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Posted 30 November 2008 - 04:20 PM

I just recently added DSL to our home. My PC will only go to a few sites. I know that the connection is a good one because I have hooked my laptop up and it runs fine. If I can get my PC to go anywhere it is slower than dialup. Very discouraging. Anyone have any ideas why and what I can do besides starting over?? Also my PC is set up exactly the same as my laptop. I run firefox but have tried other browsers. I have also ran the newest version of AVG and have no viruses..... Help!
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Posted 30 November 2008 - 04:27 PM

Log on as an administrator, go Start > Run and type: "cmd". In the window that appears type: "netsh winsock reset". When the program is finished, you will receive the message: "Successfully reset the Winsock Catalog. You must restart the machine in order to complete the reset." Close the command box and reboot your computer.

Go Start > Run > type: "cmd" In the window that appears type: "ipconfig /flushdns". Close the command box.

Go Start > Control Panel > Network Connections. Right click on your default connection, usually Local Area Connection or Dial-up Connection if you are using Dial-up, and and choose Properties. Double-click on the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) item. Select the radio button that says "Obtain DNS servers automatically". Reboot. Warning: Some Internet Service Providers need specific DNS settings. You need to make sure that you know if such DNS settings are required before you make this change.
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Posted 30 November 2008 - 04:36 PM

Ok, I feel kindof stupid, how do I log on as the administrator?

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Posted 30 November 2008 - 04:38 PM

Duh, I am the administrator.... Thanks I am going to try this..

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Posted 30 November 2008 - 04:43 PM

that did not work.. Anymore ideas?

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Posted 30 November 2008 - 05:00 PM

You say that the connection is set up exactly the same...when you pause the mouse on your connection (Local Area Connections or something similar)...what do you see in the lower left side of the screen under Details?

Start/Control Panel/Network & Internet Connections/Network Connections.

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Posted 30 November 2008 - 05:10 PM

NVIDIA nForce Networking controller

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Posted 30 November 2008 - 08:10 PM

....lower left side of the screen, under Details?

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Posted 30 November 2008 - 08:43 PM

Local Area Connection
LAN or High-speed internet
connected, Firewalled
NVIDIA nForce Networking controller
IP Address:
Subnet Mask:
Assigned by DHCP

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Posted 30 November 2008 - 09:34 PM

What IP address and subnet mask are reflected?

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Posted 30 November 2008 - 09:39 PM

Ip 192.168.1.100
subnet 255.255.255.0

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Posted 30 November 2008 - 09:46 PM

Time to check Event Viewer for errors that might apply.

How To Use Event Viewer - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/40108/how-to-use-event-viewer/

I would be looking for errors relating to your connectivity, your NIC, or IE.

...and it's always possible that your NIC is letting you down, particularly if it's onboard. In my experience, NICs do not provide any indication when they malfunction or go bad...the user just has connection problems (although everything appears fine).

System manufacturer and model?

With DSL installs, they sometimes put in a PCI NIC, so that your system has two. Is that the case with you?

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Posted 30 November 2008 - 09:58 PM

My computer is a antec running windows xp Home version 2002 service pack 2
Also I see a few errors Dhcp??
I do not think that another PCI NIC was added. How do I check?

Edited by eaglecry, 30 November 2008 - 10:03 PM.


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Posted 01 December 2008 - 11:50 PM

Is anyone here tonight that has any ideas about my PC

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Posted 02 December 2008 - 12:03 AM

Have you tried reinstalling the driver for the networking controller.
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