I have a Mac Mini with 10.6.x
Onec in a while, especially when restart Airport Extreme for upgrade or something else (both are connected with ethernet cable cat5e) ALL PC's on the network having problem accessing Mac Mini Server while All MACs are fine and can access all folders no problem. Usually takes about 3-4 min for PC to connect to server. Then once it is connected (it loads all folder and files in that current window on the PC) i can go from folder to folder with no delays. However if i close the window with all folders then again i have to wait for around 3 min. to load everything all over again. AFP and SMB are ON. Today i made an experiment and turned SMB off and the problem still excist with the difference that after 3-4 min delay no folders were shown.
It seems that the PCs have hard time establishing connection with the server which is weird that Macs don't have that problem. It must be something with the setting of Mac MIni. Other wise i have no problem accessing Internet so the routher is working fine. DHCP is ON on the AP Extreme.
I came across as i was searching for this issue and it seems that authentication - Golden triangle or whatever is called - might be the issue in the whole mess. Do you guys think that this might be the case ?
The only way i have found out to help is to restart the Router and Server and that usually fix the problem .
Could you please help me figure what is going on there?
Here is the original thread: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3867559?tstart=0 ( i think i posted in the wrong forum )