. :eek: Na gets a little faster bu not a lot 2.2MB in 3 min i dont think thats right at all

    but cheers for suggestion
     
  4. Xantheon

    Xantheon Guest

    I've got the same problem

    I've been working on it for a lot of today. Tried a million things. I've loaded the 3Com Diagnostic interface and watched what happens. When using Full Duplex at either speed, the CRC Errors and Frame Alignment Errors go up fast. CRC faster than Frame Alignment about 5:1. When using Half Duplex, the Transmit Deferrals, Multiple Collisions, and Single Collisions got up. Right now at 1312, 341 & 140 respectively. Obviously XP is not handling the networking appropriately. I am wondering if it has to do with the way it's supposed to dyanmically adjust settings, etc. In any case, over the inernet it's not as bad as with local network traffic. I can open very large web pages (like 3-days worth of news) and it just barely rose to 1318, 342, 141 and some of that might be from email checking, etc. In any case, opening a ZIP file takes FOREVER across this connection. So, running self-installing drivers or apps that are packed into a sinle file can take forever. Copy the same file over and then run it, and it's WAY faster so it's definitely lost somewhere in the negotiation of the connection and communicating about receiveing the packets effectively, etc. Any network gurus out there got a clue what can be done?
     
  5. redsolar

    redsolar Guest

    Try using not TCP/IP. Not sure if you have not tried it yet, but try. install IPX, or even better NETBEUI

    Hope this helps

    BTW, NETBEUI is the fastest windows network protocol, least overhead, but least secure as well, but works perfectly for LAN
     
  6. Hmmm Nice try

    Copying the fles over to use would realy beet the point of having the network wouldnt it i dont know maybe me being daft but like you say browsing the Net. is ok..

    Installing NETBui or IPX would also not be very advantages me thinxs this would screw up all the systems including printing and WAN capabilitys im not running netware..............

    But cheers for your posts

    Does anyone want to place money on if i get a .NET server this will resolve my problems cos i do.........
     
  7. Xantheon

    Xantheon Guest

    > Copying the fles over to use would realy
    > beet the point of having the network
    > wouldnt it i dont know maybe me being
    > daft but like you say browsing the Net. is ok..

    I was using that as an example the sustained bandwidth is not as much of an issue as the overhead in multiple transactions. The example of a self-extracting file illustrates that perfectly. Copy the file over (albeit slowly) and it then run it and it runs as expected. Try and run that file from its location on the network (preferred) and it takes FOREVER and the errors go through the roof.

    > Installing NETBui or IPX would also not be
    > very advantages me thinxs this would
    > screw up all the systems including printing
    > and WAN capabilitys im not running
    > netware..............

    Ditto. If IPX and NetBeui are so great, why wasn't the internet based on them instead of TCP/IP?

    > Does anyone want to place money on if i
    > get a .NET server this will resolve my problems
    > cos i do.........

    I would wonder about that, but it darn well best work with a Windows 2000 server and network as that's what's out there and is what M$ claims XP works with.
     
  8. Grusic

    Grusic Guest

  9. Xantheon

    Xantheon Guest

    Thanks, but, not the same problem.

    I'm not having a problem browsing or finding other machines at all. That works perfect. It's transfers of large amounts of data that are all messed up. I do have an open ticket with 3Com now and will post the results of that as soon as they can get me some info on this. If anyone else has found a fix for this problem, please let me know.

    Thanks,
    Joel