Fw: Windows 2000 Pro, unstable and really slow connection.

Ben Chapman mail "at" benchapman.co.uk
Wed, 27 Jun 2001 16:13:49 +0000


Re: Windows 2000 Pro, unstable and really slow connection.
----- Original Message -----
From: Ben Chapman
To: vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com
Sent: Sunday, June 17, 2001 10:27 AM
Subject: Re: Windows 2000 Pro, unstable and really slow connection.


I use VNC to remotely administer a Win2K Pro machine that
has a 166Mhz Cyrix CPU and just 32Mb RAM, and a 10Mbps
network connection... I can even play Solitaire reasonably well
through my 64K ISDN connection at home.

Response is a bit juddery, by only by tenths of a second.

Have a look at Task Manager while the app is running (with a
connection), and see if there are any clues as to why it may be
slow - ie who's hogging CPU time?  You might have something
trying to run near mission critical that stops lower level processes
like VNC from operating effectively.



Ben Chapman





----- Original Message -----
From: "Dave Warren" <maillist "at" devilsplayground.net>
To: <vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com>
Sent: Saturday, June 16, 2001 9:07 PM
Subject: Re: Windows 2000 Pro, unstable and really slow connection.



> Honestly, I'd probably pump up the machine (CPU and memory) a little.
>
> For what it's worth, I've run it on C300 and up, always with 128MB of
memory
> or more, and I've almost never seen much of a performance hit when VNC is
> running, and it's always been responsive.
>
> Except for complete redraws, VNC is as fast as local console across my
> 100baseT network, PII-500MHz or faster machines all around, with at least
> 384MB of memory, most systems at a full gig.
>
> I know this doesn't help a lot, but I'd strongly suggest looking at
changing
> that hardware, or the OS itself.
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "geocad" <geocad "at" qualitynet.net>
> To: <vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com>
> Sent: Saturday, June 16, 2001 10:13 AM
> Subject: Windows 2000 Pro, unstable and really slow connection.
>
>
> > Hi,
> >
> > I'm was using VNC for a couple of months on Windows 98 machines, and was
> > very happy... till I got a new Windows 2000 Professional box.
> > When I try to connect to the Win2k from a Win 98, the connection looks
> very
> > very slow, with long latencies (I'm on 100 MBit Lan). For example, I
move
> > the mouse and it will move in 5 seconds on the server, or .. it won't
move
> > at all! It looks like the refresh rate is once every few seconds.
> > I tried different refresh settings - no difference. I used to get almost
> > perfect refreshing between two win 98 machines with about 20-30 KB/s
> > constant traffic.
> > Now, I get bursts of 50-60 kb traffic every lets say 10 seconds..
> > Often, after beeing connected for some time it looks like the server
it's
> > not responding, ... it just quit 'itself'.
> >
> > My config on Win2k is:
> > Pentum 200 MMX, 64 Ram,
> > Diamond Multimedia Stealth II S220 (Graphics) running 800/600 in 16bit
> > I'm using the same Lan cards on all computers : CNet Pro 200B (100Mbit).
> >
> > Could this be due to Windows 2000 network configuration ????? (slow
> > response ?)hmmm
> >
> > Did anyone have this problem ? Or is it just me ???
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