on my XP machine, I have 2
NICs (one connected to a GB network and on only to a switch connected to only 2 networked disks [Ximeta Netdisks]). On the GB connection (my local area connection) I am running all the standard protocols and on the other NIC (my local storage network) I am running just TCP/IP and LPX (lean packet protocol for the NDAS device communication).
The GB connection works fine, but I have very low effective transfers (~800-900K) to the local storage network. Since it never connects to the outside, I assigned an IP address of 100.100.1.1, netmask 255.255.255.0 to the storage network NIC.
My question is that I'm not sure if my configuration is flawed and resulting in lower performance on the storage network. I have read a little about bridging but don't think I need it (or do I?)
Any suggestions or resources would be appreciated.