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By Dr. After ·
I have a very small P2P LAN that has one work station that seems to run a bit slow. Any ideas as to what i could look into? Here is a run through of what I have:

Windows XP Pro
3COM switch
Linksys switch
VOIP system by 3COM
NICs set to Full 100
Cat5 cable running a max of 30ft end to end each

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Efficient P2P

By running slow what exactly do you mean?

That data transfers to and from it are slow or the computer itself is slow?

The CAT cable is well below anything even resembling the max length the use of 2 switches is a bit confusing though just how many computers are on this P 2 P?

With XP Pro there is a upper limit of 10 simultaneous connections or it could just be a switching problem that is placing that particular computer toward the bottom of the Que when it comes to allocating usage/bandwidth.

A little more Info wouldn't go astray here.

Col

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by Dr. After In reply to

We have one data base computer and 5 other workstations. They all tie into a 3com switch installed by the VOIP guys and I currently have no access to. I am working on getting acces to that right now, or I will switch it back to my old switch. Then I also have a linksys 4 port swith hooked up to the data base computer to destinguish the phone and computer.

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by Blackcurrant In reply to Efficient P2P

Hi

This one computer that is running a bit slow - is it acting as a server? By this I mean is it acting as file server, and a print server, gateway (with antivirus)?? If so, I wonder if it is struggling with the workload? Could you redistribute its 'responsibilities' to other machines on the LAN?

Hope this helps

Good luck

(Ha ha - I like your Dali-esque avatar. I'm a big Dali fan)

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by Dr. After In reply to

It is the data server and it runs NIS for security. It doesn't seem to lag, just the one machine that access it's data. I can't and don't want to move the data to another machine as this is the most powerful one we have in the LAN.

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Efficient P2P

OK that makes it clearer as to the setup. What your problem is , is in the addressing of the 3 Com switch.

Most likely to be a DCHP addressing issue although it could be a IP/Subnet mask addressing issue as well or a combination of both. Since the other computers are accessing the 3 COM switch I would try first off running the Network set up Wizard again making sure that the File & Print sharing is enabled and to Auto Detect Settings. I'm betting that a static address has been set to this computer and they is incompatible with the switch.

The only potential problem that you will have to look out for is to rename the network to the correct name as the default is MSHOME which may have been altered when this was originally setup. if you are asked to reboot the computer after running the Setup Wizard you have done it properly and it then should connect on the reboot.

Lets know how you get on.

Col

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by Dr. After In reply to

It turned out to be bad wireing in the wall jack....

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