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RC2 network connection problems to Internet

  1. #1


    isthis Guest

    RC2 network connection problems to Internet

    Testing Vista for the first time, edition RC2 (5744)

    The network connection to the internet is however bad - it is on for 10
    minutes, then off for 20, etc. its an ULI M526x Ethernet COntroller on an
    ASROCK motherboard. Vista's troubleshooting digs up nothing.

    DOES ANYONE ELSE HAVE CONNECTION PROBLEMS?

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  2. #2


    Travis King Guest

    Re: RC2 network connection problems to Internet

    Here's a post I made yesterday as I'm also having network nightmares with
    Vista, as well as many others out there.

    "Since 5728, I have had some major network problems with Vista. I'm
    currently using 5744 (RC2) and am running into the same problems. I have
    already reported them. Can anyone help?

    Living Room Computer (Computer 1): Windows XP Home SP2
    My Computer (Computer 2): Windows Vista Ultimate 32-bit 5744 (RC2)
    Office Computer (Computer 3): Windows XP Home SP2

    Issue #1: When I copy a file onto another computer's network from my
    computer, Vista shows the 'calculating time remaining' box and it stalls
    out. It acts like it's trying to copy it, but it just sits there on
    'calculating time remaining'. If I try to cancel it, the explorer will
    freeze up and have to be ended.

    Issue #2: When I try to access a file on my computer from another computer,
    let's say, Computer 1, explorer freezes up on the XP computer, and the file
    will not open. After about two minutes of waiting, explorer becomes
    responsive again and it says that it lost the connection to my computer on
    the network. When I get back on my computer, Vista completely loses my
    Internet connection until I restart my computer.

    I really hope they don't release Vista in this condition. Any help? Thanks
    in advance."

    Update:
    I have discovered that I'm able to copy things onto another computer's
    network folder when I copy a file from my desktop, but when I copy a file
    from D: (which is my music, pictures, etc.) it acts up. Why are there so
    many problems with Vista out there that things will work from the desktop,
    but not from anywhere else? I've seen quite a few issues about this how
    things will work on the desktop but nowhere else.
    "isthis" <isthis@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:6C8B21E0-6D69-4EC2-86B4-B7CF7018CB6A@microsoft.com...
    > Testing Vista for the first time, edition RC2 (5744)
    >
    > The network connection to the internet is however bad - it is on for 10
    > minutes, then off for 20, etc. its an ULI M526x Ethernet COntroller on an
    > ASROCK motherboard. Vista's troubleshooting digs up nothing.
    >
    > DOES ANYONE ELSE HAVE CONNECTION PROBLEMS?



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  3. #3


    David Wilkinson Guest

    Re: RC2 network connection problems to Internet

    Travis King wrote:

    > Here's a post I made yesterday as I'm also having network nightmares
    > with Vista, as well as many others out there.
    >
    > "Since 5728, I have had some major network problems with Vista. I'm
    > currently using 5744 (RC2) and am running into the same problems. I have
    > already reported them. Can anyone help?
    >
    > Living Room Computer (Computer 1): Windows XP Home SP2
    > My Computer (Computer 2): Windows Vista Ultimate 32-bit 5744 (RC2)
    > Office Computer (Computer 3): Windows XP Home SP2
    >
    > Issue #1: When I copy a file onto another computer's network from my
    > computer, Vista shows the 'calculating time remaining' box and it stalls
    > out. It acts like it's trying to copy it, but it just sits there on
    > 'calculating time remaining'. If I try to cancel it, the explorer will
    > freeze up and have to be ended.
    >
    > Issue #2: When I try to access a file on my computer from another
    > computer,
    > let's say, Computer 1, explorer freezes up on the XP computer, and the file
    > will not open. After about two minutes of waiting, explorer becomes
    > responsive again and it says that it lost the connection to my computer on
    > the network. When I get back on my computer, Vista completely loses my
    > Internet connection until I restart my computer.
    >
    > I really hope they don't release Vista in this condition. Any help?
    > Thanks
    > in advance."
    >


    Travis:

    I have noticed your Issue #1, though only with certain types of files
    (.cab files in particular). I don't know if this problem existed before
    5728 - that is when I first noticed it. Although Explorer freezes, the
    Copy is in fact successful.

    In my case I was not even able to cancel or shut down the computer -- I
    had to power it off. I do not see any difference if the original file is
    on the Vista desktop.

    I have to say I agree with you - Vista is not ready. Everywhere I look
    there are things like this. It may be quicker than beta 2, it may have
    more drivers, some bugs may have been fixed, but it is not, IMHO, ready.

    David Wilkinson

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  4. #4


    Travis King Guest

    Re: RC2 network connection problems to Internet

    I definitely agree with you. Vista is not ready yet. I'm still getting so
    frustrating at times that I go back to XP for a few hours to cool me down -
    like last night. My transfer to the network is not successful. About half
    of a picture at most gets transferred over.
    "David Wilkinson" <no-reply@effisols.com> wrote in message
    news:%23reMYaw6GHA.4112@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > Travis King wrote:
    >
    >> Here's a post I made yesterday as I'm also having network nightmares with
    >> Vista, as well as many others out there.
    >>
    >> "Since 5728, I have had some major network problems with Vista. I'm
    >> currently using 5744 (RC2) and am running into the same problems. I have
    >> already reported them. Can anyone help?
    >>
    >> Living Room Computer (Computer 1): Windows XP Home SP2
    >> My Computer (Computer 2): Windows Vista Ultimate 32-bit 5744 (RC2)
    >> Office Computer (Computer 3): Windows XP Home SP2
    >>
    >> Issue #1: When I copy a file onto another computer's network from my
    >> computer, Vista shows the 'calculating time remaining' box and it stalls
    >> out. It acts like it's trying to copy it, but it just sits there on
    >> 'calculating time remaining'. If I try to cancel it, the explorer will
    >> freeze up and have to be ended.
    >>
    >> Issue #2: When I try to access a file on my computer from another
    >> computer,
    >> let's say, Computer 1, explorer freezes up on the XP computer, and the
    >> file
    >> will not open. After about two minutes of waiting, explorer becomes
    >> responsive again and it says that it lost the connection to my computer
    >> on
    >> the network. When I get back on my computer, Vista completely loses my
    >> Internet connection until I restart my computer.
    >>
    >> I really hope they don't release Vista in this condition. Any help?
    >> Thanks
    >> in advance."
    >>

    >
    > Travis:
    >
    > I have noticed your Issue #1, though only with certain types of files
    > (.cab files in particular). I don't know if this problem existed before
    > 5728 - that is when I first noticed it. Although Explorer freezes, the
    > Copy is in fact successful.
    >
    > In my case I was not even able to cancel or shut down the computer -- I
    > had to power it off. I do not see any difference if the original file is
    > on the Vista desktop.
    >
    > I have to say I agree with you - Vista is not ready. Everywhere I look
    > there are things like this. It may be quicker than beta 2, it may have
    > more drivers, some bugs may have been fixed, but it is not, IMHO, ready.
    >
    > David Wilkinson



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  5. #5


    David Wilkinson Guest

    Re: RC2 network connection problems to Internet

    Travis King wrote:

    > I definitely agree with you. Vista is not ready yet. I'm still getting
    > so frustrating at times that I go back to XP for a few hours to cool me
    > down - like last night. My transfer to the network is not successful.
    > About half of a picture at most gets transferred over.
    > "David Wilkinson" <no-reply@effisols.com> wrote in message
    > news:%23reMYaw6GHA.4112@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >


    Travis:

    I do not actually try to use Vista for day-to-day work, so I do not
    suffer this frustration. My fraustration is that I cannot view the bug
    reports on Connect, even for my own reports.

    I am a developer, and my only interest in Vista is testing the
    installation and running of my programs. In this tiny corner of Vista I
    have found an incredible number of bugs. Most not fatal, but providing a
    very negative user experience. Some fixed in 5728/RC2, some not.

    David Wilkinson

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  6. #6


    Vince P Guest

    Re: RC2 network connection problems to Internet

    I've had similiar problems copying files between computers with RC2.


    And of course RC2 is "not ready" , that's why it's RC2 and not RTM.


    "David Wilkinson" <no-reply@effisols.com> wrote in message
    news:eu6K1N46GHA.2364@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > Travis King wrote:
    >
    >> I definitely agree with you. Vista is not ready yet. I'm still getting
    >> so frustrating at times that I go back to XP for a few hours to cool me
    >> down - like last night. My transfer to the network is not successful.
    >> About half of a picture at most gets transferred over.
    >> "David Wilkinson" <no-reply@effisols.com> wrote in message
    >> news:%23reMYaw6GHA.4112@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >>

    >
    > Travis:
    >
    > I do not actually try to use Vista for day-to-day work, so I do not suffer
    > this frustration. My fraustration is that I cannot view the bug reports on
    > Connect, even for my own reports.
    >
    > I am a developer, and my only interest in Vista is testing the
    > installation and running of my programs. In this tiny corner of Vista I
    > have found an incredible number of bugs. Most not fatal, but providing a
    > very negative user experience. Some fixed in 5728/RC2, some not.
    >
    > David Wilkinson



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