Re: File access and saving very slow with network folders
Changing from Norton Antivirus to Microsoft Live OneCare has fixed the
performance problems. Tim
"Tim French" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> My comment is very similar to a thread posted earlier today where network
> access times are very poor. I will keep an eye on that thread too. Our
> network comprises of 3 Vista machines (all SP1 - 2 x Vista Business & 1 x
> Vista Home premium) and an XP machine SP2. However, the issue was present
> before the XP machined was recently added back on the network. The
> machines are all using Norton Protection centre.
> If I think of the actions we attempt they are broadly
> using the Outlook BCM shared database - performance seems fine (the
> database is around 35Mb).
> using Network discovery - very fast response time navigating through
> directories and machines.
> saving Office 2007 files on a network drive - maybe a 30 second delay on a
> small (50k) file. Appears sometimes to hang / application Not Responding
> msg etc.
> using a MYOB accounting database. This is opened by another machine
> across the network. This is about 35Mb. This will often timeout without
> opening giving an internal MYOB error message.
> copying files from one machine to another across the network. Again on a
> file say 35Mb the file copies fast - but the machine then hangs for around
> 30 seconds at the end of the copy process (based upon the progress bar).
> Internet access is good from each machine.
> This is a network that I have basically just inherited and I am not sure
> really where to start to identify the cause.
> We have a D-Link wireless router running 3 machines direct from it
> (wireless / non wireless seems not to make a difference to the
> performance!) and then the 4th network cable is plugged into a D-Link
> switch which runs 2 network printers and another machine. When I check
> the network connection it shows cabled connection speed at 100Mb.
> Wireless connection speed at 50Mb. Copying a file on the network cabled
> shows speeds of around 20Mb per second. Wireless file copy at about 3Mb
> per second.
> Any pointers where to even start looking to address this speed issue will
> be gratefully received.
> Thanks & Regards, Tim