Solved Network Traffic Trouble

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Hi Sirs,

Good day!

For those who encounter this kind of network problem, please help me solve mine.

My setup is like this;

Router - patchport - 48pins switch - patchport - 32 PC

My problem is if all the PC is open some of the PC will be disconnected to the mapped shared drive on network from a PC that is a server storage type but they are still connected to the internet. Sometimes also the internet connection of the server type storage PC itself will disconnect like an X in its network icon.

What could be the possible cause of this problem?

Thank you!

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Paksiw
 
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I read there is a connection limit of 20 for shared folders. Whether you have a connection to the internet has no bearing on shared folders, the connection is between PC to PC, not to anywhere on the internet. When a PC can resolve DNS names like google.com, then the network icon on the systray shows normal, when it can't it shows a yellow triangle. And when the ethernet cable is out, or when WiFi is down, then the network icon shows a red X.

Is the 'server type storage PC' really a Windows Server edition ?
 

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I read there is a connection limit of 20 for shared folders. Whether you have a connection to the internet has no bearing on shared folders, the connection is between PC to PC, not to anywhere on the internet. When a PC can resolve DNS names like google.com, then the network icon on the systray shows normal, when it can't it shows a yellow triangle. And when the ethernet cable is out, or when WiFi is down, then the network icon shows a red X.

Is the 'server type storage PC' really a Windows Server edition ?
Yes sir that is correct, No sir the Server type storage PC is not a windows server edition it is a windows 7 professional.
How can I solve this problem sir can you please help me?
 
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Do you have a spare PC ? The easiest way is to have another PC and move some of the shared folders onto that. That PC doesn't have to be fast, any old PC will do.
 

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Do you have a spare PC ? The easiest way is to have another PC and move some of the shared folders onto that. That PC doesn't have to be fast, any old PC will do.
Hmmnn.. Every PC here is being used except for this server type storage PC. Did you mean sir that I should have like 2 or more source of storage to solve the problem sir ? I am afraid the files could be accidentally deleted by a user. Is there any way that I could do sir like some kind of upgrading PC or not?
 
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Upgrading to Windows Server would work. Depends if you have the budget

Changing the hardware does not enable you to surpass the number of file sharing limit, which is built into Windows Pro.
 

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Upgrading to Windows Server would work. Depends if you have the budget

Changing the hardware does not enable you to surpass the number of file sharing limit, which is built into Windows Pro.
ahh okay sir thanks for the info and to your help. I really appreciate it. I'll just do the easy way hehehehe :)
 

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Upgrading to Windows Server would work. Depends if you have the budget

Changing the hardware does not enable you to surpass the number of file sharing limit, which is built into Windows Pro.
Hello sir, here I am again is it possible sir if I will just change the OS of the PC into the Windows Server OS ? without having a Server PC build just an Ordinary PC sir?
 
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Yes, you can generally install a server OS on a simple pc. But, and that is big, you may have a hard time finding the right drivers for the various devices.
 

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Yes, you can generally install a server OS on a simple pc. But, and that is big, you may have a hard time finding the right drivers for the various devices.
What's the difference between the server OS to PC OS when it comes of driver installation sir ? Can't it be installed using driver pack ?
 
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The difference is that drivers are specific for certain hardware combined with the OS. So you can have drivers for a integrated Nic for many OS' such as Win10, Win8, Win7, both 32 and 64 bit. But there won't be any drivers made for, say, Server 2012.
You generally, but not always, can find drivers on various sites. ie. On Intel's website you can find server drivers for an integrated 10/100/1000 Nic that's integrated on the workstation board.

I hope this is clear? If not, I can try to explain it again.
 

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The difference is that drivers are specific for certain hardware combined with the OS. So you can have drivers for a integrated Nic for many OS' such as Win10, Win8, Win7, both 32 and 64 bit. But there won't be any drivers made for, say, Server 2012.
You generally, but not always, can find drivers on various sites. ie. On Intel's website you can find server drivers for an integrated 10/100/1000 Nic that's integrated on the workstation board.

I hope this is clear? If not, I can try to explain it again.
Ahh okay sir I get it but as we purchase an OS sir there are drivers already in a CD. Server OS could possibly have also its specific drivers in a CD sir or not?
 
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There may be Server OS drivers in the CD that came with the hardware.
The OS will only have generic drivers. Plus it's always best to download and use the latest drivers available.
 

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There may be Server OS drivers in the CD that came with the hardware.
The OS will only have generic drivers. Plus it's always best to download and use the latest drivers available.
Okay sir thank you very much for your help. I really appreciate it :)
 
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