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Browser is at crawl speed,

Can network cards "go bad?"

7:22 pm on Sep 30, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Internet download speed on Computer A has today slowed to a mere trickle. Same slowness with both Netscape & IE.

Computer runs Windows 98, has exterior cable modem & Lynksys card. Plug same cable from same modem into back of computer B (this one) and the web just flies. (Eliminates cable connection as cause.)

No new programs installed recently. I've run Norton Anti-virus & Spybot to eliminate viruses, etc as cause. Run scandisk & disk defragmenter, rebooted, cleared & restarted the modem. All several times.

Disk-defrag has helped in the past to speed things up but no longer. Not sure if this a harware or software problem.

Nearest computer shop is an hour's drive each way. Before going out to buy a new network card, can a bad card cause this problem? If the connection completely stopped rather than slowed to a crawl I'd have more reason to suspect it.

Your suggestions most appreciated.

---> Added later:

Seems to be back up to semi-lightning speed again after doing nothing except looking at it with a screwdriver in hand. Hmm.


9:55 pm on Sept 30, 2003 (gmt 0)

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It might help if you poke it. ;)
{sorry, just had to}

You might want to see if there is a driver upgrade, and to also see if the card isn't starting to work out of it's slot.



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