98 file server/xp client slow -- any cure?

Discussion in 'Windows Networking' started by Mike Scott, Jul 4, 2003.

  1. Mike Scott

    Mike Scott Guest

    It seems to be a known problem into which I've blundered that an XP
    client reading files from a '98 server is slow.

    The problem seems to be with the file open (or maybe close), because
    on large files, I can get around 150Mbyte/min throughput, while small
    ones drop to 0.2Mb/min or less. It's not a simple permissions
    problem.

    This leads to the embarrassing situation that my ancient slow 486
    serving files from FreeBSD/samba works faster than a Duron 800 running
    win98 (for the same directory tree). The same problem occurs with
    either of my '98 machines as server; there's no problem with a '98
    client - just xp.

    I've spent a while searching the net, but to little avail. Is there a
    cure for this ailment?

    Thanks in advance.
     
    Mike Scott, Jul 4, 2003
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    Tim Guest

    Tim, Jul 9, 2003
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  3. Mike Scott

    Mike Scott Guest

    But if that were the problem, it would affect all nic's. The cheap
    one I've plugged in for testing works fine - the one on the mobo
    doesn't like reading small files from the server (works fine with the
    machines interchanged though).

    I've tried to reproduce the problem at tcp and udp levels without
    success; simple client/server pairs to saturate the network behave the
    same on either nic.
     
    Mike Scott, Jul 9, 2003
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