Why is only 1 laptop opening/saving files slowly on a peer-to-peer network?Locked
They have a Dell desktop PC as one computer with all the files and is used by someone. Win XP, 3 GB. Hardwired LAN. This is the only computer cabled and is the only desktop computer.
Netgear Wired, Wireless Router
One other person brings in her Toshiba Satellite L675 laptop [Win 7 Home Premium, MS Office 2007, 4 GB, clean and fast] to work on. Almost all documents (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat) open and save slowly; 45 seconds to 1.5 minutes. Usually Excel doc will open almost as fast as expected.
I had her do the same thing at her home WiFi network. She says documents open and save at a normal speed.
Also, Dell Inspiron, Win XP, MS Office 2010
& Thinkpad, Win XP, MS Office 2007
& Other laptop (haven’t had my hands on it yet)
Anyway, all of the other computers open, save and close documents accessed on the desktop quickly.
Step 1: Worked on desktop pc
Added 2 GB RAM to desktop to bring it to 3 GB. Upgraded all Dell Drivers and BIOS. This cut the file access time from the Toshiba in half; it used to take twice as long as noted above.
Step 2: Worked on Toshiba laptop
System is plenty powerful. I upgraded the BIOS and the drivers including one for the RealTek Wired & Wireless Network adapter. This did not make a difference in file access times.
I see that the Netgear router is due for an upgrade but I figure that if 3 out of 4 laptops do not have this problem then that is not the problem.
I appreciate any assistance.