troubleshooting Question

Slow internet access on one SBS2003 client

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ignarusFlag for United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland asked on
RoutersWindows XPWindows Server 2003TCP/IP
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I have an SBS2003 network at home with several computers connected. Mostly this setup has worked well for a couple of years
One client PC has started having problems with very slow internet connection - the others do not. Even laptops of friend attached to the wireless side do not have slow connections
The "slowness" (up to 60 secs per page or longer) affects all browsers (IE/Mozilla etc)
I have tried "cleaning" the affected PC and sometimes this speeds up access for a short time (I have used TUT/SpyBot/AWO)
On the advice of a good friend I have just connected this PC direct to the router, given it a fixed IP address and the DNS of the provider of the internet connection and its working fine
The affected PC is running XP Pro
Security on that machine is Eset Smart Security
Security on the Server is AVG
All updates are in place
I am not a computer wizard - although competent to a good level with most things - so please avaid techie shorthand where possible
Many thanks
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