I am running a home LAN using Ethernet connections as the PCs are close together and can share my broadband Hub without needing to go Wireless. The problem is, while PC1 has a good broadband connection and runs well, PC2 runs unbelievably slow when connected to my broadband. Any ideas why this is, or how to improve the second PC's (broadband) speed? Thanks!
Thanks. When PC2 is the only computer plugged into the router it still runs at a snail's pace. The PC works fine when the connection is disabled. I added the ethernet card to this PC - it is a Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC. The PC is a Compaq with an Intel P3, and has a maximum allowance of 500MB RAM and runs at 797MHz. OS is Windows XP (pro) SP2. Could the card be faulty? It does access the net, but as I said, the speed is dreadful.
Thanks for the posting ambra4. When I open the LAN Properties, the options under the Configure Advanced Tab are Properties Link Down Power Saving, Link Speed/Duplex Mode, Network Address, Optimal Performance, Receive Buffer Size, and 3 Wake Up settings, on ARP/Ping,Link Change and using APM mode, and then various associated values (eg enable or disable).
I enabled Link down Power Saving, and selected Link Speed/Duplex Mode which offers the Auto Negotiation Value, and I have selected this. PC2 now works faster while connected, some internet access is still slow, but this is a MASSIVE improvement! Thank you for taking the trouble to reply.