Hello I have basically a suse samba server setup. Eth0 is for the internet connection (cable). Eth1 is my internal network. I use eth1 for my samba server. When i have the shares/ drive letters mapped, whatever, Ill goto access them and that computer will just lockup or timeout for about 1 minute, then it will resume operation normally. I have approx. 5 comptuers on the suse server, and they all do this from windows xp to windows 98se. I am using set up addresses of 192.168.0.x, where is greater than 2. My question is have or is there something Ive setup wrong to cause this pause to occur. ? Its becomming very annoying..and frustrating. Im using kernel 2.4.18-64GB-SMP with a dual processor setup. If anyone has any ideas please let me know. Every package installed is orginal versions from the suse install cdroms. (no updates done). Anything come to mind. btw, ive replaced the switch, with a new netgear one, and all the networks at startech ST100 Realtek 8139 chipsets on 100Tx. Anyone... !