Problems staying connected to server 2003 over XP + Acquiring Network Adress display problems

Discussion in 'Windows Networking' started by wolverinegod, Oct 17, 2006.

  1. wolverinegod

    wolverinegod Guest

    Hi,
    I'm having a few problems. I have a home network where two computers
    connect to a domain through wireless connections. The desktop that i
    use (custom built) does not have any problems connecting to the domain.
    However, after what appears to be a random amount of time, the
    computer "sort-of" locks up. What happens is the network drives become
    disconnected. When i try and open up "My Computer" or something
    anything that points to a mapped drive (ie..a shortcut), explorer locks
    up. Killing the task works, but if i try the action again, the problem
    occurs again.

    I am having a similar problem with a laptop. It periodically
    disconnects from the shared drives, but if i simply single click on the
    connection through my computer, the connection is restored.

    Is there anyway to prevent the computers from disconnecting?

    I also have a problem with the network connection status. It will only
    display as Acquiring Network Address in the taskbar even after it has
    actually connected. I have to open up the network connection folder
    and refresh. The icon will then display as connected. This is more an
    annoyance than anything else.

    Thanks in advance
     
    wolverinegod, Oct 17, 2006
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    Event logs show any errors?
    You might check the autodisconnect settings -
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314498/
    Do you have the same problem using a wired Ethernet connection to the same
    hardware?
    Are you using Windows to manage the wireless connection, or third party
    software?
     
    Lanwench [MVP - Exchange], Oct 18, 2006
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