How to make your network faster.

Question

Network is running painfully slow.

My office is made up of 6 MAC's and 2 IBM clones. I am one of the clones (Fujitsu P3 Notebook running WinXP Pro) and I'm trying to share files with the other clone, a Dell P3.

The Dell P3 Desktop is running Win98SE. It has a Linksys Wireless Router that is broadcasting DSL broadband to my Fujitsu P3 notebook without a problem. I've also setup a workgroup so the Dell and I can share files in a peer-to-peer configuration, however, when I try to share files with the Dell, it takes forever (2 to 4 minutes) to process each separate command (reading or writing).

Any suggestions?

Answer

This question was answered on November 21, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

If you do not have all your nodes attached to that router and you have it in a partial bus topology that is the reason why it is slow What I recommend you do is hook all your nodes to a switch or an intelligent hub The reason why you are running slow is that there is not enough bandwith A switch or an intelligent hub will help with the throughput

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on November 21, 2003