[windows2000] Re: Windows XP causing broadcast storm on network

  • From: "Sorin Srbu" <Sorin.Srbu@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2003 10:45:14 +0100

I might have an idea. 

XP home uses workgroups only. I've also seen that xps in workgroups
chatters incessantly to each other... Joining them to a domain
quiets them down quite a bit. THis might be your problem too?


--Original Message Text---
From: Kevin Alexander
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2003 09:30:38 -0000

Windows XP causing broadcast storm on network 

I'm hoping someone has an idea of whats causing this annoying

We have a 20 user Windows 2000/XP (about 50:50 mix) network that
ran with no problems until someone bought in a laptop with XP Home
installed.  The moment it connected to the network all connections
and internet connection went down.  Pinging any PC on the same
switch worked, but not to a different switch.  Looking at the
lights on each switch in the path from this laptop to the router,
the lights were flashing like mad.  Disconnecting the laptop got
the network back within 30 seconds.  

We took the laptop out of the network and thought no more about it
until we put some new computers in.  We now have 3 XP Pro PCs and 2
XP Home laptops that are doing the same thing.  They seem to set
each other off - 2 of the PCs were fine for a few hours until the
other connected, now any of the 3 cause the network to stop
working.  All systems are using DHCP from a Netgear FR114P router,
which then NATs to a broadband connection.  

Sounds a little like a virus, but we installed Norton, with
updates, and it picked up nothing.  

Any ideas anyone?  I haven't got a traffic sniffer, but if you know
of a good free one that might give some clues.  




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