Re: Is it possible to speed up the appearance of computers on a network appearing with Vista Windows Explorer
Hibernation, Standby, etc. are Not the friends of peer-to peer Networking.
While in these modes, the network of the computer is Not active, mean time
there are action on the network by other computers and when "Sleeping
Beauties" gets up it might be confusing.
Using Mapping can alleviate some of the issues.
Using Standby and getting the Network components out of the Standby loop
(i.e. they stay alive) can help too.
Jack (MS, MVP-Networking)
"John Monahan" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>I suspect this question has been asked before but scanning the recent posts
>does not show it up.
> I am running a small home network here (WHS, Vista Business, 2 Vista Home
> Preminiums and few XP's). Here is my problem:-
> Lets take the XP box nearby. Operating form the Vista Business PC on a
> fresh reboot I will always see the nearby XP box in Windows Explorer -
> Networks if it is on. If I go into hibernate mode on the Vista and come
> back say the next morning and run Windows Explorer - the XP box is not
> listed. If I close the Windows Explorer and come back say 10 minutes later
> THEN the XP box is listed. If I put the XP box into hibernation of switch
> it off it still lists under Windows Explorer but of course no shared
> folders show up. Eventually it will disappear -- hours later -- if I
> re-run Windows Explorer from this Vista box.
> I have this both of these computers on a single Router network (DLink
> DIR-655) with DHCP but reserved IP addresses for both computers -- i.e.
> they do not change.
> I suspect there is some kind of network refreshing of computers on the
> network going on.
> Is there a way to speed things up in Vista?