menorcarob2 22:44 10 Jan 2003
  menorcarob2 22:44 10 Jan 2003

when i power on my desktop win me(server) and my laptop xp pro(client) they can sometimes see one another and share the internet and other times i have to run the network setup wizard on the server machine any ideas what this is.

  spaciousmonti 23:29 10 Jan 2003

Yes Win me is crap and has a short memory.
You need to map the network drive with the -p extension to make it permanent, but this doesnt work with win me cos its crap. Sorry, truth hurts.
Get a copy of XP on your server, email me and I can tell you how to use one xp disc for two pcs.

  Paranoid Android 23:35 10 Jan 2003

What you probably have is a peer-to-peer network rather than a client-server.

Sometimes WinME can take a long time to recognise the presence of a network connection. WinXP is much better at network resource management and tends to connect faster.

Sometime it can help to have a mapped drive set up on the WinME machine (mapping to a physical drive on the WinXP machine) to force a connection when you start up. Other than that, I suspect this is something you will just have to live with.

My long term suggestion would be to ditch WinME and get Win2000 or WinXP but that's just personal.


  Paranoid Android 23:36 10 Jan 2003

Crossed ......

  menorcarob2 13:00 15 Jan 2003

would it make any difference which machine was powered up first

  recap 13:08 15 Jan 2003

menorcarob2, the Higher spec machine should be used as the server. Boot the server up first, if you boot the client up first then it will not be connected to the network, and therefore you will not be able to get the resources you may require from the server.

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