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I have a small "home network". Intel P4 2.53Ghz with 512M ram and XP home is the gateway to a DSL modem for two PII era Intel Celeron PC's running Win98SE. I am also running Norton Antivirus 2003 and ZoneAlarm Plus. The local network is set up with the fixed 192.169.0.x IP's and 255.255.255.0 subnet mask. When I attempt to "View Workgroup Computers" from the "My Network Places" window on my XP machine, I get an hourglass, and after about 30 seconds the list of the three computers shows up. On the two 98SE computers, the workgroup pops up almost ...

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    Default View Workgroup Computers takes a long time

    I have a small "home network".

    Intel P4 2.53Ghz with 512M ram and XP home is the gateway to a DSL modem
    for two PII era Intel Celeron PC's running Win98SE. I am also running
    Norton Antivirus 2003 and ZoneAlarm Plus. The local network is set up with
    the fixed 192.169.0.x IP's and 255.255.255.0 subnet mask.

    When I attempt to "View Workgroup Computers" from the "My Network Places"
    window on my XP machine, I get an hourglass, and after about 30 seconds the
    list of the three computers shows up. On the two 98SE computers, the
    workgroup pops up almost instantaneously.
    There are no other problems, and printer sharing and file sharing are
    flawless.

    Is this normal for XP? If not, what might be misconfigured to cause this?

    Thanks for any musings. I'll gladly supply any other pertinent info if
    needed.

    Joe Dolsak


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    Default Re: View Workgroup Computers takes a long time

    In news:#LUIyTZQDHA.3088TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl,
    Joe Dolsak <nomailhere.com> typed:
    > I have a small "home network".
    >
    > Intel P4 2.53Ghz with 512M ram and XP home is the gateway to a DSL
    > modem for two PII era Intel Celeron PC's running Win98SE. I am also
    > running Norton Antivirus 2003 and ZoneAlarm Plus. The local network
    > is set up with the fixed 192.169.0.x IP's and 255.255.255.0 subnet
    > mask.
    >
    > When I attempt to "View Workgroup Computers" from the "My Network
    > Places" window on my XP machine, I get an hourglass, and after about
    > 30 seconds the list of the three computers shows up. On the two 98SE
    > computers, the workgroup pops up almost instantaneously.
    > There are no other problems, and printer sharing and file sharing are
    > flawless.
    >
    > Is this normal for XP? If not, what might be misconfigured to cause
    > this?
    >
    > Thanks for any musings. I'll gladly supply any other pertinent info
    > if needed.
    >
    > Joe Dolsak
    I had exactly the same query, and the only thing we could think of was a
    follows:
    > I may be off the base here, but I think it is due to the response
    > speeds of the machines. The reason the higher speed unit is slower
    > doing the search, is that it takes longer for the slower speed unit
    > to respond to the information request packet. Conversely, the slower
    > machine appears faster in responding, because the information request
    > is handled much more quickly by the faster unit.
    >
    > One mans opinion...
    >
    > Fred.

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