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Both computers on the same network, one fine one not

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December 10, 2010 12:31:27 AM

i have two computers, one running windows xp 32bit and one running windows 7 64 bit. Both are connected to the internet by the same router by lan cables. the internet connection is a 5 megabit with speeds up to 500kbps

The xp pc is running at normal speeds on the internet while the windows 7 pc is running unbelievably slow (it takes 5 plus minutes to load email).

Why is this happening and how can i fix it ?

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Anonymous
a b $ Windows 7
December 10, 2010 1:12:54 AM

I think I would update the NIC (network adapter) driver.
December 10, 2010 1:21:10 AM

i forgot to mention that the computer with windows 7 works properly with other networks i connect it to so if you still think the nic drivers are old then please tell me how to update. if not please continue to suggest reasons that may be the cause.
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Anonymous
a b $ Windows 7
December 10, 2010 1:24:20 AM

Well, I think your new info that the Win7 machine is okay on other networks takes the NIC off the suspect list, don't you ?
December 10, 2010 10:43:19 PM

yes i think so. but now what. what is causing this problem and why is the win7 pc's connection not performing as good as the windows xp
December 11, 2010 4:51:05 AM

You said that the computer with windows 7 OS on it works properly with other networks - you mean you could browse with no problems? I guess It is either you email apps (outlook or whatever) is the problem or if your using yahoo or google it could be that they're having problems at that time, maybe later time it will be ok.

If your email apps like outlook or eudora takes time to load, it might be hit by a virus or something wrong with the apps settings.
December 12, 2010 12:08:46 PM

Quote:
please go to both pc's then enter the following in cmd

ipconfig /all

copy and paste both here


when i enter it in run, the command prompt sceen just flashes so i dont have time to copy it. what do i do ?
December 15, 2010 11:03:31 PM

i went to run entered ipconfig/all the cmd screen flashed with some info.

i tried just going to the desktop or my browser or to any text box and right clicking to select paste but its not available.

what do i do to get this information
December 15, 2010 11:22:23 PM

Quote:
yeah lol then its copied just go to desktop or your browser right click choose paste


ok ive got the cmd screen to stay. how do i get this information to you. i cant highlight it and copy paste it and i cant send u a screen shot. what do i do ?
December 17, 2010 11:58:53 AM

this is the pc that is running windows xp 32bit and is working fine on the internet.

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>ipconfig/all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : DUDE
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : flowtrinidad.com

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : flowtrinidad.com
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : ARRIS TOUCHSTONE DEVICE
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-15-CE-9D-86-1E
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 190.213.70.174
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 190.213.70.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.160.0.2
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 200.1.104.35
200.1.104.36
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Wednesday, December 15, 2010 9:2
AM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, January 06, 2011 9:25:
M

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>
December 17, 2010 12:31:43 PM

THIS is the ipconfig/all for the laptop running windows 7. when connected to the network it surfs the internet in an unimaginably slow manner (google takes 30+ seconds to load)



C:\Users\Owner>ipconfig/all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Owner-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : flowtrinidad.com

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : flowtrinidad.com
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) WiFi Link 5100 AGN
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-24-D6-3E-7D-CC
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::61e1:12d4:84a9:6ac0%12(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.103(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Wednesday, December 15, 2010 8:25:54 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, December 18, 2010 11:30:23 AM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 301999318
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-14-30-17-06-00-26-9E-A0-02-9D

DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 200.1.104.35
200.1.104.36
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : flowtrinidad.com
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-26-9E-A0-02-9D
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter isatap.flowtrinidad.com:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : flowtrinidad.com
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #2
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:4137:9e76:1041:2ece:412a:3a25(Pref
erred)
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::1041:2ece:412a:3a25%13(Preferred)
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

C:\Users\Owner>
December 17, 2010 1:11:31 PM

You have your access point in bridged mode more than likely. Seeing as how your XP machine has an external IP mapped to it, your router is merely acting as a passthrough for information. Disable bridged mode and instead switch the router to "gateway" mode by going into your router's settings. What kind of router do you have?
December 17, 2010 2:08:44 PM

it is a cisco linksys g-band router.

how do i change the setting to gateway ?
December 17, 2010 3:21:40 PM

sagooding said:
it is a cisco linksys g-band router.

how do i change the setting to gateway ?


Open an internet browser
Type "192.168.1.1" into the address bar
Default username is usually "admin" and the default password is usually "password" (without quotes)
Should be a setting there somewhere that says "Mode" with a list of options like "Disabled, Gateway, Repeater, Bridge", etc.
Select "Gateway"
SAVE AND APPLY SETTINGS
Restart the router by unplugging it from the wall and then plugging it in again
December 17, 2010 5:40:38 PM

tried going to 192.168.1.1 but its not working. the browser just says connecting and then it fails. i tried it on firefox and IE still no go. what do i do. what is blocking me from acessing this site ??
December 17, 2010 6:38:42 PM

I know this seems counter-intuitive but you'll have to try this step on the computer that isn't working right.

Reason: Since your router is acting as a bridge to the working machine it is not on the same network as the router and is therefore not accessible from the working machine.
December 18, 2010 2:58:17 AM

yes excepy the desktop is connected to the router by a lan cable while the laptop uses wireless
December 18, 2010 7:45:11 PM

ok ill try
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