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Some people encounter a heavy speed drop after installing a new NIC, or just after updating the drivers of their NIC. The drop is probably caused by wrong duplex settings of your NIC that some lines will not work with correctly. To change it, read further.

Windows ME/9x: Right click "My computer" > "Properties" > "Device Manager" > Drop down the "Network Card" in the list, go to its properties, and then to advanced. Set it to "10mbit Half."

Windows XP/2k: "Start" > "Control Panel" > "System" > "Hardware" > "Device Manager" > Drop down the "Network Card" in the list, go to its properties, and then to advanced. Set it to "10mbit Half."

If this does not help, try "Auto" and experiment from there.

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by xRave2 See Profile edited by JMGullett See Profile
last modified: 2007-02-23 16:05:34