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Hi,

I have two PCs networked with a Netgear hub... both are running Windows 98 SE, and there is a cable modem connected.

The internet connection works fine, as does the network... with one small problem.

When I send files from this computer to the other, they take a long time... a 5 meg file take about 45 seconds.

Wheras the same file transferred from the other PC to this one takes about 1 second.

Can anyone help me resolve this?
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1. check NIC speeds are they both 100 full duplex?
2. check cable, bqad cabling can cause this
3.on the slow pc start-->run and type msconfig, startup tab, and uncheck all but systray and explorer, reboot and see if it helps
if so, go back and recheck on at a time (reboot in between each) until it reappears
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also update your drivers for the NIC
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by:Sheallaidh
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I had already checked the cables, I had already checked that they were both running full duplex, and had updated my nic drivers.

However I didn't think about programs causing conflicts.

Wonderful, well spotted, it was a realplayer update program that was causing the issue (I hate their invasive software) I just transferred a 100meg file in less than 90 seconds.

Thanks!
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Sheallaidh Glad I could help
Steve
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