My Damned “Server Connection Interrupted” Problem
Ok, so since upgrading to Vista on my PC I now seem unable to reliably connect to the Drobos connected to my PC with my MacBook Pro. 🙁
My problem is that anytime I start moving files around over my home gigabit ethernet network I get the following error on my Mac: “server connection interrupted.” The file copy job, iTunes import job, whatever job, etc. is interrupted. Sometimes this happens after 3 minutes of network use. Sometimes it happens after 5 minutes of network use. Sometimes it happens after 2 hours of network use.
The internet works fine, no problem there, no disconnections there. Just when file sharing between my Mac and my Vista PC.
I can immediately re-establish a connection with the drobos connected to my Vista PC after this failure, but it is wrecking havoc with my ability to effectively move files around my network between my Mac and PC.
Certain things seem to definitely contribute to it. When I connected a USB external drive to Mac earlier this morning for instance, it immediately killed my network connection.
Everything worked fine with XP which leads me to believe that it may be some sort of a settings thing in Vista… or maybe not… who knows.
I found a few forums around where some people were experiencing the same problem, but no fix.
Any Mac, Vista, network experts out there have any suggestions on making a file sharing network between a Mac OSX and a Vista PC more robust or somehow preventing these network disconnect errors?