Joe Dolsak <nomailhere.com> typed:I had exactly the same query, and the only thing we could think of was a> 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
> 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
> Is this normal for XP? If not, what might be misconfigured to cause
> Thanks for any musings. I'll gladly supply any other pertinent info
> if needed.
> Joe Dolsak
> 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...
(I may be wrong...I usually am....)
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