Slow access to server shares and printing over network

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We have a problem notebook on one of our networks. Its an Acer running Windows 7 Pro 32-bit. We recently re-installed it to factory settings and updated to all the latest firmware. We tested it in our office, printing and transferring files over our network, both wirelessly and via LAN cable. However when we connected it back up to its original domain, access to the network shares is incredibly slow. Also even printing a test page to any of the network printers takes several minutes. In the printer queue it will show it spooling for a minute or two. It doesnt matter if its connected wirelessly or via lan, the symptoms are the same. All other computers on the domain can print and access network files with the speed you'd normally expect.
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George FakisSenior Network Engineer

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install a sniffer program like the free wireshark to see the network traffic
Also check for virus and un-wanted services that might running.

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Network traffic is minimal as other pc's have very quick access to all network resources, including interstate, viruses are ruled out because it is a clean install, will check the services running, sure they will be standard. Thanks.
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That sounds about right with SMB 2.0. You could also have client services over netware enabled on the NIC.

 There is one thing file shares and printers have in common. They use Netbios. Server Message Block also used netbios. It's Netbios over SMB port 445. So, the above comment sound right.

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Thanks, the problem was resolved by changing a few NIC settings

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