Posted 27 April 2009 - 12:46 PM
I have been having a problem on one of three computers on my network. On this computer several websites are either very slow to load or simply won't load at all. This happens no matter what browser I use. I have gone through the process to determine if this computer was infected with some form of virus, trojan, etc and it checked out clean.
I have recently switched to a wired/wireless system, but the problem existed on my old wired network, as well. After going through the malware/spyware search I reformatted my principal drive and re-installed the operating system. I checked immediately after installing the OS just to see if perhaps I was having some kind of software conflict, but the problem did not get any better with the re-install. I have been adding my programs back gradually as needed.
In attempting to ascertain the source of the problem, I removed the router connection from the computer and hooked directly through the modem. Presto, problem solved! Except I can't have the network offline just so I can reach a few websites on one computer.
It appears to me that there is some sort of bottleneck between the computer and the router. I just am unable to determine where the problem lies.
I have a DIY computer with an ECS A770M-A MB, an AMD Athlon 64 X2 5400+ with 3GB RAM. The current router is a Belkin Wireless N model no. F5D8236-4. The previous router was a D-Link Dl 604. The modem is a fairly old Westell Wirespeed DSL model# 890-220030-04. I am currently running Windows XP SP2 because I have been unable to access the Windows Update site to download any updates.
I have tried accessing these sites with and without a firewall engaged and I have removed/disabled every add-on on my browsers, all without any effect. The sites themselves don't seem to have a lot in common. I am unable to access Hotmail or the windows update site, I have problems with espn and cannot reach the download page to obtain firmware for a Samsung product (non computer related). Additionally, I am unable to post to this site using the affected computer. I can access the site easily. Can read and even prepare a post, but when it comes to actually posting the information, it weill not upload from the affected computer.
Any help anyone can give will be greatly appreciated.