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Hi there

I have a client on a peer to peer network. There are 5 computers, two Windows98SE, two Win95 and one Windows 2000 pro. THe Hub is only a 10mb Netgear, they do not really need a faster one yet because the files or drawings they send to each other are really small anyway. But the problem I have is, whilst the lesser machines can read each other really quickly and can read into the 2000 machine quite quickly (they all have their rights assigned). The Problem is the 2000 machine takes an age to see other machines on the network unless I map a drive. I have spoken to Dell regarding this issue and they told me to download the latest 3Com Network drivers and the SP2 pack for Windows 2000, which I have now done and the problem stillremains. Does anyone else have this problem or experienced this or can you help

Cheers Alan

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by junething In reply to Peer To Peer Networks

Well, Win95 and 98 use Netbios names for talking to each other. If a WINS server is not avaible in your little network, Win95 and 98 will broadcast to everyone that it is there in the network. Windows 2000 Pro use DNS as primary name server, if not is present it will use WINS to register its name, if no WINS in the network, then 2k pro will broadcast its name. So, if u want to have a quick name resolution, and if its worth the trouble, then install a WINS server, and change the node to H. It normally takes my LAN about 1-2 mins to see each other. Also, by refreshing the network place in Windows explore, it helps alittle.

good luck

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by Joseph Moore In reply to Peer To Peer Networks

I agree with 95% of Answer1.
The difference is I suggest that you 1) install NetBIOS protocol on the 2000 machine. It is not installed by default, like it is with Win9x and WinNT.
Next, I would put NetBIOS at the top of the Binding order. This will make NetBIOS the first protocol to be used. It is a fast protocol, and the best for for peer-to-peer networks like this.

hope this helps

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