RE: Vista PC keeps disappearing off network
As an update, I have just done a further experiment on the Vista desktop PC.
I have run "ping -t <router>". This gives low turnaround times of 2-3 mS, but
every minute, a ping gives a turnaround of about 1000 mS! I guess the cause
of this phenomena Might this be related to the cause of the original problem
noted inthe original post.
Does anyone have any ideas please?
> I have just built a desktop PC with Vista Ultimate, and good spec hardware. I
> also have a laptop with XP Home. They are both networked wirelessly via an
> Edimax ADSL modem/router. The networking works well - both PCs have a good
> signal, both can reach the Internet, and the Workgroup is set up OK as I can
> share resources between the PCs.
> I occasionally need to use Remote Desktop to access the Desktop PC from my
> laptop. However, I noticed that I got very frequent slow response and also
> network loss being notified in the RD client. To investigate this, I used a
> Cmd prompt on the XP laptop to run "ping -t <desktop>" on the laptop. This
> showed mostly good ping times (<10 mSec), but frequently a ping would take a
> long time (>1000 mS); and I would also frequently get ping timeouts on a
> number of successive pings.
> I tried the same in the other direction, on the Vista desktop, by running
> "ping -t <laptop>", and got consistently good respopnse times with NO packet
> As a further test on the laptop, I ran a "ping -t <router>". This gave
> consistently good times and no packet loss.
> So, it seems there is an intermittent (though very frequent) problem
> confined to connectivity between the laptop and desktop, characterised by
> poor ping results in one direction only.
> Can anyone suggest a possible cause for this?