Networking between Windows XP and Windows 98SE PC--SLOW!

Discussion in 'Windows Networking' started by DaveI, Jan 22, 2004.

  1. DaveI

    DaveI Guest

    I have three PCs on my home network. All have 100baseT
    connections through a 100baseT hub.

    Two of the PCs are running Windows XP HOME and the third
    is running Windows 98SE. The two PCs that have XP
    installed transfer data to and from each other with no
    problems...very fast. But if I try to trasnfer data from
    or to the Windows 98SE machine it is incredibly SLOW. A
    serial cable would be faster. I deinstalled the TCP/IP on
    the Win98SE machine and used the XP Network Install floppy
    I created to reinstall the networking on the Win98SE
    machine as stipulated by MS for computers on an XP
    network. I've done this several times but the problem
    remains. The Win98SE machine is on the network and can
    access the other machine's shared files and folders but
    the data transfer is incredibly slow to or from the 98SE
    machine...Data transfer between the two XPHOME machines is
    OK. Did not find anything about this anwhere on the
    knowledge base. Is there a fix? Thanks.
     
    DaveI, Jan 22, 2004
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  2. Hi boys
    I have same problem
    Please help us
     
    Ivaylo Alexandrov, Jan 22, 2004
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  3. DaveI,
    Forgive me... I don't have a solution for your problem. You, however might be able to help me with my problem.

    At home, I have three PC's connected to a wireless Linksys network. All can access the Internet (broadband cable) through the wireless hub which is directly connected to my newest Dell which runs XP-Home, and which has all of my master systems and master files on it. My intent, through pcAnywhere that's installed on all three PC's, is to run everything from the new Dell 'server' PC. My problem is that an older Dell, running Win98SE refuses to make any kind of a connection with the other two PC's - the third PC is a stripped-down laptop running XP-Pro that runs applications off the 'server' PC through pcAnywhere just fine, but much slower than the Win98SE box.

    I learned about the DOS "ping" command and tried it on all three PC's, pinging the other two. Neither of the two XP PC's could find the Win98SE PC but found each other just fine. The Win98SE PC could not find either of the XP PC's - just a blank stare, PC-wise. Could you help me figure out what I've missed on the Win98SE PC to make it a part of my home network? I just thought I'd ask since your '98 box can carry on a conversation with your XP's across your network.

    And, what is the XP Network Install floppy you mentioned - is that what I've missed?
    Thanks very much !
    Cas Cadian
     
    =?Utf-8?B?Q2FzY2FkaWFu?=, Jan 22, 2004
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  4. DaveI

    Haggis Guest

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    be able to help me with my problem.
    can access the Internet (broadband cable) through the wireless hub which is
    directly connected to my newest Dell which runs XP-Home, and which has all
    of my master systems and master files on it. My intent, through pcAnywhere
    that's installed on all three PC's, is to run everything from the new Dell
    'server' PC. My problem is that an older Dell, running Win98SE refuses to
    make any kind of a connection with the other two PC's - the third PC is a
    stripped-down laptop running XP-Pro that runs applications off the 'server'
    PC through pcAnywhere just fine, but much slower than the Win98SE box.
    pinging the other two. Neither of the two XP PC's could find the Win98SE PC
    but found each other just fine. The Win98SE PC could not find either of the
    XP PC's - just a blank stare, PC-wise. Could you help me figure out what
    I've missed on the Win98SE PC to make it a part of my home network? I just
    thought I'd ask since your '98 box can carry on a conversation with your
    XP's across your network.
     
    Haggis, Jan 22, 2004
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  5. Carey Holzman, Jan 22, 2004
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  6. DaveI

    DaveI Guest

    Cas,

    The XP network floppy disk I made when I installed the
    XPHOME Networking on the first computer...It asked if I
    wanted to create a network install disk to be use on all
    the other PC's on the network (Including Win98
    machines)...So it sounded as if this was required...From
    reading another webpage it sounds like it wasn't however
    but you might give that a try...Also I see there's some
    issues with timeouts and wireless networks with XP...Have
    a look at the references the other guys pointed out
    here...As far as my problem I tried loading TCP/IP from
    the Win98SE CD instead of using the XP network floppy but
    the problem was the same...Win98SE machine sees the other
    two XP machines and can access files/folders but data
    transfer is very slow...I also see that there is an issue
    regarding 100baseT cards and packet collision...Maybe
    this weekend I'll pull the 100baseT card out of the 98SE
    machine and install an older 10baseT card I have...Maybe
    it's that...OR...Maybe it has something to do with a HST
    USR Winmodem I have installed in the 98SE machine...Since
    TCP/IP is bound to both the modem and network card maybe
    the WinModem is intefering with the NIC...W.A.G. but I'll
    look at that as well...
    You, however might be able to help me with my problem.
    Linksys network. All can access the Internet (broadband
    cable) through the wireless hub which is directly
    connected to my newest Dell which runs XP-Home, and which
    has all of my master systems and master files on it. My
    intent, through pcAnywhere that's installed on all three
    PC's, is to run everything from the new Dell 'server' PC.
    My problem is that an older Dell, running Win98SE refuses
    to make any kind of a connection with the other two PC's -
    the third PC is a stripped-down laptop running XP-Pro
    that runs applications off the 'server' PC through
    pcAnywhere just fine, but much slower than the Win98SE
    box.
    all three PC's, pinging the other two. Neither of the two
    XP PC's could find the Win98SE PC but found each other
    just fine. The Win98SE PC could not find either of the XP
    PC's - just a blank stare, PC-wise. Could you help me
    figure out what I've missed on the Win98SE PC to make it
    a part of my home network? I just thought I'd ask since
    your '98 box can carry on a conversation with your XP's
    across your network.
    mentioned - is that what I've missed?
     
    DaveI, Jan 22, 2004
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