XP->98: very slow browsing of shared resources

Discussion in 'Windows Networking' started by leo, Jul 23, 2003.

  1. leo

    leo Guest

    I appreciated a lot this:
    http://www.practicallynetworked.com/sharing/troubleshoot/sl
    owbrowse01.htm

    but it does not really solve the problem.

    What is the root cause of this behaviour?
    It seems to me that XP try to connect to each previously
    mapped shared resource links; after a timeout of about 10
    seconds, if it fails to find a remote computer, it retryes
    another time. If you multiply this for every "broken"
    link....
    Is there a way to reduce timeout AND to eliminate retries?
    Is it possible NOT to rememeber visited shared resources?

    thanks
     
    leo, Jul 23, 2003
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  2. leo

    leo Guest

    further trials:
    - removing the registry entry for searching remote
    scheduler is the most effective remedy for slowliness.
    - disabling IEEE 802.1x authentication on the XP
    connection increases also responsiveness
    (about 802.1x authentication:
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/treeview/default.asp?
    url=/technet/prodtechnol/winxppro/proddocs/8021x_client_con
    figure.asp)

    BUT the connection XP-98 is still ten times slower than
    any 98to98 connection!
    File transfer is extremely slow:
    98<->98: very fast (I have a 100mbit ethernet)
    98 -> XP home: slow
    XP home -> 98 : slower (like a 10 mbit )

    What is the protocol used for file transfer in a Windows
    network? Is there some automatic "downgrade" when XP
    connects to 98?

    thank you
     
    leo, Jul 24, 2003
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