NIC only operates at up to .6 mbps
Posted on 2006-05-31
My brothers computer is on my home network, 1 Win 2003 enterprise and 4 xp home workstations all connected to a dell powerconnect 2216 10/100 switch accept the server and one workstation on a second netgear $10 switch
The Linksys wrt54g with seavsoft freeman basic 1.0.4 router is connected between the main switch and the road runner cable modem
his is a dell desktop with integrated 10/100 nic, i cant remember which model but it is about 1-2 years old
I do not know how long this problem has persisted
His NIC only gets from 600kbps up to 1 mbps, monitored from taskmanager, when doing anything, looking at other computers on the network, online speed tests at other datacenters, and from my ISP via the big test file.
I have tried everything i can think of, reinstalling the nic drivers, repairing connection, disabling QOS on router and NIC, and my laptop works fine plugged into the same cord while connecting to the same server and shares
When he accesses a shared file on the server, it uses up all his 600kbps bandwidth while doing ?something? and most of it goes into server message block frames/packets whatever they are
if needed I can supply a list of which protocols are using the most bandwidth and what percentage using packetizer
I would normally just add a pci card however he does not want me to open the case because he is wierd
it took me 2 months to convince him the loud fan noise was because of dust and i could fix it
there is almost no chance i can add a card with his permission
How can I resolve these problems without buying an external nic or opening the case?