My new Vostro 220 freezes every time I try to access a file from a network drive on my small business network. All other computers work fine at the same drop. I have updated the driver for the nic on my server. I have reinstalled XP Pro on the client. The internet connection fast. What am I doing wrong?
1 KB will take about a minute. 3MB took about 20 minutes. 30MB and larger it freezes up. No errors are shown, other than 'not responding' when I go to task manager to stop the application. Anything accessed off the c drive works with lightning speed. I even thought is was a faulty nic card so I sent the machine back to dell for a replacement and I am having the exact same issues with the new machine. Could my network router and switches be the problem? I think they are around 12 years old.