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Win98 freezes on network access

By derek_grunewald ·
I have a relatively new network that supports about 20-25 people. I'm using cat5 cabling and running an NT4 file and print server. I also have a WAN between 2 other offices using a PPP T1 connection. Occasionally, when users access the local server through Windows Explorer, the system hangs and requires a reset to get back online. This sometimes happens when switching between domain servers. It seems to be a relatively random occurance and happens at different stations throughout the day. I was told by a friend that it could be b/c of the packet size being sent through the network. If that's the case, how can a check it/change it? I've tried updating the NIC driver, but that didn't seems to help. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated....

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by Baziite In reply to Win98 freezes on network ...

Since you said you've got a WINS server , you are running TCP/IP on the network . And chances are you are also running Win 9x clients . Well First let me tell you that I have had lot of problems with using TCP/IP on a WinNT with Win98 clients and mapped drives . The problems are similar to the ones you've discribed and The way I solved it is by changing the Protocol to NetBeui . I think the problem is occuring due to unavailibility of the NT Domain browse list to win 98 clients . The problem will not occur on NT Wks . Try going into Network Neihborhood to check if you can see the NT Domain Servers , you can try Finding them using Find on the start menu . If you can find them your computer will not HANG .

Good Luck !

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by derek_grunewald In reply to Win98 freezes on network ...

I can see everything in NN.

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by NetWill In reply to Win98 freezes on network ...

Do you have WINS configured on the server and used by hosts?

Do you have "File and Print sharing for Microsoft network"?

It is perhaps timingout when looking at entier network including those out in WAN.

Use Sniffer to see if you are getting timeout on packets. If so, try change the packet size and round trip time. Search for 'q158474' in Technet. It has Registry entries to edit.

Hope this helps!

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by derek_grunewald In reply to Win98 freezes on network ...

I'll try the sniffer and see if I can find anything ....

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