I am having a very interesting problem and I really need your ideas.
I am running a small network at my home. The server is Windows 2003 and it is my DNS server.
I have 4 workstations (all xp pro) connected via cat5 cable and they have no problem at all accessing the net or the lan.
However, I have a sager laptop running xp pro connected vi Linksys WAP (wap54a) and a linksys dual-band wireless A + G card.
On the laptop my signal strength is excellent and I can access the net just fine, however my lan access in unbearably slow.
My network protocols installed on the laptop are tcp/ip and aegis v184.108.40.206
I do not have WINS setup on the server or the laptop.
I also have client for microsoft networks, deterministic network enhancer, QoS packet scheduler, and file and printer sharing for microsoft networks installed.
My tcp/ip settings are static IP (not dhcp assigned) and all workstations including the laptop are members of the domain controlled by the 2003 server.
When I access the net I can download files at 150kbps (my internet connection is 1536/384l), however when accessing files on the server it takes minutes to copy files 2 & 3 meg in size and frequently times out. I can't even play mp3s across the lan on my laptop (but I do not have either issue with the workstations).
I tried an interesting experiment today. I opened windows explorer, navigated to the fileshare on the server. As usual it takes minutes to display the contents, and I copied a 3 meg file to the server. At the same time I opened internet explorer and pluged in the ip of the server and path to the file share. The contents were displayed much more quickly and when I copied the same file it only took about 12 seconds.
Why is my LAN so much slower on my laptop?
I really appreciate any thoughts or help you have on this!