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W/Station 4 to Server 4 connection issue

By dlweaver ·
Environment - Typical 10/100 Ethernet cabled with CAT 5. 1 Windows NT Server v4 SP6a serving as DHCP server to clients. Clients in question are 1 NT W/station 4 SP6a and 1 W2K SP2. Clients are losing network connection very sporadically and I can't find out why. Both machines running a CNET PRO200 adapter, both machines going into a Netgear 10/100 switch with both machines set to Autodetect. All hubs/cables have been replaced/moved at least once. Problem is temporarily corrected by rebooting PC. One other way to correct the problem that I found today was to disconnect the network cable from thet adapter while the connection is down, then connect it and the network is available. When the network is initially lost, client retains a valid IP address that can be pinged from that machine, can also ping localhost. Cannot ping anything outside the machine. Someone PLEASE HELP ME. I'm about to lose what little gray hair I have!

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by Kinetechs In reply to W/Station 4 to Server 4 c ...

This sounds like it could be the NIC and switch setting of Auto. Try hard-coding the NIC to 100-FULL. If you can manage the switch, make the change there also. This is a common problem where the NIC and switch don't gracefully negotiate/re-negotiate compatible settings.

I hope this solves your problem.
Cheers!
~Sean

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by dlweaver In reply to W/Station 4 to Server 4 c ...

Well I'd have to say the problem seems to have resolved after setting the NIC manually. I also got the same suggestion from the manufacturer of the card so enjoy the points Sean.....thanks for the help!!!!!......

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