SLOW network upgrading from win98 to XP

Discussion in 'Windows XP Networking' started by Jed Savage, Sep 14, 2004.

  1. Jed Savage

    Jed Savage Guest

    We have a small network of about 10 machines and 2 networked printers.
    We've been running everything on windows 98 and recently decided to
    upgrade to XP. The upgrade in VIA completely new machines with XP
    installed rather than converting the old machines to XP. One thing
    I've noticed is that browsing or opening files over the netwpork is
    DEAD SLOW compaired to WIN98. I've checked on microsofts support page
    and can't see any information regarding this. I've also found a few
    "tips" sites and tried the techniques there (registry edits, etc.)
    Still, the network browsing and opening takes between 1-2 minutes to
    just get the file list up. Does anyone know what could be causing
    this? I do still have 2 98 computers on the network but I took those
    off to see if mixed operating systems could be the problem. Nothing
    improved. I was assuming that going to XP would be faster if anything
    so I'm very surprised/disappointed. I'd like to keep XP, but if I
    can't resolve this problem I'm afraid the boss will just want to
    revert back to 98 on everything. Can anyone give me some help on
    this? Or pointers on how to diagnose/identify the problem? Thank you
    in advance!
     
    Jed Savage, Sep 14, 2004
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  2. it could be DNS issue or master browser issue. to check the status of the
    dns, us nslookup; to check the status of the master browser, us browstat.

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    "Jed Savage" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > We have a small network of about 10 machines and 2 networked printers.
    > We've been running everything on windows 98 and recently decided to
    > upgrade to XP. The upgrade in VIA completely new machines with XP
    > installed rather than converting the old machines to XP. One thing
    > I've noticed is that browsing or opening files over the netwpork is
    > DEAD SLOW compaired to WIN98. I've checked on microsofts support page
    > and can't see any information regarding this. I've also found a few
    > "tips" sites and tried the techniques there (registry edits, etc.)
    > Still, the network browsing and opening takes between 1-2 minutes to
    > just get the file list up. Does anyone know what could be causing
    > this? I do still have 2 98 computers on the network but I took those
    > off to see if mixed operating systems could be the problem. Nothing
    > improved. I was assuming that going to XP would be faster if anything
    > so I'm very surprised/disappointed. I'd like to keep XP, but if I
    > can't resolve this problem I'm afraid the boss will just want to
    > revert back to 98 on everything. Can anyone give me some help on
    > this? Or pointers on how to diagnose/identify the problem? Thank you
    > in advance!
     
    Robert L [MS-MVP], Sep 14, 2004
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  3. it could be DNS issue or master browser issue. to check the status of the
    dns, us nslookup; to check the status of the master browser, us browstat.

    --
    For more and other information, go to http://www.ChicagoTech.net

    Don't send e-mail or reply to me except you need consulting services.
    Posting on MS newsgroup will benefit all readers and you may get more help.

    Robert Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
    Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN, Anti-Virus, Tips & Troubleshooting on
    http://www.ChicagoTech.net
    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties.

    "Jed Savage" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > We have a small network of about 10 machines and 2 networked printers.
    > We've been running everything on windows 98 and recently decided to
    > upgrade to XP. The upgrade in VIA completely new machines with XP
    > installed rather than converting the old machines to XP. One thing
    > I've noticed is that browsing or opening files over the netwpork is
    > DEAD SLOW compaired to WIN98. I've checked on microsofts support page
    > and can't see any information regarding this. I've also found a few
    > "tips" sites and tried the techniques there (registry edits, etc.)
    > Still, the network browsing and opening takes between 1-2 minutes to
    > just get the file list up. Does anyone know what could be causing
    > this? I do still have 2 98 computers on the network but I took those
    > off to see if mixed operating systems could be the problem. Nothing
    > improved. I was assuming that going to XP would be faster if anything
    > so I'm very surprised/disappointed. I'd like to keep XP, but if I
    > can't resolve this problem I'm afraid the boss will just want to
    > revert back to 98 on everything. Can anyone give me some help on
    > this? Or pointers on how to diagnose/identify the problem? Thank you
    > in advance!
     
    Robert L [MS-MVP], Sep 14, 2004
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