I went to TCP IP 4 and set the DNS to static as per the router. And IP as auto. Same settings that worked on my netbook. It works in the sense it allows it through to the web and validate an internet connectin. But there is just no bandwidth at all!
Have a look at the router setup screens and see if you can turn off DDOS setting -- it may come under Firewall Settings.
Also consider MTU -- try TCPOptimizer (it's free) which may advise on best settings.
Hmm although I have good computer knowledge, im a newb to networking. What is MTU?
Also, I have mounted the USB internally directly to the mobo header using an adapter (mini itx case). Was concerned about 'reflections' etc....but it worked fine with another router and greats signal etc.
Ill take a look at those settings. Just want to confirm what MTU
Looks like some special options required for the router maybe, strange it would work with one and not the other?
Something like Maximum Throughput -- default is 1500 in most routers. Too high and the router chokes on data. It's usually recommended that when there's a prob you lower that by 10 points at a time until things speed up.
Ok thanks thats great. Know any good books? I really want to get my head around networking and connectivity. Obviously I understand computer concepts well (i am a programmer) but need to get my networking knowledge up....especially as I would like to build my own home server and connect this to a second machine to be used for terminal services