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Discussion in 'Networking' started by bobbsl, Jan 11, 2002.

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  1. bobbsl

    bobbsl Thread Starter

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    When I access my home network I can see the other machine's directory but then the two machines seem to be exchanging information for 5 min (the lights on the hub blink) beforeI can access anything then the same thing happens for another 5 minutes and this goes on and on and on, lots of waiting and no networking.
     
  2. Scully

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    What protocol are you using?

    What OS are you running on the systems?

    What are you using to network your systems? NIC's, HUB, Cables?


    Cheers,

    Scully
     
  3. bobbsl

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    Hi Scully: We have been running this system for a least a year before its strange behavior. The components are a 3 com-5 port hub, windows ME about 20 ft apart with cables. Both have linksys pci nic's. Restoring the system back to saved versions makes no difference and the network settings are the same as when we had it running good last year. We are running identical protocols on both machines, netbeui and tcp/ip. The file systems performance taps are checked off to act in a typical role as servers,
     
  4. Scully

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    My best guess would be you have a malfunctioning NIC in one of the systems,

    Or,
    An IRQ conflict with one of the NIC's on one of the systems...have you installed any new hardware lately?

    Or,
    One of the ports, or the hub is going bad.

    Or,
    One of your cables is bad.

    So I would check the IRQ conflict first. Run winNT diagnostics and check your IRQ info. Next I would check the hub ports, try swapping the cables to differnt ports. Next the cables, get a new cable or one you know is working good. Next the hub....then the NIC's themselves.

    Hope that helps,

    Cheers,
    Scully
     
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