If I try to transfer a file over a few gigs from the Windows XP Pro SP1 machine to either the Windows 2000 SP2 computer or the Windows 98 computer, I get the following message: "The specified network name is no longer available." This happens with NTBackup and Windows Explorer. Microsoft references suggest a network problem, but I don't believe this is so, because if I pull the eight-gig file from the XP box using Windows 2000 or Windows 98, the file is copied properly. Aside from the Microsoft client and file and print sharing, the only real protocol is TCP/IP. I am using 126.96.36.199 through 10 as my internal trusted IP addresses and the default gateway as 188.8.131.52.
I even tried it using the IP address and got the same result. It seems like it runs for about 20 minutes before it acts up. Any idea what might be causing Windows XP to lose the share name? This problem is not localized to me. After searching for answers on Google, I found numerous others getting the same error message but didn't see any resolution. Can you help?
This was first published in October 2002