vista and host: ule recommendation –
I use Vista to transfer (read and write) using the ULE host: and latest ps2client. I did not have much luck with ps2clientloader. It would spawn multiple instances of ps2client on the PC side and I never could tweak it to stop taking up all cpu resources for these orphaned ps2clients. It never had this problem on XP. However, the solution for me was to simply switch to using radhostclient, which only spawns one instance. The ULE host: connection is in my opinion the most convenient and reliable of the ways you can transfer data. The host: needs to have time to connect to the PC, so when you go into host: the first time in a session you have to wait a few seconds, go back, then re-enter host: in ULE to see the directories on the PC. This has always been normal behavior for host: for me. Is this about right dlanor?
As a side note (not Vista related, but router brand related):
I've also noted with my crappy D-LINK router that sometimes I have to ping the PS2 from the PC to get it to connect. I've had to go into the D-LINK web interface and ping the PS2 on my girlfriend's configuration from the ping tool on the router. There are known arp table maintenance issues with these routers.
Hope this helps!
PS2 v9 NTSC, PS2 v12 NTSC, PS2 v15 VESA