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By roy ·
I can map a drive from a Win98 machine at home to an NT server at my office over an ISDN connection. I have the necessary permissions for this directory. The server and this client machine both connect to the internet via ISDN. I am trying to copy about 25 meg of data in one directory from the server to the home machine. After approx. 4 megs worth of files, this message appears: 'The specified network resource or device is no longer available '

I can successfully copy this directory to a machine running NT Workstation in my other office which happens to be connected to the internet with fiber. Furthermore, the Win98 machine (home, ISDN) can successfully copy the directory from the NT Workstation unit (work, fiber). What is going on here, do I have connectivity problems or are there inherent weaknesses for this procedure in Windows 98? Keep in mind the server connects via ISDN and this link seems to work when bringing the data to my other office. Are there some registry settings to "tweak" in Windows 98

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by Todd O. In reply to Connectivity? Configurati ...

I am confused by your description of what is going on, so I can't give a complete answer. The first thought I have, however, is that ISDN is a dial-on demand technology, so the server's connection to the internet might not always be open. Also, itcould be that the IP address being used by the server is being dynamically assigned, so you could be chasing a moving target.

I can't explain why you would be able to connect with an NT workstation and not a Windows 98 machine if the problems I have suggested are in place. More information about the IP numbering of each computer and how those are assigned might help someone provide a solution. As for me, I'm on vacation until Tuesday.

Good luck!

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by wildycoyote89 In reply to Connectivity? Configurati ...

The problem might just be in the connections itself. You might want to track where the possible connections that could be causing some problems between the two systems. Or possibly the information could also be somehow getting lost through the connections.

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by kmk0500 In reply to Connectivity? Configurati ...

You could be having a problem with the autodial feature of Dial-Up-Networking. It is possible that there is an application in use when you access the server and not the workstation that instigates an additional dial-up command. The result could bea disconnect from your original connection. Try disabling this feature through Control Panel/Dial-Up-Networking/Connections/Settings/Don't Prompt to use Dial-Up-Networking.

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by binarysleeper In reply to Connectivity? Configurati ...

Have you checked that your connection isn't set to automatically time out after a certain period of inactivity? It's not always reliable at detecting whether the connection is active or not. Approx 4 meg @ 64kbps is about 10 minutes.
Just a thought

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