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toolman123

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Hi there,

For the past week or so I have not been able to connect to the internet on one of my PCs (not wireless). There is another PC in the house and 3 laptops which are all ok.

It connects for a few seconds and then drops again. It sometimes stays connected, but is very slow. When doing a speed check, it is running at 8kbps compared to around 7000kbps on the other PC.

I am running Vista, plenty of disk space and RAM. I have done virus checks, spyware checks cleanups etc, but still the same problem. I have tried restarting the router and changing ports, but nothing.

Does anyone have any suggestions as to what else could be causing this?

Thanks.
 
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Hi:Sounds very much like an adapter problem.
Two things:
When connection drops,let's see this:
Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD then press Enter to open a command prompt:

In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following command:

Note that there is a space before the /ALL, but there is NOT a space after the / in the following command.

IPCONFIG /ALL

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter to copy the contents to the clipboard.
Paste the results in a message here.

If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, or a CD-RW disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.

The other thing you might do is go to the pc makers web site,download/install the current driver for the adapter
 
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