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Q: Troubleshooting slow network speeds (FTTH)

Hi,

I got my Fiber line installed about 2 months ago. The offer I pay for says 1Gbits/s down and 200Mbits up. Naturally, I've never even gotten close to those speeds. At first, when the guy did his thing, I didn't have an Ethernet cable on hand (despite being a network and IT student...I know, the irony), so I used the router's Wifi. I was averaging 70 Mbits down. At first, I was thinking, 'this seems a bit low'...for fibre of course). I went into lectures the next day and people said, you may need to wait for your line to be properly activated...this seemed plausible, so I waited. The next week I stuck an RJ45 on some CATVE and immediately went to average 500Mbits/s (688Mbits/s record). Now, this is great, but it's still half of what I'm paying for.

However, for the past 2 days, I've been having problems. My Desktop (after coming out of sleep) always has the yellow triangle symbol over the wireless icon (faulty ethernet cable so was back to WiFi). I disconnect and reconnect to find the same problem. I restart the wireless on the router, to find the problem is persisting. Only after 3-5 tries does it work. My phone too has been having trouble connecting to WiFi (Authentification problem).

The original CAT5 cable has since 'developed' a problem and has been changed. The Pc hasn't been having the connection problem out of sleep, but Chrome is very slow to do anything. Youtube loads every other time, social media too. I did a speed test and shocked to find speeds of 50 Mbits/s down and 80Mbits/s UP???

On 192.168.1.1, under Fiber, I noticed this:

Optical signal strength received -21.28 dBm

Optical signal strength transmitted 2.99 dBm

Anything strange with these numbers? I haven't been a student long enough to know if these are standard or not.

I live in France, so I don't know if anyone is familiar with SFR RED. They are my ISP. Some clients under the same package have complained in the past of being capped at 100 Mbits/s...this was on a 1 Gbit/s offer earlier in the year, and SFR RED might have changed some stuff since, so take that info for what it's worth. The LAN ports are by default caped at 100 Mbits/s...I have since changed them to 1000Mbits/s.

I cannot see what the problem is.

ANY help is GREATLY appreciated.

Regards,

Jack.

PS: these are my speed test results since installation:

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Recently, one of our old servers died. It was expected, so it wasn't to big of a problem.

I got a new server up and running, it was working awesome. So much faster than before. Anyways I re-installed my Panda Business Secure and pushed out the communication agent to all of the office PC's.

After doing this rollout of the communications agent, the network seems to be slowed to a crawl. Is there some free program that I can get or use to check why its going so slow? I am new to this job and unfortunately have no one to help me, so Im completely at a loss here and people are slowly getting mad.

Thanks in advance for any help.
 

A:Slow Network - Need Help Troubleshooting

What's it plugged into? (Switch, what model, what type of cable, etc)

What type of server?
What's processor load? (CPU, disk IO, etc.)
What processes are loaded? (Look at taskman)
What's it connected to? (Do netstat -no)

For what it's worth, a very common problem on switched 10/100 networks is Link Speed/Duplex. I wouldn't exactly call FastEthernet link negotiation reliable. If the NIC is forced 100/FULL, or the switchport is forced 100/FULL - the other side will never try PHY negotiation and will more often than not end up with mismatch duplex.
 

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Currently have a WiFi network setup for internet. Both computers connect to the router via WiFi Dongles. Which is running no problems.

Each computer is then plugged into a network switch (cheap 4 port stand alone unit) via Ethernet cables (gigabit ports) and into the switch I have also have a WD My Cloud.

Having various issues, such as unidentified network, network being defaulted back to public, the ip addresses I have assigned being reset to obtain automatically and only getting transfer speeds of 3MB/s

Running windows 10. No home group/work group setup, have 1 drive on the other computer shared and mapped as a network drive.

Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated

Thanks

A:LAN Network Slow speeds

update, problem fix with the following. Thanks 100MB/s on large files







Originally Posted by liqetsia911


This seemed to work for me:

Disabling “Large Send Offload (LSO)”

Large Send Offload is a technique of improving network performance while at the same time reducing CPU overhead. Apparently it does not work very well, so it was suggested to disable it. If you would like to know about LSO, check this MSDN article from 2001 (Task Offload (NDIS 5.1) (Windows Drivers)).

LSO is an option located in a Device Manager under your network adapter, so this solution requires Administrator Privileges.

Follow these steps:
1.Open Start Menu, right-click on Computer and select Properties
2.Under Control Panel Home located on the left side of the window click on Device Manager
3.You will get a list of all devices on your machine. Expand Network Adapters.
4.Find your Network Card and double-click on it.
5.Select Advanced tab. You will get a list filled with different options.
6.Select Large Send Offload V2 (IPv4) and set the value to Disabled
7.Do the same for Large Send Offload V2 (IPv6) if it is available
8.Click OK

After clicking OK, tried to send a file over the LAN network. Transfer speed started very slow, but it was gradually picking up speed. Decided to restart the computer and try to send that file again and this time it worked like a charm.

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I'm using a hub and have 2 different computers hooked up to it, mine being the server. I don't know what kind of network you would classify it as but I'm using it to ftp files to different computers, hope this makes since. But anyway, whenever I hook the cable directly computer to computer I get transfer speeds of about 9-10mb but whenever I run it through the hub I don't get anything over 1mb. Anyone have any idea why the hub would be slowing things down?

Thanks,
Trigg
 

A:Slow Network Speeds

Replace it with a 10/100 switch or if you are on broadband, a router with built-in 10/100 switch.

Hubs let through selective traffic from one user at a time, whereas switches let through all traffic simultaneously.

It also sounds as if you have some slow 10MB NICs. Replace these with 10/100 NICs
 

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Having continuous problems with freezing and slow data transfer and am wondering if it malware or something.DDS logDDS (Ver_09-07-30.01) - NTFSx86 Run by User at 14:08:01.81 on Fri 04/09/2009Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_15Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1279.944 [GMT 10:00]AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcssvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exeC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\Program Files\BORGChat\BORGChat.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k HTTPFilterC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgnsx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvcC:\Documents and Settings\User\My Documents\Downloads\HijackThis.exeC:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exeC:\... Read more

A:slow network transfer speeds _ PC1 on network

Hello jolly_tas,Sorry about the delay. If you still need help, please post a new HijackThis log to make sure nothing has changed, and I'll be happy to look at it for you.Thanks,tea

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Hi guys,
I have three computers on my home network:
(a) desktop in the office with ASUS USB-N53 adapter
(b) new desktop in the office with fairly old Broadcom PCI 802.11g adapter
(c) media box hooked up to TV hard wired to router

I recently mapped a drive on system A so that it could be shared with system B (they are side by side). Unfortunately, upon trying to transfer files the speeds are terrible! I am only getting between 500kb/s and 1mb/s.
Is this due to my relatively old wireless G adapter?

thanks :S

A:Slow Transfer Speeds over Network

It could be. You really need to use on both desktops wired connections. If you are going to use Wifi and transfer large files. You may want to invest into a Wireless-ac router and same for the adapters for the computers.

Wireless transfers only go as fast as the slowest connection.

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Hey everyone. Computer is an X1 Carbon Gen4 with Win10 Pro. No recent modem/router changes. No software changes. No updates available through TVSU (at least that's what it says.. I use to have updates available every couple of days and it's said there were no packages available for my system for almost a month now)/Lenovo website. Windows updates current. All drivers should be current. For some reason, only on this laptop, I'm getting around 50Mbps down instead of my normal 230Mbps down. Just started within the past couple days. It's not location related, I've eliminated that possibility. I powercycled the modem and router. I did a factory reset on the router. I tried using Google's DNS (I had to do that on my MBP to get the correct speeds out of it on the 5Ghz network) and it didn't change. My upload speeds are normal at 20-23Mbps. Any idea? My iPhone and MacbookPro are getting correct speeds.













Solved!

Go to Solution.

A:Slow D/L Speeds on 5Ghz Network

Forgot to mention I tried resetting the TCP/IP stack and flushing the DNS and those didn't work either.

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I recently purchased a new laptop running Windows 7.  On setup, I was pleased to find that it connected to my home network without much complaint.  However, I soon noticed a misstep -- after putting my laptop to sleep, upon waking, it
would consistently fail to connect to network.
I've tried disabling IP Helper, as well as the wireless adapter's IPv6 protocola
la advice on other forums.  I've also ensured that the driver settings do not allow for disabling to save power.  Seeing that none of these worked, I decided uninstall and delete the driver and install a newer version (in a related issue,
the driver update feature failed to detect the existence of a newer version -- why?).
This appears to have fixed the connection issue.  However, still, after sleeping the laptop and waking, although it connects to the router, I still need to reset the IP command-line via ipconfig /release + /renew.
I was running Vista on my previous machine, and I know that its Network Diagnostic tool would, when presenting solutions, frequently suggest that my computer had the wrong IP and that I should reset it.  I was hoping throughout this process
that the Network Diagnostic troubleshooter would present a similar option.  Instead, however, no matter what I do with my wireless, the troubleshooter only ever returns the message "Troubleshooter couldn't identify any problems."  Whether or not
I check the box for auto-repair or run ... Read more

A:Troubleshooting the Network Troubleshooting Utility / After-Sleep Connection Problems

Hi,
To avoid confusion Let us focus on the first issue within this thread first.
Can you access internet when connecting the laptop directly via cable?
Where did you download the newer version of network card driver? Usually, the “driver update” feature from device manager will go to Microsoft update catalog website for the corresponding driver instead of the manufacture’s website. AT
this point, I would suggest install the latest driver
here. Please note: Microsoft don't write drivers, for any driver related issue, the OEM is always the best resource to turn to. Your understanding is appreciated.
As a workaround, you can prevent the network card from sleeping by the following method:
Open Device manager->expand Network adapter-> right click on the wireless adapter->Properties->under Power Management tab, uncheck the box before “Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power”.
Is anything unclear, please feel free to post back.
Regards,Please remember to click ?Mark as Answer? on the post that helps you, and to click ?Unmark as Answer? if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ?

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Hi

I am transferring some files over my network using the Python SimpleHTTPServer on a Xubuntu box.

Code:

Code:
python -m SimpleHTTPServer
The server is a mediocre, 4-5 year old machine AKA David. I don't have the exact specs to hand but it was bargain bucket in 2009

The client is a big powerful monster of a machine. Big games rig. AKA Goliath.

The router has a theoretical transfer speed of 300Mb/s. It's a TP-Link TL-WR841N.

My actual non-concurrent download speed is ~ 4Mb/s.

This isn't really my area and I was wondering if anyone can explain why this is? All connections are via Ethernet cable. David is connected via Ethernet. Goliath is connected via Ethernet to a Powerline Adapter which in turn is Ethernet connected. Over wireless, I am getting ~1.5Mb/s.

I'm not expecting the full theoretical maximum but surely better than 4Mb/s? Is there anyway to improve this? Why am I getting such a slow connection? I'm interested in the academic side of things here as well as the technical solution (if any)

My theory is that my rubbish-y old network card is throttling. Possible?

Thanks
 

A:Solved: Slow-ish transfer speeds over network

Several things here. First, the NIC(s) used can affect the speed, even the driver version can have an affect. Second, how each NIC is connected and configured (ie: 10half, 10Full, 100half, 100Full, etc.).

Verify the configuration end to end. Also, the router itself, and in this configuration, the powerline adapter can/are likely further reducing the speed.

Try moving everything to the same room and test. ie: David > short ethernet > router > short ethernet > Goliath

That will give you the best possible results with your current hardware (assuming there aren't any configuration issues).
 

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Hi
My PC's network card is configured as 100 Mbps
My NAS Drive is configured as 100 Mbps

My Home Hub 3 shows both connected at 100 Mbps, yet I'm getting a maximum of 1.3M transferring a file to the NAS.

Is there any way I can increase this ?
I get the same speed from my 20Mbps download from my DSL.

A:Slow Network Transfer Speeds on Local LAN

Your hub is probably whats causing the problem. Hubs are only able to run in 1/2 duplex mode so your speed is only 50 mbps.

100 Mbps (Mega bits per second) connection maximum theoretical speed is 12.5 MBps (Mega Bytes per sec)

A hub that runs in 1/2 duplex mode runs at 50 Mbps = 6.25 MBps

This is theoretical maximum speeds.

To increase you speeds i would suggest replacing your hub with a switch. If you want to increase it more add gigabit hardware to all your machines. That will give you a maximum of 125 MBps. On my Gigabit network I normally see network transfer speeds around 70-100 MBps.

I hope this helps.

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So when transferring files from one pc to another using copy and paste, why does it only say 2-3 maybe 5-6 or so..

I’m using windows vista, but it’s the same in XP when I was using it. I share a folder on network, browse to this shared folder using another PC on the network (same workgroup) and i copy and paste say a 600mb file. The transfer speed reports (in vista. xp don’t have this feature) that its around 3mb/s or so, whatever it says, it’s not "what it should be" regardless if its 100mbit(10MB/S) or gbit(100MB/s) network.

Now on the advanced config of the network adapter there are various settings that control the network adapter. Does one of these determine the overall speed or the transfer? Maybe a firewall or router is slowing the transfer; therefore a port should be opened? is so what port? Or are speeds slow due to windows..but where can I find information about such a bug, i mean iv looked and looked.

maybe I’m just not googleing the right thing

so anyway if someone knows anything that could help me speed up the transfer of data between two pc's on a windows network, It would be a great help.
 

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Win XP Pro SP2
Hey everyone. I have an issue that's driving me nuts. All of a sudden my internet download speed seems to have dropped. But, when viewing my connection or doing online speed tests, the speeds are actually great. I cannot stream video most of the time and images take longer than ever before to load. Web pages sometimes load fast and other times they will hang for a little while before downloading. If I try to download a file, my download box pops up but takes at least a minute or two to begin showing progress. Its as if im behind a proxy or something. The real kicker is that when im in safe mode with networking my speeds are great. My actually system is working as smooth as ever. Any suggestions here?

Thanks,

Mike

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Hello everyone,
I have 3 or 4 devices connected via a wireless connection, 2 of which are in the same room. Roughly a week ago, my desktop (Vista OS) started to suffer from severely reduced download speeds (5-30kb/s), while my laptop (also Vista OS) which is on the same wireless network continues to run at normal speeds (500kb/s-1mb/s).

I have tried a system restore, scanning for viruses, updating/disabling antivirus and firewalls, connecting directly to LAN, changed wireless interface speed from g to b to mixed, changed wireless channels from 1-6-11, nothing seems to work.

I have a Thomson TG782T router with a D-Link wireless card (which is rather old). I will be happy to post system specs if it helps diagnose this problem.

Please feel free to move this if it should be in the hardware section, I'm thinking it may be a hardware issue.

Thanks in advance.
 

A:Slow speeds on PC which shares wireless network

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hi folks, was wondering if the networking gurus here could shed some light on a pesky network speed issue that's been bugging me for a while now.
I have some large files that I'm trying to transfer over an 802.11n network via various high end routers and max transfer speed I get over all of them is 45Mbps, even though the routers are very close by and the
Link speed on both laptops is 300Mbps.

First laptop is a Dell M6700 with Windows 7 Professional, with Intel Centrino Advanced N 6205 a/b/g/n wireless card , driver Date 6/16/2013, v 15.9.0.5 , provided by Microsoft.

Second laptop is an Asus Q325UA (UX370UAR) with Windows 10 Home with Intel Dual Band AC8260 wireless card. (Driver Date 3/19/18, v 20.50.0.4, provided by Microsoft).

Between them I have a Linksys EA6350 router with latest firmware, supporting  both 2.4 and 5ghz.  and have set the network to 5ghz,  Since the Windows 7 Intel Centrino cannot support AC protocol, I have set the 5ghz network to Auto.  The
router has the latest firmware.
Network utilization seems to be only about 15%. 

Per article at https://www.ghacks.net/2016/08/05/windows-10-limiting-internet-speed/
Setting netsh interface tcp set global autotuning = disabled         and restarting both laptops, I now show on both laptops:  "Receive Window
Auto-Tuning Level"  = disabled.


Further, on Windows 7, I can turn off the Advanced "Large Sen... Read more

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Right.

I have no idea why this is occurring. I have full wi-fi signal and I have a fast broadband connection.

Every now and again the connection speed to just one PC drops to a point where there is almost no activity. I get various "connection timed out" and "DNS lookup failed" errors, then after about 10 minutes of frustration everything works again.

I know this problem is isolated to just this one PC as I have done Internet speed tests from another computer.

I have tried using different wireless cards, resetting the router, changing DNS servers. Nothing has worked.
Help?
 

A:Inconsistent (slow) Internet speeds only on one PC in home network

Hello,

go to start > run > type : ipconfig /all

please paste the information into this thread

also go to your router settings and name us the currently set DNS servers

regards,
John
 

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I'm wondering if there's any way I can increase the data transfer speed between 2 of my computers on my wireless network. I'm seeing about 1.25MB/s according to the box that shows you the speed/duration of a file transfer. I'd love to even triple this tiny speed because I am trying to transfer nearly 500GB between my computers before I hit the road again (I'm a truck driver). Thanks.

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I have tryed Remote Differential compression, changing of services (turning off), updated lan driver and changed duplex but still no good,

the PC I am copying the file from is a windows XP SP2 machine and running through a netgear switch, previous Digilink,

Can anyone help me get this working properly?

Atheros L1 Gigabit ethernet

Windows 7 64bit.

A:Slow network transfer speeds from windows XP machine.

i think you go with hardware engg. to solve your problem!!

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So, I know that at one point in the past my Home Network File Transfer Speeds use to be better than what I'm getting at the moment.

I'm by no means Network Savvy, so please bare with me. I know enough just to get into trouble.

Question 1
From what I've been told your Home Network Speeds can be put to a screeching halt if you have a device that is particularly slower than most of your other devices (ie. a 802.11b device where most of the devices on your network are /g or /n. or a 10/100 device where most others are 10/100/1000) Is this true?

My Setup:
I have 2 fairly new Toshiba Satellite Laptops (802.11n) that are almost always connected via WiFi and not LAN.
I have 1 D-Link DIR 865L AC Router centrally located in my home for the best reach of signals.
I have 1 WD My Book Live 2TB NAS connected directly to my Router via Ethernet.
I have 1 Samsung Series 6 Smart TV
I have 1 D-Link Baby Monitor connected via WiFi (802.11b I "THINK")
I have 1 iPad Mini, 1 iPhone 6, and 1 Samsung Galaxy S5 that are all also connected.
All my Ethernet Cable is Cat 5e, hard to find 6 where I live.
My Router Channel is manually set to 11 (best possible) due to conflicting Home Networks around my area.
Router Mode is set to Mixed Mode (a, b, g, n) All of my devices except our 2 phones fall into this category.
Both of my Computers are joined in a Home Group.

Now, here are my current speeds.

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A:Slow File Transfer Speeds over Home Network

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ok folks.......i am begging someone on here to help me - on the verge of going back to windows 7. Tried everything.
help me. please.

i have an x99 chipset pc, i7 5820k, 16gb ram, gtx nvidia 970 - its a good pc (meant to be anyway............).
it's connected directly to my router, as are a few other pc's in the house including a laptop - all via lan cable, as is my NAS drive.

a few weeks ago i noticed file transfer speeds had dropped, really slow. I've tried all sorts, including 2 fresh formats trying a combination of things. Different slots on the router, different cables, the whole 'large send offload' disabled thing, everything.
None of it works.
I've been doing side by side tests, vs my Asus laptop (also on windows 10, and the last thing i'd expect in the house to work properly) - transferring the same file, from the same location on my NAS, to a local drive (ssd drives both on laptop and on pc).
With the laptop i get average transfer speeds of this 9gb file of 50-70 mb/s, every time, consistently, No problem at all.
With the PC, one time it will start at 55-60 and slow right down. Other times it'll start at 30 and again slow down.
Or it'll stay at 30.
More often than not, it starts at 30-40 then will slow to 15-20.
On the laptop its a consistent 55-65 and stays there for the entire file.

What the hell is wrong with my pc?
I've done the exact same tests on my little shuttle pc in the lounge, a crappy thing with a simple i3 cpu, no graphics card. No issues ... Read more

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Hi all, and thanks for this great forum.

I having issues with my new home network setup.. So Im hoping you guyes could help me out. Im getting really slow speed over the home network. Especially from my computer to my readynas (transferspeeds around 260kbps). In addition I cant access my NWA1100 via the ip adress. My setup is:

Modem Router from internet supplyer (Zhone)
ZyXEL ES1100-16 Switch
ZyXEL NWA1100 Access point
ReadyNAS 2100

Im using win 7 on a dell XPS430 computer.

Here is some information, hope you can understand, its in norwegian:

Microsoft Windows [Versjon 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. Med enerett.

C:\Users\Eirik>IPCONFIG /ALL

Windows IP-konfigurasjon

Vertsnavn . . . . . . . . . . . : Eirik-PC
Primær DNS-suffiks . . . . . . . :
Nodetype . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP-ruting aktivert . . . . . . . : Nei
WINS Proxy aktivert . . . . . . . : Nei
Søkeliste for DNS-suffiks . . . . : iad.ventelo.no

Trådløst LAN-kort Trådløs nettverkstilkobling 2:

Medietilstand . . . . . . . . . . : Medium frakoblet
Tilkoblingsspesifikt DNS-suffiks :
Beskrivelse . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter
Fysisk adresse . . . . . . . . . : 00-1F-1F-3B-61-36
DHCP aktivert . . . . . . . . . . : Ja
Automatisk konfigurasjon aktivert : Ja

Trådløst LAN-kort Trådløs nettverkstilkobling:

Medietilstand . . . . . . . . . . : Medium frakoblet
Tilkoblingsspesifikt DNS-suffiks : iad.ventelo.no
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A:Slow speeds over home network, cannot connect to ZyXel NWA1100 and more

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Hey guys, I've been having some issues with my download/upload speeds lately after upgrading mobo/processor and OS to 7 x64 and I haven't been able to track it. My average wired on other computers are around: 25 (download), 7 (upload) and wireless I generally see: 13 (download), 4 (upload).

This particular setup was okay before, and I have another wireless router set up on the other side of my wall giving me full service. I don't have wireless problems with any other devices other then this one.

Current connect speed: 54 mb/s.
Wireless adapter: Tenda W311U 11N
Desktop Wireless:
Laptop Wireless:

A:Deadly Slow Network Speeds, software or hardware related?

Another forgotten detail is that everyone once in a while, the Windows networking service will crash, and a lot of my visual settings will change to basic until I run the troubleshooter which starts the networking service back up again. I'm sure they're related.

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I set up a network folder on one of my computers and I use another computer on the network to manage the files on it. It all works fine until I try to copy a file or folder from one location on the network drive to another location on the same network drive. Instead of copying the file locally, the network computer sends the file to my remote computer, which sends it back to the same network computer. This means it takes ages to copy large files because they go over the network completely unnecessarily. Is there a way to fix this issue? Can I tell Windows not to transfer files across the network when it's unnecessary? Thanks for any help!

A:Slow speeds copying files locally on a network drive

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Altay


I set up a network folder on one of my computers and I use another computer on the network to manage the files on it. It all works fine until I try to copy a file or folder from one location on the network drive to another location on the same network drive. Instead of copying the file locally, the network computer sends the file to my remote computer, which sends it back to the same network computer. This means it takes ages to copy large files because they go over the network completely unnecessarily. Is there a way to fix this issue? Can I tell Windows not to transfer files across the network when it's unnecessary? Thanks for any help!



Need a ton more info

Are you using "homegroup"

How is the folder set up? is it a simple share. or more advanced

Do you have a win 7dvd to do a repair install?

Ken

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My computer has extremely slow download speeds, upload speeds are fine. Ping is always at ~10-20ms. (to Google) The problem has nothing to do with, my ISP, my router, my type of connection. I know this for a fact.


I've tried multiple network adapters. USB WiFi, integrated WiFi, connecting through another PC via ethernet, they all give the same result.

I'm guessing this is a problem with some software on the PC itself, as it seems to not be a hardware problem.

All other devices on the network have perfectly fine speeds, including Ethernet and WiFi connected devices.
I also cannot connect this PC to Ethernet, would take hours.

Any ideas on how to fix this?

Any and all help is greatly appreciated, thank you.

A:Slow download speeds, Fast upload speeds. Other devices are fine.

In device manager check the status of devices under Network Adapters

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My new HP laptop 15-ac114nx [Intel Core i3 @ 2.00GHz, 4GB RAM, 1TB HDD] running Windows 10 64 bit has a serious wifi problem. Ever since I have bought the laptop Wifi internet speeds seem to be comparitively very slow on battery than when plugged in. I have a 20 Mbps connection which provides a reasonable browsing and download speed on all my other devices. The issue with this laptop is that when running on battery and connected using wifi even opening a webpage such as facebook or youtube takes an awfully lot of time lets say like 5 to 10 seconds and sometimes much more, whereas if I do the same with the power cord plugged in, the web pages appear as soon as I click their links(i.e. Vey Fast/Instantaneously).  To add further clarity to the situation I tested the download speed of a particular file while running on battery and with the cord plugged in. I started the download of a file [Java Development Kit ~ 160MB] using chrome with the cord plugged in and navigated to the chrome downloads page to monitor the download progress. The download speed was about 1000-1200 Kbps. Midway through the download I removed the power cord. Immediately the speeds dropped down to 20-30Kbps and sometimes even much lower.  After approximately 10 seconds I plugged the cord back in and wow the download speed went back up to approx a 1000 Kbps. After sometime I removed the cord again and as a result the speed dropped down again. Plugged the cord again and it rose back up. NOw this c... Read more

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Hi there, i was wondering if you could help me this problem i've been having for the past 3 days now. I recently downgraded from Vista to XP, and ever since then i've had download speeds of 5kb/s or less. Before now, i couldn't get onto anywebsites because it would time out, things like www.yahoo.com would take about 5 minutes to open properly. I did notice that when i was asked which partition to install XP on there was 2 sub partitions on the C drive for some reason. Anyway long story short, i managed to fix it by using the format option from booting the pc with the vista installation disk, then put xp in etc.
So, browsing speeds are normal for me, but i can't get on my online games because it just times out due to the slow download speeds, and anything large in size takes extremely long to download even with internet download manager, I've been waiting 10+ minutes for windows live messenger to finish downloading and installing and it still hasn't done so.
If you could have a look at my hijack this log and let me know what you see wrong it'd be much appreciated thanks.
Not sure if this is to do with a virus, ran AVG, Malawarebytes etc and they haven't picked anything up.
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:30:26 AM, on 8/18/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.... Read more

A:Browsing speeds are fine, download and upload speeds are very slow.

Doing a Panda Security Activescan right now, telling me at 25% it's already found over 100 infections.
 

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Hey, I'm having really slow speeds surfing the internet, watching videos on sites like youtube, and downloading files. So i went to Speedtest.net and found that my download speeds are only 1.3 mbps!! my upload is fine, around 5 mbps. I dunno what the issue could be! I am wirelessly connected to the router, but the signal strength is fine. Attatched is a screenshot from xirrus.
 

A:Slow Download Speeds, Upload Speeds fine

And your download speed with an ethernet connection to the router? Directly to the modem? What speed are you supposed to be getting?
 

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Hi folks,

This is my first network setup and i am hoping someone can help me with some issues. The setup is as follows:

Router: Netgear DG834GT ADSL

Computer 1: (Known as Maude)

Desktop
Celeron 434MHz CPU
512 Mb RAM
XP Home SP2
Wired to Router
Has USB Hard Drive that i want to use as a central data file storage space for the network.
Computer 2: (Known as Myrtle)

Desktop
AMD Duron 1.29GHz CPU
512Mb RAM
XP Home SP2
ASUS WLAN via USB
Computer 3: (Known as Martha)

Laptop
Celeron 1.86 GHz CPU
512 Mb RAM
Vista Home Basic
802.11g Mini Card Wireless Adapter

Computer 1 is in the living room and is used for email/browsing/word processing/IM and other relatively low demand applications and is the most likely to be switched on, hence the Networked Drive being attached to it.

Computer 2 is primarily the hub of my Recording Studio (grand name for a cobbled together hobby type affair) but is also used for email etc. It is located in an outbuilding but is no more than 7meters from the router and gets signal and link strengths that rarely dip below 50% and more likely average 65%

Computer 3 is my wifes college laptop and is only really part of the network so she can use the printer attached to computer 1 and back up her files on the networked drive.

All 3 computers communicate.

The biggest problem is the data transfer speeds between Computer 2 and Computer 1.

Computer 3 connects to both the other computers at the sort of speeds i would expect/hope (i.e.i click on a shared doc... Read more

A:Two problems. Static I.P Address not static + Incredibly slow network t/fer speeds

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Hello all, I've been pulling my hair out for two days about my wireless connectivity issues.

I'm running Windows 7 Pro, SP1 (32 bit). I've got a custom built machine with a Realtek 8185 Extensible 802.11 b/g wireless device. I've got a wireless networking modem through Centurylink, an Actiontec C1000A.

Previously at my old place, I had cable internet through a modem and used a router to connect my PC to the wi-fi. Never really had too many problems.

Now, I've got this new setup with a DSL networking modem and I've got problems galore.

The most common issue is that the PC connects, but it's "Limited Access" and it usually shows "unidentified network" with the public network icon. It also says No internet access. And I can't get online. I can't even see the modem. I've called tech support numerous times and we've tried tons of things. On a few occasions, we've managed to get the thing online. Twice it was the built-in WPS on the modem that got it connected. Once it was disabling and re-enabling the wireless adapter on my PC.

But every time I was able to get online, my speeds are terrible (1 mbps or less, and this is a 40 meg connection). And if something causes my PC to lose wi-fi, like a restart or something, I can't get connected again. Very inconsistent, and always at super low speeds.

I officially have no idea what to do and have exhausted numerous troubleshooting avenues. Here's a few things also that would help rule out certain caus... Read more

A:Connection Problems over Wi-fi "Unidentified Network", slow speeds

Are you sure that the modem is not one of those modem/routers combo units?

I believe the Actiontec is a combo unit... if you plugged your old router into this unit you need to plug from the LAN port on the Actiontec into the LAN port on your router "not WAN port", you will also need to turn off DHCP on your router and assign it an IP, usually in the range of 192.168.x.x depending on the default gateway and IP range of the Actiontec.

I'm just assuming that you plugged in your old router in or you wouldn't be having so many problems?

It would be helpful if I could see a screen shot of the ipconfig/all.

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I am having issues with my desktop. I am getting download speeds using speedtest.net of about 3mbps. On my laptop however I am getting speeds of 20-25mbps.

I have run a virus scan and malware scan and both came out as clean. What else could be causing my computer to suffer such slow download speeds?

A:Slow Download Speeds on Desktop, Fast download Speeds on Laptop

Anyone?

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I'm not sure if I'm trying to do the impossible but I'll explain the situation.

I have this roommate that is excessively consuming the majority of the networks bandwidth. I've blocked all service ports except for 443, 80, and a few other ones used for every day task. The problem is that he is still consuming a ton of bandwidth, I'm guessing by streaming or downloading through HTTP.

I have *two* WGR614v10 router, and a Realtek PCIe LAN card controller at my disposal. I attempted to set QoS settings on what we will call Base Router. That did not seem to do the trick because router QoS only blocks ports and slows upload speed. Since that did not work I hid the SSID/MAC filtered connections to the Base Router and then connected my computer to the Base Router and rebroadcasted the signal using a Secondary Router using a shared connection, which I gave him access to. The point of this was an attempt to control bandwidth through the Realtek LAN card; I am not having any luck with this though. I've set the adapter to 10Mbps at half duplex already.

Does anyone have any suggestions on what I can look into for limiting bandwidth? I want him to have Internet but not abuse it like he's doing because that is not what we agreed upon.

A:How to limit network traffic speeds with a network card?

If you want to solve the issue using your existing equipment, you can try dd-wrt on one WGR614v10. See this thread (DD-WRT Forum :: View topic - WGR614v10 Support - Jump to post 9) which claims that there is a dd-wrt flash for WNR1000v3 which works on WGR614v10. Then look a thread like this (DD-WRT Forum :: View topic - Steps for Permanently limit Bandwidth of a PC using DD-WRT ?) to setup the limits. You can start a new thread in those forums if you want someone to walk you thru the steps.

Or you can just buy a router/access point that has a bandwidth limiting feature for each SSID that it broadcasts.

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Hello all,

First off, I have been searching these forums for several days and have seen a number of people reporting slow wireless connections in Windows 7. Which was comforting, knowing I was not alone - but unfortunately I've yet to find the answer in any of the older posts, so I am hoping that making one of my own will help resolve this. Sorry to add to the noise, but I'm kind of out of ideas. Now for the problem:

Initially my wireless speed in Windows 7 was comparable to what I got under XP - mainly 54mbps but occasionally dropping lower, but nothing out of the ordinary. However, I've recently noticed that I am never going about 18mpbs now on my wireless connection, and the actual speed seems to be bottlenecked even slower than that. Example, here is a speed test I just ran.

Here is the results of my ipconfig /all


Code:
Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Jon-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : provenahealth.com

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Cisco AnyConnect VPN Virtual Miniport Ada
pter for Windows x64
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-05-9A-3C-7A-00
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
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A:Slow Wireless Speeds - Laptop is fine, Desktop is SLOW

I almost don't believe it, because I could have sworn I had tried this in the past. I changed the broadcast channel from 10 to 1 after doing another WiFi channel search and seeing a new network broadcasting on 8. I was still getting good signal strength, but I figured it couldn't hurt. About 30 seconds later my wireless speed jumped back up to 54mbps and this is the speed test now.



Glad its fixed, but I almost don't trust that this will stay fixed. Going to leave this open for a day or two to see if anyone else has any suggestions that I might want to try.

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Hey guys, I have some trouble with my home network and I'm running out of ideas. I don't like to ask for help but here I am, a little desperate as well to be honest.

The network components:

Switch (10 clients, 1 server (Windows Server 2008 R2 with AD/DNS/DHCP), 1 router)

Now I bought a new Router (ASUS AC66U) for the second floor, which I configured as Accesspoint so I can use WLAN, also connected to the switch.

I flashed DD-WRT and everything seemed to work fine, but sporadically I lose Internet connectivity on my WLAN connected devices. Later I discovered, that I also lose connection on my clients when that happens.

I ran a wireshark capture on one of the clients and what happens now (reproducible) is that when I open a URL I get lots of TCP DUP ACK and TCP RETRANSMISSION packets, the site opens very slowly, if at all. Now the interesting part: When I turn off the AC66U and open up a site it instantly loads and there are maybe 1-2 retransmission packets.

I didn't run the wireshark trace on other firmwares I tried (ASUSWRT Merlin, stock firmware and TomatoUSB by Shibby) but the symptoms are the same.

In the source of the packets I see the MAC adress of the first router, which connects to my ISP and I guess there is some kind of conflict but I am by no means an expert to network related stuff.

I would greatly appreciate it if someone could guide me through the setup of DD-WRT to coexist peacefully with the other router or give me some useful hints on h... Read more

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Hi all, I really don't know squat about networks, frankly I am surprised that I got it working and kept it working for a couple of years now. Recently the teens got their own systems and everything ran smooth for a few weeks and now we constantly get internet outages.
We have a win xp machine that is home to the cable modem and a belkin router, model
f5d7230-4, a windows 98se machine with a belkin usb adaptor, another win xp also with a belkin wireless usb adaptor and a Linux machine with a d-link card. ( I'll have to hunt up the exact model) The problem is that we are constantly loosing internet on the second xp machine and the linux machine ( the win 98 machine isn't used very much, but is offline right now) Most of the times we lose it on the above machines but for the last couple of days I lose connection on the main one. I can usually get it back after unplugging the router for a few minutes and restarting. After a few minutes I get a yell from upstairs that " my internet is out again".

If you have teen girls, you know the yell!

Any ideas on where to begin?
Ps, she is yelling at me again! Says she can see that the network is there, is just won't connect.
Chari
 

A:Network troubleshooting help!

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hi,
i have set a small home network bu facing a problem.
Scenrio:
Currently 2 Pc (1 laptop, 1 Desktop)
DSL Modem
Wireless Router
i am sharing internet using these devices on both of my PCs (on pc using lan card and on laptop using wireless card). but i am not able to share files on my network.
When i try to access Laptop from Desktop using MyNetworkPlaces a window appeares and asked for user name: Guest/ and password:
When i try to access Desktop from Laptop using MyNetworkPlaces there is no PC in the workgroup.

please help me out
thnx
 

A:Network troubleshooting

"When i try to access Desktop from Laptop using MyNetworkPlaces there is no PC in the workgroup."

Not even the laptop itself? And no error message?

What operating system (and service pack level) on each PC?
 

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Hello everyone,

My parents have COMCAST internet. I am connected to a home private network by wireless modem that we have with the service. I close my laptop at night to put it in sleep mode. Then, I bring it out of sleep mode the next day. When I do, I am no longer able to connect to the home private network even during troubleshooting scan resolve; no internet connection at all. The home private network name we have is listed in the wireless connections side menue, but it says can't connect when I try to click on it to connect. I open network and sharing center and I noticed that I have Local area Connection, Local Area connection 2 and Local Area Connection 3 listed and says unidentified network for each one. My home private network no longer shows in network and sharing center. All This happens and is listed every time I bring my laptop out of sleep mode, but even before sleep mode....home private network is connected; I have internet, but when I hover over the wireless bars icon in bottom right desktop taskbar......underneath home private network name with internet access stated, it says unidentified network no internet access. I have manually disabled all local area networks before this issue to where only my home private network is connected. I have manually disabled all local area networks after this issue happens. It seems it's wanting to connect to one if not all three of these local area connections and it seems it is interfering with my home private net... Read more

A:Network Troubleshooting

What Windows version do you have?
 

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I've worked on a lot of systems but one thing keeps puzzling me, whether in Windows XP, Vista, 7, or 8.

PC's acting real slow overall; not talking internet, talking the whole system stop responding for period of time, hanging/freezing for a little bit and then back to normal, not even taking things like ctrl-alt-del command (at least not for 30-60 seconds).

But at the same time you can view TaskMgr and it is showing 20-50% of CPU and memory used up, Peak RAM not even near top, over 1gb free, no applications or only 1 or 2 running, only 1 user, show processes from all users checked. Why in the world should any system run slow with all those resources open?

Half of the time this is even after I've run ccleaner, disabled extra stuff then, defrag if needed, disabled any extraneous startup entries, rebooted, scanned for and/or cleaned up any malware with malwarebytes and/or super antispyware and rebooted. And you can get it running fairly well and then go on using it and it starts to do the crazy behavior again of lack of responding or everything loading very slow.
 

A:Slow PC troubleshooting

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Three PCs on a network connected by a switch (no router) which is also connected to a modem.

1st PC is Win95, 2nd is XP Home, third is dual boot WinXP Pro/Win2K.

The problem is that when the dual boot is running XP Pro it cannot access the files or printer that is on the Win95.
When the dual boot is running Win2K there is no problem.

What is the difference between Win2k and XP Pro that is causing this problem?
 

A:Network troubleshooting needed

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I have three computers on a peer-to-peer network. The primary one is Win98, the other two are Win98SE. They are connected by 10-100 Ethernet, wired. My main company program is a DOS program on the primary computer. The other two computers have recently slowed down MASSIVELY when trying to open and use the DOS program from the primary computer, to the point that the program is unuseable because of the wait time for something to happen. I can't think of anything I did to any of the computers before this happened.

Is there some troubleshooting method for networks buried in Win98? Any ideas what I could look for that might cause this?
 

A:troubleshooting network slowdown

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Running W98SE I just switched ISPs from IDSL to ADSL and after reinstalling ICS on the machine with the Internet connection, the other two PCs no longer have Internet access (applications such as Internet Explorer and Outlook Express can't find the Internet connection). The network still works (the 3 machines see each other just fine, can transfer files, etc.) W98 ICS help only says check that the client machines' adapters' TCP/IP obtain IP addresses automatically. Can anyone suggest a relatively thorough troubleshooting checklist for ICS? Thanks!
 

A:ICS troubleshooting (network works)

this is the only thing I have relating to ICS, give it a read, maybe something will catch your eye

http://firingsquad.gamers.com/guides/ics/
 

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I have 4 computers on a mixed WinXP Pro and Vista network with a linksys wireless router and dsl.

One WinXp machine is plugged directly into the wireless router with Cat5 cable and there is a desktop with a linksys wireless card and 2 laptops.

The workgroup I named Workgroup. Each computer has a unique computer name. The computer that is wired directly to the router is called JOY-DELL.

I can see the other computers and they can see this Dell, but when they try to access it, they get a message access denied. Error Code 0x80070005. The other WinXp machine said that it might not have permission, contact the administrator, etc.

On Joy-Dell, file & printer sharing is enabled. Folders are shared.

They all have AVG Internet Security and I went into the firewall settings and made the linksys router 192.168.0.1 to 25 safe zones, also setting for Small Network. I even at one point disabled the firewalls.

They can ALL get on the internet just fine, which tells me it's something else.

HELP??

Thanks. I'll check back tomorrow - going to go home. I lost tonight.
 

A:Solved: Need Network Troubleshooting Help

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While connecting to the internet through dial up USB modem connection,Troubleshoot symbol is appearing in network icon in taskbar.
I had deleted and created new connection but of no use.
Updated network and modem drivers but dosent solve the issue.
Is the problem System or Modem related,I dont know exactly what the problem is!
Any help would be greatly appreciated...

A:Troubleshooting Issue With Network

Have you tried the Windows Troubleshooter?

To start the trouble shooter, type troubleshooter into the Start Menu search box, or start it from the Control Panel.

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Hi

The company that I currently work for has a server (windows server 2003) and roughly 16 desktops throughout our building (yes we're small).

For a while now, when one of employee's has had an issue, I'd use a remote desktop program (DameWare Mini Remote Control) to view what was happening and attempt to resolve the issue. Unless it was a hardware issue, other wise I'd be able to address most issues without having to walk to the other side of the building.

Long story short, we recently hired a new QA manager. He claims that remote trouble shooting is a very poor way to trouble shoot, identify, and fix problems. I was curious how true this is. According to his claims, if Access (or any other program) is having issues making their connection to the server, when I remote in, I could be re-establishing the connection, which won't give me the ability to replicate error/issue.

I've never heard of people saying remote troubleshooting is an extremely poor way to view issues/try to fix them. But I may be wrong.

Any advice (and do you have documentation/references to back it up regardless of if you agree/disagree).

Thank you for your help.
 

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Hi I have just bought a friends old pc that was previously running as per normal, He took his HDD out for his new pc and I installed my HDD into the new pc and installed all of the drivers. I found that the machine was running extremely slow at boot up and in general making it almost impossible to use. I tried everything I could and ended up buying a new HDD for the machine, installed it, installed a fresh OS (XP home professional)and installed all drivers. I ran checkdisk, defrag, msconfig utility, disk cleanup. Still the problem remains, looks like its taking longer to boot now. the specs for my machine are..
 
AMD 64 Duel Core 2.41 Ghz
3Gig Ram
600W PSU
XP Service Pack 2 
x2 SLI Nvidia Geforce 7800 GT      
      

A:Advanced slow pc troubleshooting

What type of Hard Drive did you install?  Are you using IDE or Sata?

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Hi all,

Looking for some assistance in figuring out why mt machine has slowed down remarkably.

I originally thought it was high disk activity but that does not seem to be the case. I did some digging with Process Explorer and Process Monitor and could not nail down any individual program that was really thrashing the disk. The high activity was from running uTorrent, but even when I pause all of my torrents that I'm seeding, the machine is still slow.

Now that I've gotten through the disk activity, I'm really not sure where to go.

The machine was running great and then after installing SP1 a week or so ago, it's been a bit of a dog. I saw some stuff about the disk indexing being a problem right after installing SP1, but that it calmed down after a while for people, but mine never sped back up, so I don't think that is the issue.

TIA!

A:Troubleshooting system slow down

Welcome
The first thing to do is run a full updated anti virus scan, the second thing to do is run a full updated malwarebytes scan.
Optimize Windows 7

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At our company we have a LAN with about 15-20 computers (win xp/vista) mostly HP within 1-5 years old, a linux mail server, a win 2003 domain/file server with DNS and intranet HTTP. The network also has an ADSL wi-fi router with DHCP for the Wi-Fi (wired systems are on static IPs), another wi-fi access point, about 3 or 4 switches, about 10 IP phones and an asterik phone server. A few (not all) of the workstations are actually daisychained through the IP phone where there aren't enough network points available. We're using some network applications such as Sage Accounts, and Clik Service. The network infrastructure is heterogeneous, mosty netgear but I think there's some belkin and belkin devices. There's also a backup server, one networked printer, and a couple of shared printers hosted on workstations. The network has built up over the last decade or so and hasn't actually been designed, it just grew by itself. There's probably other things I've forgotten to mention too.

It may not be surprising, but our network is running quite slow (both using the Internet and LAN) and has been for a long time. Is there a way to track down the main sources of slowness without going to huge expenses such as hiring a network consultant?

Any suggestions appreciated. Thanks.
 

A:Troubleshooting a slow company LAN?

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OK, I'm going to let everyone know that I'm not a computer guru. I can manage. Anyways, here's my problem.

I've recently moved into an apartment complex that uses Hotwire Communications. My router is a LinkSys WRT54GS wireless router and my modem is a Zoon ADSL modem. I've talked to a friend who lived in a similar complex and he had a similar issue. He said that his problem was that his ISP used a DDNS, and not the static one (like my previous provider COMCAST).

The problem seems to be me losing my connection. I'll either be playing a game or surfing the web when all of a sudden, the internet stops working. I've tried to look into setting up DDNS and signed up with DynDNS, but that's as far as I've gotten. All help is appreciated, and my current setup is Modem->PC (Not Modem->Router->PC)

Thanks.

-FoghatIsAmazing
 

A:Solved: Network Troubleshooting (DDNS)

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