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By rkent_it ·
Windows ME to Windows ME with a 15m crossover cable. 10/100mb NIC's, set on AUTO speed. When exploring other computer, the contents takes about 2mins to load, and when copying a file from another computer to mine I get an error saying that the Resource Drive or file is gone. HELP

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by Magetower In reply to Crossover-Cable Trouble

Set both systems to use a single speed setting on the NICs then configure one system to be the Master Browser for the network and disable the other. Allow the systems to sit for about 15-30 min in this config and try again. (you didn't mention whichnetwork protocol(s) you are running)

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by rkent_it In reply to Crossover-Cable Trouble

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by Mikel~T In reply to Crossover-Cable Trouble

Use NetBeui or IPX/SPX as your primary protocol; TCP/IP is very inefficient for what you are doing. Also, CHECK THE CABLE. I'd recrimp both ends if it isn't a factory made cable, and even if it is, I'd check the cable with a cable tester.

Hope this helps.

Mike

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by kmerrillt In reply to Crossover-Cable Trouble

Absolutely use NETBIEU and set it as the default on both machines. If you haven't done so, go through the wizard and make a network disk and run it on the opposite machine. When settings are done, unplug crossover cable from one machine and restart both machines. ME has a tendancy of transferring NIC settings from one machine to another during network setup and startup.
You'll also need to install this patch on both machines. ME is another unfinished product of MS. (272991.usa) It's executable and should fix the existing network bug in your machine. Good luck.

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