Here’s a little trick I learned a couple of years ago that managed to pop up again today.
The problem with Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/7 is that you have a limit on how many concurrent connections can be made to the device. Windows XP usually has 10 and Vista/7 has 15.
If you have a small network and happen to have more devices connecting to it, you’ll have to install an operating system that supports more concurrent connections. You could go the *nix route or install one of the server flavours of Microsoft Windows.
Or, you can do this:
- Click START
- Click RUN
- Type in: regedit
- Click on OK/RUN
- Locate and then click to select the following Registry Subkey: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanServer\Parameters
- In the Edit Menu, click NEW and click DWORD. (If exists, skip to step 8 )
- Type MaxMpxCT and press ENTER
- Right-Click MaxMpxCt and click Modify
- In the Value data box, choose DECIMAL ***
- Click OK and close the Registry
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