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Excessive network activity -Win7 64 bit

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  1. Bennov

    Bennov Thread Starter

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    Hi All,
    I've been beating my head against a wall for the past 6 months with an intermittent networking issue whereby one of my PC's network connection runs extremely slow. It will run fine for a month or so, then issue strikes. It's isolated to one PC, the other computers on the network are unaffected. I've found today that the activity sent/received is very high compared to other computers i.e. connection has been enabled for about 10 minutes and sent/received values are 70MB/3.5MB and all I've done is accessed a website.
    It also appears to work fine for the first site I access and the activity level is minimal, then I try to navigate to a different page the activity sky rockets and website fails to load or loads extremely slowly.
    The only fix I've found is to run a network cable, then after a week or so I try the wireless connection and it runs as expected.
    I've just run a virus scan with AVG free and no threats were found. Also run Malwarebyte and didn't pick up any malicious softward
    The router is a TP-Link TD-W8960N
    The wireless card is TL-WN951N
    Windows 7 64-bit.
    Any ideas?
     
  2. pedroguy

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    Welcome to TSG:
    So are you saying that a wired connection does not have this problem ?
     
  3. Bennov

    Bennov Thread Starter

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    Correct, a wired connection on the same PC doesn't have the same problem. Other wireless computers are also unaffected.
     
  4. pedroguy

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    I would do three things:
    Download current firmware for your router
    Download from the pc makers web site the most current network addapter driver
    Boot up in safe mode with networking.Any change ?
     
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