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Browsing across a network on XP


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No, not the button, which yields that box,,,,in the scrolling list above, if file and print sharing is installed, you will see a file and print sharing -- double click THAT

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Ok, I found it and disabled it and rebooted but no improvement. It really is hideously slow and gives the appearance of freezing up explorer when opening folders across the network from the XP machine. And yet, as stated previously, if I map the drive and browse the mapped drive it is normal. :tazz:
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are these dynamically assigned or static IP addresses on this network?
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are these dynamically assigned or static IP addresses on this network?

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static ip address here. Again, no problem browsing the XP machine from the 98 machine so it cannot be a network issue. Similarly, there was no problem either way with my win 95 machine. Only this XP has this issue and yet it's ok if I map the network drive. To me, thinking about this logically, this must be a flaw in the O/S. Afterall, what is mapping a network drive doing? It is merely assigning a local drive letter to a network drive. Why should that have any effect on browsing? And yet it does... Very strange. Now, you wouldnt notice this problem unless you are browsing a folder with several subfolders and files. By many I am saying a dozen or so subfolders and maybe 100 files or so per subfolder.
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