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kaelken

Network problem on my N36L

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kaelken

Hi all,

 

I have run into an odd problem on my Hp microserver model N36L.

For some reason, the folders that I have shared to my homegroup, seems to become unavailable when some time passes. 

I have not been able to find an exact patter in this. 

I can generally get it respond again, if I remote desktop to the server and then access a folder on the network.

The problem is that I have an apple tv 2 connected to it, and when the folders become unavailable, I need to restart the server, for the apple tv 2 to be able to see the folders again.

Do you guys have any idea what could be my problem here ? 

p.s I am running a normal win 7 installation, since I am a little new to setting up this server. 

 

Hope you guys can help. 

Thanks a lot.

Kaelken.

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jmwills

There is a setting on the NIC to save power.  Go to Network Connections>Right Click the Adapter and go to Properties>Configure>Power management Tab and see if that box is checked.  If so, uncheck it.

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kaelken

I have that box unchecked. 

Although you say that it is a setting on the NIC ?

My network card is a Broadcom Netxtreme gigabit Ethernet ? Am I using a wrong driver on this ? 

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jmwills

What OS?  You mentioned Win7, is the OS allowed to sleep?

 

If the NIC is working, leave the driver alone....

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kaelken

im using win 7, and I have changed the power plan so it shouldnt be able to sleep. 

I found a new network driver that I have just updated too, to see if that fixes the problem.

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jmwills

What did the update say it fixed?

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jem101

Thanks for posting that, the solution is quite interesting and not something I knew about as I'd never tried to use Windows 7 (or any other desktop OS) for long term file serving.

 

It does illustrate a very important point though, if you want a machine to act as a proper server, then use a proper server OS. It might look similar to a desktop OS but all sorts of stuff is different under the hood.

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ikon

What jem101 said. For $50 or less you can get WHS2011 and get rid of these issues.

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