XP network drives unstable for 98 machines

Discussion in 'Windows Networking' started by JohnnyT, Aug 20, 2003.

  1. JohnnyT

    JohnnyT Guest

    Help! Am I doing something wrong?

    What do I need to do to get network shares to work with
    my new XP machine the way they did between my 2 win 98
    machines before adding the XP machine. I bought the
    latter specifically to be an internet gateway and file
    server. Right now it's not a particularly reliable file

    Specifically, connections to my XP (Pro) machine from my
    2 Win98 machines stop working mid way through copies and
    sometimes when I open a second file from the same remote
    XP share. (the first "open" works.)

    Also, my network drive maps set to "reconnect" at boot up
    don't work. Apparently because the network client isn't
    loaded before the mapping is re-attempted.

    Is there something I'm doing wrong?
    JohnnyT, Aug 20, 2003
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  2. JohnnyT

    JohnnyT Guest

    any good utility to test/tweak my NIC?

    rest of the network h/w (including cable) is tried tested
    and true (all work w/ win 98 machines)
    JohnnyT, Aug 20, 2003
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  3. If there is, your NIC manufacturer will have it on the driver disk or Web
    Richard G. Harper [MVP Win9x], Aug 20, 2003
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