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Network Slowdown

Hello, I have two computers in a workgroup setting. They are connected through a broadband router. The connection between the two computers used to be very fast but not any more. It has become very very slow.

As far as the internet connection is concerned, it is still pretty fast and ok. I checked the hard disks (they do not need defragmentation), checked the firwalls (they are not blocking anything between the two computers), also there is no other application that would slow them (because individually they both are running perfect).

Its only when I try to copy a relatively big folder from one computer to another, it takes for ever (it wasn't the case before).

Could somebody pls help with this problem. Also how to check if nothing is wrong with the ethernet card (its a regular 10/100 Mbps) or if its anything else?

thanks in advance for the help.
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Yan_westCommented:
Did you scan you computer for Spyware and assorted crap?

Get Spybot Search and destroy:

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also, check your msconfig (start - run - type "msconfig" <enter>) under the startup tab.... veryfy everything that your computer loads up..
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qw8510Author Commented:
Yes, I have taken care of that. have already run Spybot. System is perfectly fine. As I mentioned earlier, both systems are running perfectly fine..its only when you want to transfer a big folder over the network, it just takes for ever..and never gets completed.
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Yan_westCommented:
Hmm, try to upgrade your NIC's drivers.. if this does nothing, start both computer in safe mode with network access, is it still slow when you copy? if it is,  it may be 1 of your 2 nics, 1 of your wires, or your firewall.. but this, i doubt... try changing the Cat5 cable place in the router..
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qw8510Author Commented:
I will try to upgrade my NIC drivers. If this doesn't work I will they try using another cable (may be the cable is defected). And lastly I'll try changing the network card.

Question: If I end up changing the NIC card, is going for the gigabit ethernet card a good idea?

Thanks.
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qw8510Author Commented:
Also, most probably I'll have to search online for the driver for my NIC. How do I find out the company/or the right driver online for my NIC card?

Thanks.
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Yan_westCommented:
1st, check out the device manager for your network card identification ( right click mycomputer. properties. Hardware - device manager) if it'S a card, it will show there,, if it tells you nothing, open up the case and look at it. If it's integrated on the motherboard, look on the manifacturer'S website..

You can go with gigabit.. they are as cheap as 100mb card right now..
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qw8510Author Commented:
Thank you.
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