Slow desktop fast laptop

  moogy675 08:45 02 Apr 2010

Hi, ive got a Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop with Vista and a Dell Dimension 3000 desktop. The desktop is connected to my Netgear DG843G router with the ethernet cable and my download speed is only 1.5 meg. My laptop which is wireless is getting 6-7 meg, my line is an up to 8 meg. I dont understand why my desktop is so slow. I always scan with AVG,CCleaner,Spybot and superanti spyware. Im on XP sp3 with 2 gb of ram and my HD is 70% full.

Any help much appreciated.

  sunnystaines 08:50 02 Apr 2010

run chkdsk

defrag hdd, defrag registry, defrag pagefile.

check all drivers are up to date.

run memtest86 to check memory is ok

smart test the hdd to ensure its not starting to fail.

  Batch 09:40 02 Apr 2010

What speed is the connection between the desktop and the router (hover mouse pointer over the network icon in the system tray to find out)?

  nick1969 12:21 02 Apr 2010

Hi , I have the exact same problem . I've posted query on here a couple of days ago. I've also got a netgear router with slow wired desktop and fast wireless laptop ,PS3 and another desktop.
I'll try what has been suggested above if I can work out what it means.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:38 02 Apr 2010

TRy another port on the router.
Try another cable.
Update network adaptor drivers
fit new network card

  mymate 15:42 02 Apr 2010

I have the same problem as well.My Laptop is fast and my computer is so slow.Netgear router as well.
Just going try the suggestions.

  moogy675 23:03 02 Apr 2010

Im getting 54mbps, signal strength excellent and connected. I do have a netgear pci card in it with the ariel but when i unplug it it says network cable unplugged. Ive updated the firmware on the router and its not any different. I may have to get someone in to sort it.

Im not that savvy with pc`s, i tried the memtest but it was just going on about a floppy disc and windows cannot read it, god knows, well over my head.

cheers for the replys.

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