View Full Version : XP network slow file acess

15-07-2002, 05:47 PM
hi, I've talked about this before, with some helpfull feedback - thanks

does anyone know what QOS services are?

is it helpfull/or not to enable IEEE?

someone suggested I check wether services availabliity was being checked on the other computers, or something like that, could someone give more details please

I noticed that on the 'slow' machines the user had a directory with 100's of directories in that one directory, with only a couple of files in each of those directories. I hadn't come across this before could that be a factor?


16-07-2002, 09:12 PM
Quality of service is typical of Microsoft services. It can suck up bandwidth, but will release it whenever the bandwidth is not being used and something else wants it. It should not be a problem
IEEE is for wireless - do you use that?
Are you only running TCP/IP? I have not read your other posts.

16-07-2002, 11:03 PM
yes i'm only running tcp which XP seems to default to

would something else be better?

i'm running some non XP machines on the network

Graham L
17-07-2002, 01:28 PM
TCP/IP will probably be the best. There won't be much in it, but you are better off with one protocol than two or more.

A machine with "hundreds" of directories containing a few files each will always be slower to supply files than one with a few directories and hundreds of files in each. If you are moving lots of files, you'll notice a difference.

17-07-2002, 10:29 PM
Do you have a hosts file or lmhosts file?
This will allow the PCs to resolve names much faster in a peer to peer network

19-07-2002, 04:19 PM

I don't know what you are talking about

where would I find such things?

Graham L
19-07-2002, 05:01 PM
Name resolving does not take long. If it works, don't "fix" it.

19-07-2002, 07:08 PM
I have seen name resolving take ages on a small network. Name resolving is faster if you use Netbeui because it broadcasts everywhere for a NETBIOS name resolution - but this also slows the network due to that fact.
The LMHost file has a sample file which you can read and then save as lmhost (instead of lmhost.sam)
The host file is used in the same manner
I would add the files to each PC
LMHost replaces a WINs server (for name resolution in a LAN with W95/98 PCs)and Hosts is used for DNS lookups (W2000/XP)
Here is a link
If it is still slow, then there may be an authentication delay.
Is the slow PC, slow from all PCs trying to access it or just the XP machines?