this might not be only a filemaker question but also a network one.
My company hosts many events and I developed an FM Go database to handle registration and a few other things.
Since some of our venues are remote and we have no reliable internet access I use an Apple Airport extreme and two Airport Express to set up a local Wifi (no internet connection).
A windows 8 laptop shares the database to the iPads.
On Go we have the interface file that pulls the data from the shared db.
I am using fixed IP addresses to link to the hosting windows machine (the same at every event).
And here is the problem:
When openening the local Go File it takes about 10 minutes (literally) to connect to the shared db. About 7 minutes before it even asks to authenticate, after that another 3 minutes to actually display anything. Once it is connected things are very quick.
Does anybody have an idea why the initial connection takes so long?
Thanks a lot!