Re: Vista Bus. ed. keeps losing connection to workgroup pcs
sorry for the omission.
they are all hardwired connections.
initially I may be able to connect to a machine, then awhile later I try to
connect to the Public folder again and I get that silly spinning donut that
goes on for a good 5 minutes or longer before it connects... however,
sometimes it just can't find the machine. Doesn't matter what machine I am
trying to connect to or if others are trying to connect to me.
Now I do have a 5 port switch that connects us all together (Linksys).
Haven't checked whether switches need to be Vista compatible or not.
> Your post is not clear whether you are using wireless "cards" or the
> networking that is built into your PC motherboards.
> If your machines are wireless the problem may not in fact be Vista (I am no
> fan of Vista but not all problems are due to the many problems with the OS)
> but the wireless router, particularly if it is the junk that ISPs like
> Verizon send out to subscribers.
> When I set their junk DSL modem/router to bridge and used a D-link wireless
> router instead all such inconsistent connection problems were resolved in a
> small mixed XP/Vista network (6 machines instead of 4).