General discussion

Locked

Network Connection Error

By stergios_nik ·
Hello,

I have a file server Celeron 400Mhz with 64MB of RAM.

I have 10 users that are using Microsoft Access 2000. They open a 51MB mdb file but some of them get a Network Connection Error from time to time.

The PCs are on UTP cable connection. The problem appeared and on a PC with 10/100 Mbps netcard and on a PC with 10Mbps netcard, too.

Pcs connect to a hub 10Mbps and from there to a switch 10/100. THE FILE SERVER IS CONNECTED ON THE SWITCH. The switch model is the EZ switch from SMC and mainly acts as a bridge...

Thanks...
Day8th.

This conversation is currently closed to new comments.

5 total posts (Page 1 of 1)  
| Thread display: Collapse - | Expand +

All Comments

Collapse -

Network Connection Error

by NTOz In reply to Network Connection Error

All of the information you have given is good stuff, unfortunately the answer is not an easy one. First, the error message you have given, needs to be more specific, do you get an error number, is that the complete error message? Second your problemmight not be related to the "Network" it can be other things like licencing and the model your using. Third, if its a networking problem it can be related to the switch, cabling etc. The only true way to troubleshoot that is to run a Sniffer on the wire. I would also say switching out the cable on the server might be a shot gun approach to troubleshooting your problem but worth a try as you say this happens on more then one system and changing out the server cable would potentialy fix the problem as it is a single point of failure and if it were the problem would be an easy fix, I wouldnt put money on it though. If you need more assistance, email me and perhaps we can work something out.

Pete

Collapse -

Network Connection Error

by stergios_nik In reply to Network Connection Error

Poster rated this answer

Collapse -

Network Connection Error

by magliola In reply to Network Connection Error

From Switch side using a 2nd work station
ping File Server. Are you loosing ping packets? If yes. Ping a 3rd work station
from 2nd work station. Are you loosing ping
packets? If No. Consider replacement of
File Server NIC card. If Yes. Consider setting PC's on Hub, Hub, Switch,and
File Server to 10 only.

I am trying to determine if your having problems auto negotiating between 10 and 10/100.

If you have questions drop me a msg.

Mike

Collapse -

Network Connection Error

by stergios_nik In reply to Network Connection Error

Poster rated this answer

Collapse -

Network Connection Error

by stergios_nik In reply to Network Connection Error

This question was closed by the author

Back to Windows Forum
5 total posts (Page 1 of 1)  

Related Discussions

Related Forums