Extremely Slow Network Browsing

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I have this strange problem where my network slows down to a crawl whenever I access my WHS files using Windows Explorer. I also have Windows XP installed and when I use Windows XP opening a network folder is no different from opening a local folder.

The PC is connected to a wireless router through a Network cable.

Any suggestions?

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I have this strange problem where my network slows down to a crawl whenever I access my WHS files using Windows Explorer. I also have Windows XP installed and when I use Windows XP opening a network folder is no different from opening a local folder.

The PC is connected to a wireless router through a Network cable.

Any suggestions?

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Can you provide more detailed information about your network setup

and your WHS/PC hardware? That would be helpfull in helping you diagnose

your problem.

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Garry: Thank you for your reply.

I have a Buffalo Router WHR HP-G54.

The WHS runs on a AMD Sempron LE-1250 Processor and onboard Gigabit LAN. HD's are a WD and Samsung green drives.

The Windows 7 Machine is a Core i7860 processor with a Gigabyte motherboard connected through onboard LAN.

As mentioned, it's really fast on Windows XP on the same machine but Windows 7 really crawls and I think it might be a driver or settings issue?

Link to MotherboardGA-MA74GM-S2

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Can you clarify what version of WHS? ie WHSv1 or WHS 2011. Also

are you by chance using an advanced format WD drive with WHSv1

and if so have you jumpered pins 7/8 ? If you are using an advanced

format drive as your OS drive, that will cause many problems and

is not supported by MS.

Outside of the drives. Be sure to update your NIC drivers with the

latest.

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Can you clarify what version of WHS? ie WHSv1 or WHS 2011. Also

are you by chance using an advanced format WD drive with WHSv1

and if so have you jumpered pins 7/8 ? If you are using an advanced

format drive as your OS drive, that will cause many problems and

is not supported by MS.

Outside of the drives. Be sure to update your NIC drivers with the

latest.

Hi Garry,

Thank you for your reply. I think I solved the problem. It was the NIC drivers. :) Windows 7 detected my NIC and I didn't bother checking the motherboard manufacturer's site as I figured Windows Update would take care of it.

Thank you for pointing me in that direction. I am running WHS1 and while I am using advanced format drive, I am not using them for the OS drive.

Speeds are much improved now, and now I can finally watch movies on the network and also burn CD's without having to first copy them over to my desktop.

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Hi Garry,

I realize this thread is over a year old, but I still wanted to thank you for suggesting updating the NIC drivers. Just like crisscross, I checked the device driver version (by clicking the "Update Driver" button in device manager), but Windows informed me I was on the latest and greatest. I then went to the Realtek website and found that the latest version was much more recent. After downloading and installing that driver, the gridlock I was experiencing when moving, copying or opening files on my WHS 2011 server was resolved.

Thanks again

mrwassen

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Chalk up one more in 2014! I use Win 7 Ultimate and WHS 2011 with a hardwired connection. I was able to use the update in device manager on my Realtek NIC and it worked great. Went from like 13KB/s and lots of "not responding" messages to 20MB/s and no messages. I wish all bugs were this easy to fix! :)

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Live2Surf, 

 

Yeah, Realtek drivers are .... crap.

 

Also, for performance, check my signature. It will also help.

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