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Old 02-24-2009, 07:08 PM   #5
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[FONT=Verdana]Network Properties[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana]Start > Control Panel > Network[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana]Listed below are some options that can be changed in order to troubleshoot connectivity[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana]Disable all unused LAN ports. (some newer PC’s include both a wireless as well as a wired network connection)[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana]Disable QoS Packet Scheduler – Quality Of Service[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana]VPN Software – temporarily disable to troubleshoot[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana]Click the “Configure” button next to network card name[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana]There may be a Checksum Offload property, if so choose the Disabled option. Not all network card drivers will list the name as "Checksum Offload" exactly, but it should be named something similar. Most cards that include this option are built-in to motherboards using the nForce chipset. This may also be listed as Hardware Checksumming.[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana]Try changing the Speed/Duplex to Force 100 Full Duplex. If you have an older router you may need to use base 10 full duplex. This may also be listed as Media Type/Connection Type.[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana]If there is a Power Management tab in your network card properties, click it and unselect the "allow the computer to turn off this device to save power" if selected.[/FONT]

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