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01-24-2010, 07:48 PM
i am having problem on an old network on win2k it was somewhere else brought for a company that have move office to the place where i work i am trying to connect it and i need some help. i conncted the network on a hub and all the computer talking to the server but sometime the others computer can't connect to the server and it say NETWORK DRIVE DISCONNECTED how can i connect the computer back to the server
help please it urgent
01-26-2010, 11:07 PM
If you use hub, you need set one computer for Server, so the other can work.
I perfer you to use route.
01-26-2010, 11:20 PM
I would say go with a switch instead of a HUB, HUB braodcast all the traffic everywhere and cause alot of network collisions and switches are cheap enough I would upgrade to a switch and go from there.
02-02-2010, 09:59 PM
Yes. I agreed using a switch will be a better solution to resolve bottleneck issue.
You can try to search for the network drive and re-map the drives.
02-12-2010, 01:25 AM
Switch will be better solution for win2k network
02-14-2010, 02:51 AM
Try to use router or hub. If you want detailed information on how to make it, try to search it online. Lots of ideas you can get there. Good Luck
03-12-2010, 02:39 AM
This is a common issue in all Windows versions. I'm using Network Drive Manager to solve this issue. Works excellent!
04-22-2010, 05:54 AM
dump the hub, if you like to have reliable network, you MUST use Switch. Switches are no longer expensive (unless you use managed switch). Hub only passes on packets if there is nobody else transmitting. If you have lot of traffic, packets collide and need to be retransmitted, which adds to congestion. The only way to fix this sometimes requires switching of the hub and start again.
About router; router is used to connect two or more different IP addresses (topologies). Say you have one network running 10.0.0.0-10.0.0255 and another with 192.168.23.0 - 192.168.23.255. Switch or hub would not be able to connect the two. Router is generally used to connect to WAN (Wide Area Network) from LAN (Local Area Network). Larger organisations use routers to connect different IP locations to same servers, or servers in different locations.
Windows is not the cause of your problems. OS has no bearing on it.
04-26-2010, 07:47 AM
Try the HUB out
I think it might help.
Let us know after what helped.
06-16-2010, 08:03 AM
Hubs repeat everything they receive and can be used to extend the network. However, this can result in a lot of unnecessary traffic being sent to all devices on the network. Hubs pass on traffic to the network regardless of the intended destination; the PCs to which the packets are sent use the address information in each packet to work out which packets are meant for them.
Switches control the flow of network traffic based on the address information in each packet. A switch learns which devices are connected to its ports (by monitoring the packets it receives), and then forwards on packets to the appropriate port only. This allows simultaneous communication across the switch, improving bandwidth.
When the network gets larger (about 10 users), you may need to use a switch to divide the groups of hubs, to cut down the amount of unnecessary traffic being generated.