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21-06-1999, 10:16 AM
Hi, I have a peer to peer network set up at home, only there is are a couple of things that have got me stumped.

Here are the specs for the 3 machines

Zales: Acer Extensa 390c 150MHz Notebook
3Com Etherlink LAN PC Card (3C-579D I think)
48MB RAM
Computer name \\ZALES
User name CAMERON
Workgroup KERR
Workstation root directory C:\WINDOWS
Software version 4.00.950
Redirector version 4.00
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These services are started:
FULL
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Yoda: Commodore 386sx/25MHz 5MB RAM
Windows 3.11
D-Link DE-22x
Serves as a backing store.
Computer name \\YODA
User name CAMERON
Software version 3.11
Redirector version 2.51
Workstation root directory C:\WINDOWS
Workgroup KERR
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These services are started:
FULL NETBEUI
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Packard: Packard Bell 160MHz
64MB RAM
Windows 95b
Same NIC type as Yoda (part of kit)
Computer name \\PACKARD
User name USER2
Workgroup KERR
Workstation root directory C:\WINDOWS
Software version 4.00.950
Redirector version 4.00
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These services are started:
FULL
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Connection Details
5 port DLink Hubby
All NICS Half Duplex
Cat5 UTP RJ45

Most of this information was gleaned using
net config
and
net start /list

Now, in this configuration (all with NetBeui), everythuing works ok (mostly)

Mystery #1: If I set the machines up using TCP/IP, as I would prefer (better app support). I get this

Upload from Packard = 30sec
Download from Packard = 55sec

however

Upload from Zales = 5min
Download from Zales = 41min (mins, not secs)

This is using 18MB (30 files)

Problem much the same with/without Yoda, Full or Half Duplex, TCP/IP or IPX/SPX, Hub, or Cross-over cable.

This is a major headache, since the network is primarily for transfering fairly large chunks of data, and print-jobs.

Symptom: If I connect my Zip-Drive to Yoda, and share it (I do have other shared drives on all machines by the way), it takes at least 10 seconds to even begin a transfer initiated over the network.

Mystery #2: Since Yoda is very old, with only 5MB RAM, I would like to make it a DOS node instead of Win3.11. Is this possible, so far, from Yoda, I can see all the other nodes, but they can't see me. Have tried using Full-redirector (what is this anyway?), with NetBeui, and other combinations. What am I doing wrong.

PS. Does anyone know where to get a
Texas Instruments 1250 Cardbus Controller for DOS.

Hav fun cracking these ponderous problems.

Hope you have better luck than I have