Very slow LAN connection,

December 31, 2010 at 07:16:15
Specs: Windows Xp Home Edition, P4 2.5 1GB RAM
Hi all,

I have an computer that is directly connected to the router and all network access to the machines is very slow.

I have read many forums and it was still very slow.

After re-installing Windows Xp as it also needed it it takes around 5 minutes to do an Google search.

I have double checked if the driver is correctly install stalled a few times now.

Again i had tried many different things to see if it will go faster and its still very slow.

When i go in to the Task Manager the network utilization does not even do anything and stays at 0%

All other computer are running fine on the network.

Has anyone had this problem before or does anyone have any ideas.


See More: Very slow LAN connection,

Report •


#1
December 31, 2010 at 07:40:57
Try to connect another computer to exactly this LAN cable and check, whether the other computer is also slow or not.

The original poster should always write the last response !!!
Let us know, if the problem is solved !!!


Report •

#2
December 31, 2010 at 07:55:08
I had switched off the computer it was running on and plugged the LAN cable in to my Ubuntu Linux Netbook and it is working perfectly!!

When i plugged the LAN cable back into the PC it is still very slow.



Report •

#3
December 31, 2010 at 08:35:24
Have you installed the latest driver for your network card?

The original poster should always write the last response !!!
Let us know, if the problem is solved !!!


Report •

Related Solutions

#4
December 31, 2010 at 08:44:34
Yes the latest driver has been installed. The computer can get an I.P address from the router, The same thing happens when i put the computer on an static I.P address.

Report •

#5
December 31, 2010 at 10:03:54
Check the Status of your LAN Connection, by doubleclicking it.
Especially check the transmission rate. Should show 100 Mbit/s.

The original poster should always write the last response !!!
Let us know, if the problem is solved !!!


Report •

#6
December 31, 2010 at 11:18:31
The connection is showing that it is connected. The transmission rate is showing at 100mbps

Report •

#7
January 1, 2011 at 03:45:06
If possible, I would try to change the network card in this pc, just for testing.

The original poster should always write the last response !!!
Let us know, if the problem is solved !!!


Report •

#8
January 1, 2011 at 06:42:43
The LAN connection is inbuilt on to the motherboard, ill put one of the spare LAN cards in it and see if it will make any difference.

Report •

#9
January 1, 2011 at 06:52:04
Yepp, you may have to disable the onboard lan in the BIOS.

The original poster should always write the last response !!!
Let us know, if the problem is solved !!!


Report •

#10
January 2, 2011 at 04:49:09
I had disables the on-board LAN on the BIOS and installed the spare network card that we have got and the computer did not go through the POST.

After removing the LAN card the computer worked again.

I had got the same result with many other different network cards and same result,

This means i have been unable to test the other spare network card's out.

I have now re enabled the LAN in the BIOS again and it is still slow.


Report •

#11
January 2, 2011 at 05:51:58
the computer did not go through the POST

It sounds like the motherboard on this PC is going bad and a symptom of that is the above and another symptom is the slow NIC.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


Report •

#12
January 2, 2011 at 11:19:53
One thing i have now discovered is that connection from my router is working fine, ie to the setup pages @ 192.168.0.1

It seems only to the Internet is very slow. if the Motherboard is failing would the LAN device be running slower on overything.


Report •

#13
January 2, 2011 at 11:55:29
LAN connections should always be faster than internet connections.
If you can access another computer inside your local network, and you try to copy a file to or from this computer, is it then fast or not?

The original poster should always write the last response !!!
Let us know, if the problem is solved !!!


Report •

#14
January 3, 2011 at 16:10:28
I had setup file sharing on the computer and it seems to running at an good speed.

However while it was transferring the files the computer beep 5 times and then after seconds it did it again. It seems that the computer was giving out an beep code when i was using it.

After it switched off the computer to check if there is anything abnormal is showing inside the PC. Everything looked normal!

After the computer has been switched on i transfered the files from the net-book and back to the PC i got bored of waiting for them to copy.

Would the beeping be something else apart from the motherboard as they give an beep code when they switching on not when it is transferring files across the network.


Report •

#15
January 4, 2011 at 01:30:50
Any program can also generate beeps.
I guess, there is a problem with your hardware and I also guess, it can only be figured out by a computer professional.

The original poster should always write the last response !!!
Let us know, if the problem is solved !!!


Report •

#16
January 4, 2011 at 05:54:27
*sighing*

I hate repeating myself.

It seems only to the Internet is very slow. if the Motherboard is failing would the LAN device be running slower on overything.

In a word, yes.

The above combined with "I had disables the on-board LAN on the BIOS and installed the spare network card that we have got and the computer did not go through the POST.

Is what made me say what I did above about this being a hardware (mobo) issue. Now, I don't have the computer on a bench in front of me so there's no way I can test to verify, but you could, and should, take it to a qualified technician at a reputable shop and have them look at the unit.

There could be something else wrong with the computer, but from what you've said, and from my 15+ years of experience in industry I can tell you, I suspect the motherboard and continued discussion at this point will yield nothing. You need to take it in to a shop.....period, end of story.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


Report •

#17
January 4, 2011 at 06:21:16
I have taken it to my brother who is an training computer technician and he also suspects that the motherboard has gone bad as he has also found out that none of the rear us ports are not working either.
However he has supplied us with an spare computer. As he said the Pentium 4's are good processors it wont be worth spending lots of money fixing it as an much newer Dual Core system can be built for around £120.

Thanks for the Help Guys,


Report •


Ask Question