I have searched on the internet and tried to post in a networking forum, but came up empty handed. Maybe one of you guys can help me out.
Ok, I really need suggestions here. I am having major trouble with accessing network files stored on my office server. In addition, if I try to open Word or Excel files from the server, my computer stops responding. That server is running with NT 2000 Server. I must say that when I ran office with my Win98, I never had trouble accessing files on the network. Since I started using XP Pro, I cannot figure out why this is happening. I would appreciate some help in getting my files accessed in a reasonable amount of time and figure out a solution as to why Word and Excel files make my computer not respond. I have been copying and pasting those files to my desktop just to open them and work.
Thanks in advance.
If there are any networking software that I can install to speed up my access, post that here too. Or, if I can just make some adjustments in my configurations, that would be also great.
PS. I access my network server through a switch and I am able to access the internet through the same switch. It is a cable modem and the speed on the internet is fast. Just the server commands are sluggish to unacceptable.