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I recentely formatted my hard drive and installed Windows XP on it.  I originally had Win 98.  I am at university and connected to the network through the IPX and IP protocals.  I am back on the internet now that I formatted but my internet explorer is very very slow loading up web pages.  When I download files it works great(up to 600Kps), it's just loading up pages that is extremely slow.   Any ideas?
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drev001 earned 750 total points
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Install Windows XP latest service pack and Internet Explorer latest service pack.
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by:plexus1
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Ok, here's an update.  I guess its not just my internet explorer, but my entire internet...I tried to download the updates for Win XP, but it's downloading at less than 1 Kpbs
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by:drev001
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Ok, what kind of internet connection do you have? If you're connecting using any kind of modem or TA make sure you have the latest drivers installed.
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by:plexus1
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I'm connecting using the university's high speed internet.  My network card already has the latest drivers.
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by:Tlamming
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I would make sure that the hardware is good. Remove all tcp/ip and ipx from the system. Is the ipx needed for novell or something at school? If you only use the connection for internet, dont install the ipx stuff. Reboot the machine, then add tcp/ip back in again and reboot again,see what happens.

Another thing you could do, if you have another network card laying around, is to see if that happens with a different card. Possibly the driver for your nic doesnt like xp...is the driver certified (officialy) by microsoft, or did you have to say ok to continue?

Hope these suggestions help.

Trav
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by:Tlamming
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I would make sure that the hardware is good. Remove all tcp/ip and ipx from the system. Is the ipx needed for novell or something at school? If you only use the connection for internet, dont install the ipx stuff. Reboot the machine, then add tcp/ip back in again and reboot again,see what happens.

Another thing you could do, if you have another network card laying around, is to see if that happens with a different card. Possibly the driver for your nic doesnt like xp...is the driver certified (officialy) by microsoft, or did you have to say ok to continue?

Hope these suggestions help.

Trav
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by:plexus1
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I need the Novell IPX for the school network.  The NIC is working fine because it didn't ask me to say ok to continue.
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by:Tlamming
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You are accessing all your network resources through IPX, although your tcpip may not be working right.
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by:Tlamming
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Another thing you can try is to tweak your MTU settings. There is a tcp/ip connection analyzer at www.speedguide.net. This will tell you if you are tweaked properly for high speed.
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by:ANGWK
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Why dont you try Windows 2000 ? :)
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