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XP work station times out after the second ping to outside location.

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An XP workstation keeps timing out after connecting to the internet,  IE& will load 1/2 the page then time-out. I tried pinging an external website it works  for two pings then times out. If I sign-on as the local admin on the workstation the internet works fine.  What should I check?  All other workstations are set-up the same way with no problems.  
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by:Michael Pfister
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What happens if you ping the server on the LAN?
Same network driver on all machines?
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by:Jimmy1972
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The ping to the server works fine, also to the other workstations on the lan.  The lan consists of (5)XP workkstations with dfferent types of hardware containing different drivers.
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Michael Pfister earned 250 total points
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I would update the network driver to the latest one. Just to make sure...

How does the client connect to the Internet? Directly via a router on the LAN? Via the SBS (ISA server)? Whats the client's default gateway pointing to?
Have you tried a different port on your network switch?
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by:Shecky919
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Honestly, I'd run a virus/spyware check. Sounds like a problem with the user profile on the machine. Maybe try renaming the current user's profile and then resetting it.
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The workstation was losing 25% of the packets sent.  I finally figured out it was the 8 port cisco switch that was bad.  Thanks for your help.
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It was the switch that was bad.
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