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XP browsing slow with Netware 5

All,

Like many people, when I add new XP(SP2)PCs to my Netware 5 LAN, there are
immediate gripes about how long it takes to access the network drives,
delayed file access time, etc....in other words SLOW.

I have seen many postings. Some say to use a certain client, then others
say that didn't work, etc.. I have not seen a definitive answer as to
what the problem and fix really is. I saw one really promising thread
but the end result was said to have been a bad NIC in the server.
Surely everyone all over the world that adds XP to their LANs are not
having bad server NICs. There are just too many complaints of the same
type for that.

Does anyone know how to solve this mystery?

Thanks for any info.

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Re: XP browsing slow with Netware 5

Well, I won't say this is a permanent fix, but it's working for me so far.

Disable LMHost lookup under the Network Properties for you network card.
Change Name Resolution Timeout to 1 in the Novell Client Properties and
under the Advanced Setting tab.
Disable all unused protocols in the Novell Client Properties under the
Protocol Preferences tab. (I left NDS & SLP selected).

So far it has reduced the initial share connection down to 4 seconds
from 13 seconds. After that it seams to connect right to each share
with no or very little delay.

Hope that helps.
Matthew


pc_modem@hotmail.com wrote:
> All,
>
> Like many people, when I add new XP(SP2)PCs to my Netware 5 LAN, there are
> immediate gripes about how long it takes to access the network drives,
> delayed file access time, etc....in other words SLOW.
>
> I have seen many postings. Some say to use a certain client, then others
> say that didn't work, etc.. I have not seen a definitive answer as to
> what the problem and fix really is. I saw one really promising thread
> but the end result was said to have been a bad NIC in the server.
> Surely everyone all over the world that adds XP to their LANs are not
> having bad server NICs. There are just too many complaints of the same
> type for that.
>
> Does anyone know how to solve this mystery?
>
> Thanks for any info.
>

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