NEC Powermate ML450 networking problem
We bought 80 odd of these in 2006 and they were fine to start with, but over the last 6 months we have realised that every time a machine falls off the network, or a kid can't save a big file or a big sims update won't work it is one of these machines.
We have put extra network cards in about a dozen of them and they have had no further problems. It is very hard to tie down an intermittent problem like this and NEC 'do not recognise that there is an epidemic issue with the networking capability of these machines.' has anyone any experience of these machines with or without this problem?
The same issues have occurred all over school , though we did initially test cables and replace switches in a suite where the first problems appeared.