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Slow broadband on LAN Only

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#1 Bean_counter


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Posted 07 March 2011 - 12:23 PM

Hi Experts

Having real trouble with this one, the symptoms are that my desktop PC is getting very slow broadband down to 0.17 Mbits at times although it can also go up to 3.5 very occasionally.

I thought this was a contention issue and have been raving at my ISP, BUT this weekend did some tests with a laptop and on wireless the laptop is consistently getting 5.0 Mb plus, even when the desktop is getting less than 0.5.

Using XP SP3, and this started about two weeks ago with no prior problems, I use IE only for windows updates otherwise pure Firefox

OK have changed the router for a brand new one, have replaced the telephone cables, and have bought a brand new network cable, have rung virus checker in safe mode, have taken computer apart and cleaned it, but to no avail.

Things I have not tried yet and might have to, a) Using the desktop on wireless, I don't have a USB wirelss key but could get one, or B) changing the network card, current one is integral so I will need to add a card and change the start-up but not real issues there.

Before I spend any more money, is there anything else I could check?

EDIT: Removed HJT log, no indication of malware reported and HJT logs are not part of troubleshooting system issues ~ Hamluis.
As usual any help or advice very gratefull received

Thank you


Edited by hamluis, 07 March 2011 - 12:32 PM.

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 07 March 2011 - 12:33 PM

Well...if I had a wireless connection that worked properly...and a wired connection that didn't...I'd suspect the wired NIC hardware.


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