How To Fix Network is slow


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Trying to connect to a network source may sound easy but it can’t help to encounter a problem once in awhile. Your network connection may not be properly configured or there is technical failure. Other times, there is no connectivity on your end. These errors are common examples of network error. It appears when there is something wrong during connection hence it cannot reach its end source. Still, these errors indicate the nature of the issue to help you resolve it.

List of the common network errors:

  • A Network Cable Is Unplugged
  • IP Address Conflict Address Already in Use
  • The Network Path Cannot Be Found
  • Duplicate Name Exists on the Network
  • Limited or No Connectivity
  • Connected with Limited Access
  • "Unable to Join Network Failure" error -3
  • "Unable to Establish the VPN Connection" error 800

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Please help.   I have 3 computers hooked up to a D-Link ebr 2310a router, my isp is verizon and when ever someone in my home goes on myspace or similar websites my network slows down to a crawl. I've tried restarting the modem (westell 6100) and the router with no luck. Verizon says it's on my end so, I don't know what to do.

Can someone please help me fix this issue. I'm pretty sure everything is set up right but, I'm still very slow.



What causes Network is slow

Seeing a network error while you are in time constraints can be annoying but there are still solutions to these errors. Once an error message appears, you can click on the Diagnose option using the Windows wizard to run a diagnosis of the problem. After several minutes, Windows will show you the cause of the problem while also providing the right solutions. However, there are times when Windows may not give you all the answers so you need to fix it manually. First, you need to change your adapter settings. Look for the settings in the Network and Sharing center. Second, reset the TCP/IP. If changing the adapter setting, you can change the TCP/IP. Third is to uninstall network adapters so you can scan and apply any changes in the hardware.

 

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1 computer on a network suddenly now has slow file transfer on internet and network

All run to the same router/switch? Also, I have Norton with the latest updates and it reports no problems. Mike in Ohio

Edit: Forgot to say, I went to 3 differnt speed testing web sites, and they all report the download speed the same on that one box, about 100Kb/s and the others are around 500Kb/s
 




Are all the computers wired similarly?

Also, when trying to pull AND push files to that same box, it is a very slow file transfer. Please, let me know if you need more info or if someone had any general tips to try.


Ok, I have 5 computers on a home network, 4 Windows XP and one Redhat Linux Fedora Core 4. This of course doesn't explain the network speed.

You should check the cable of the problematic machine, try using ping to the router with 1400 byte packets. I didn't load any new software in that time and I waited so long because at the time, the newsgroup server that I am using reported problems associated with Hurricane Rita. Also, boot up some CD Linux or equivalent and see what speeds you get from there - helps to rule out any problems with the operating system.
 

About a month ago, one of the windows boxes suddenly went from about 550Kb/s download to 100Kb/s download from various newsgroups.

I've run speed tests on all the other computers, and they all report download speeds of about 550Kb/s and upload speeds of about 45Kb/s except the one, and it has downlo...


Slow Wired & Wireless PC, only slow computer on the network - Windows 8.1

Have updated drivers, changed adapter settings, on my wireless card (ASUS PCE-N53 Wireless-N PCI Express Adapter)
the speed on www.speedtest.net can jump from around 0.60Mbps to a maximum to to about 1.70Mbps
other computers on the network get a consistent speed around 6Mbps. I have been experiencing painfully slow internet with both wired and wireless connections.
Hey everyone,
So, recently built a new gaming PC, with (unfortunately) windows 8.1.

I'm with Virgin mine went all over the place speed wise,turned out to be a dodgy cable now get 54-55 Mbps consistently pay for up to 50 Mbps.
Any help would be so very very much appreciated, as i am on the brink of a complete meltdown. Try changing the the channel on your router you may be getting co-channel interference, if that fails get your service provider to check it out.


windows 7 client and 2003 server: network Slow in very big Network !!

My problem is windows 7 hangs and freeze when access 2003 server Enterprise edition . Will it be possible for you to post an ipconfig /all output of one Win7 machine and the Server?

And after some time it hangs for 2 minutes. we r a big company ,producing daily basis.hmmmm Openly very large media and press company.

What type of Security or AV Software do you have installed in your Server? When we acess the server via the software it freezed for 5 seconds and then repeat to normal state. i have doubt on individual users on domain.before 2 months we had department wise users mean, for example [email protected] please any one know the exact problem?

Guys i need your help. check your Server's Event Viewers error logs, especially DNS errors. But after we created the individual users like [email protected] to all users. This is not a small network, one of the biggest network.

this is i believe the cause of problem.


Solved: Wireless network drops signal and network is slow

It is very frustrating because there is no rhyme or reason for it. Any help would be appreciated. running on the server that was bogging it down but I am not sure. I am using a Linksys WRT320n router.

I am not sure if this is related or not, but there are several wireless networks that can be seen by these computers including a Comcast WIFI and an Optonline WIFI. Also, the network will slow down every so often (wired as well as wireless) and I am no sure what the is about. Our applications that we run are not very intence (no graphics or large packets being sent.) Some one said they thought there might be a some sort of a Windows Sharing App.

Sometimes it will stay connected all day without dropping and other days it will drop 6-8 times. My main problem is with my 2 wireless computers, a desktop with a US Robotics 802.11g turbo and one of my laptops, a Dell Inspiron 6400.

I am having a frustrating time with my network. They are no more then 30 feet from the router and always have a strong signal but will drop their connection and have to be logged of and logged back on.

I work for an animall hospital and we have a wired/wireless network with 9 computers (mixed vista ultimate and xp pro with server 2003 sp2 on the server).


Network slow to initialize on startup, slow system



Specs: Win7 64bit, 4GB ram. I could use the help for this one, I'm just about ready to format at this point..
























  
Quote: Originally Posted by TurboGFF


Specs: Win7 64bit, 4GB ram. For the past little while now, whenever I would turn on my computer, things would start up but it would hang, in the sense that nothing *would* start up until the network was found and connected to. are you using "homegroup" or workgroup?

But alas, I had none of those things. On start up, I checked my resource monitor to try to catch anything weird, all I saw were alot of svchosts and pagefile/windows stuff. Ken

The network indicator icon in the taskbar would just have a frozen blue spinning circle.

Here's a screenshot of the resource monitor and the network icon thingy. I could use the help for this one, I'm just about ready to format at this point.. I would be like that for about 10 minutes until suddenly it would tell me "network found" and the rest of my pc starts up as usual.

When in safe mode with networking, this problem does not occur. Has something changed? But alas, I had none of those things. This is obviously a network thing.

I would be like that for about 10 minutes until suddenly it would tell me "network found" and the rest of my pc starts up as usual. While that was happening, I would still have internet access, but certain ...


Slow gigabit network transfer to usb network harddrive

Is the usb network harddrive on the router limiting it to be this slow. I have my pc hard wired (gigabit) to the router temporarily to do the transfer but i'm only getting 3.3 MB/s. What gives? I could've swore that usb transfered faster than that.

I have windows 7 ultimate. so connect the USB drive directly to your computer and copy a large file; what kind of transfer speed do you get then?
 

edit: damnit, I'm a tard. 3.3MB/s = 30.3Mbps.

How did I do that?


I am trying to transfer about 80gb of movie files to a usb network hardrive hooked up to my Netgear WNDR3700 dual band router. Any ideas?
 




3.3MB/s = ~330Mbps
USB2.0 = ~480Mbps

include overhead from both the TCP/IP and USB protocols, and the fact that you will never get a full 480Mbps out of USB, and the number is pretty close. I thought I would at least get a lot faster than that?


Slow Network Printing on a Corp network

Things I've tried:

-Changed the Drivers on the print server
-Reset the spooler service many times
-Wiresharked across the network to see the types of transmission (nada was happening of significance)
-Had users completely nuke all their printers and re-add them. The issue is, about 5-6 of the people have SLOW print times. I don't know what it would be.

PCL5, 5e, 6?
 

Or was the printer installed directly to each workstation as an IP printer? I have a dept setup that is using 5 networked HP/Dell printers to print contracts for customers. I'm really at a loss of where to go to troubleshoot this issue.

If its something on their AD account... Differences in print servers? SO heres the setup

AD accounts: Every person there is setup exactly the same in AD except the 3 supervisors(who work fine)

Printers: I can have one person print to the printer just fine through our Print Server but one of the affected accounts still goes slow. Doesn't matter what computer they are on but it takes 1.5 minutes for the printer to spool up and print their document.

I've got 24 machines sharing these 5 printers.


So this problem has been baffling me for a bit.


slow network transfer speeds _ PC1 on network


Network very slow

What exactly is slow?...downloading or just plain opening pages?...could you give an idea of how fast you can download a file from...say download.com(or another reliable fast download site)? If you transfer files directly from one computer to the other is it also slow? I am running xp on both computers - everything pings etc just the speed is awfull !!
 




Could specify a few things...

How can I fix this ? And when you say cable router, do you mean the router and cable modem are combined in one?


I have two pc's in a network - 80mega and 40 mega . Also, are you connecting via wireless nic or via cables?

Just give us a little better idea of the situation and I am sure someone will be able to help.
 

I bought a zonet cable router - it allows internet sharing but the speed is terrible . What is you connection speed?


Network is slow I've tried EVERYTHING! please help

how do I fix this because it's getting REALLY anoying!? It was fast when I booted into safe mode with networking, but other than that it's slow. Can we get your system specs and network setup?



I have windows 7 64bit and all of the pcs on my network are fine exept mine which is extremely slow. Have you re-installed the driver?

I figured if I reinstalled windows in 32bit it would work since 64bit isn't really helping me. how do I fix this because it's getting REALLY anoying!?
























  
Quote: Originally Posted by bufmunky


I have windows 7 64bit and all of the pcs on my network are fine exept mine which is extremely slow.

Are there mixed OS machiines on the network? However I just did this and it's still just as slow, and I haven't even installed anything on it yet. I figured if I reinstalled windows in 32bit it would work since 64bit isn't really helping me. However I just did this and it's still just as slow, and I haven't even installed anything on it yet.

It was fast when I booted into safe mode with networking, but other than that it's slow.


PC is very slow on network

i got fix from nortons.. i had a similar problem while working across the network... The PC is a good spec (500Mhz PIII, 128Mb RAM) and is speedy enough for all the other tasks we chuck at it - as long as the files are stored on that PCs hard disk - so the PC itself is ok. cant remember what i did..but go to http://www.symantec.com and use free support to contact them...

One of our PCs is very slow when accessing other computers on the company's Windows peer-to-peer network. I've changed the network card for another 10/100 card - no difference, so it's not the network card. Could it be the motherboard's I/O subsystem that's creating the bottleneck?

If so, can this be fixed? Doing exactly the same tasks with the same Word files between any other 2 PCs on the network and the performance is good - so the network is ok. sorry can't remember the fix..
 

For example, re-paginating a 120-page Word file on any other PC over the network from another PC takes around 4-5 seconds - but do the same task on this PC with files stored on another machine on the network and it takes over a minute.



Dear Whoever,

I have a problem at work. they will send you the fix...


LAN Network very slow

Windows 7 had the issue when SP1 came out.If the link you found works, then go for it. With Windows 7 we NEVER had this problem... I've tried already to disable 'Large Send Offload V2 (ip4) & (ip6)'.


We have 3 computers, connected to 1 router.

After 5 minutes the LAN is slow again... Also try reinstalling the network drivers on all machines.

Since our upgrade to Windows 10 (the 3 PC's) our network is very slowly between each other.

On the moment I disable this then it works for 5 minutes perfect.


Network is very very slow

Can't connect to our windows 2003 server.

Network is very very slow.


Network Slow Down

Recently my access to this system slowed down dramatically, I scanned for viruses spy-ware etc and nothing is on either computers or any on the network for that matter. Router getting old? Perhaps you are having impending disk failure and it's retrying a bunch of times? Long story short our "file server" which is just a computer with a big hard drive has held my files for the last 6 years with no problems.

What are some possibilities? I haven't had to administer a network for years since my job change so I am drawing blanks right now.
 



I doubt it's hardware "getting old", that's not normally the failure mode. Switch getting old? My guess if all the computers are having issues with performance that something has happened to the configuration of the server computer.



I have a network with a 10port Switch that is connected to a wireless router which is connected to DSL. I have 6 Computers connected to this network, 4 via hardwire and 2 via wireless with 2 laptops that come and go via wireless. I'd start by checking out the server machine.
 


Does VPN slow down a network?

Following are my questions:
1. If he uses VPN, will the network slow down?
2. My room mate keeps his VPN client connected to the university network permanently. Does VPN inceases browsing speeds of my room mate?
4.

Is there some way to access his shared folder while his PC is connected to VPN? If he uses VPN, will the network slow down?
2. Will it affect the internet throughput of other PCs?
3. There are 100 other variables that could change the answers to any of the above, but those are pretty true most of the time.


 

We have 4 PCs networked and connected to the internet using a Belkin router. Once he's connected, his pc is only on the remote network- not the local. Does VPN inceases browsing speeds of my room mate?
4.

My room mate keeps his VPN client connected to the university network permanently. If you always have excess bandwidth you won't notice a differnce
2) Shouldn't except for a reduced ammount of bandwith available (see #1)
3) No, if anything it should slow it down due to the encryption overhead
4) Not usually. Is there some way to access his shared folder while his PC is connected to VPN? Will it affect the internet throughput of other PCs?
3.

Following are my questions:
1. We have 4 PCs networked and connected to the internet using a Belkin router.


slow network

its very frustrating, ive seen literally hundreds of posts on this with no help from microsoft, just wandering if anyone had found a fix? ive disable autotuning, ip version 6 & all the other extras so it runs on the network like xp which has made a slight improvement increasing speeds to a little over a meg per second after about 5 mins! I have 6 computers on my network, all run xp except for a new system with vista home premium the new system is on the network wirelessly as its in a bit of an awkward position, 3 of the xp machines are also wireless & have fast transfer speeds, however, when transfering from an xp machine to the vista machine it takes a couple of mins to work out how long its going to take then starts transferring at something stupid like 50kbps steadily rising to 500kbps if im lucky, i can download new files from the net faster than this!

cheers


anybody else with a ridiculously poor network connection on vista?


Network Seems Slow.

I'm not sure of the write speeds before, but it seems really slow now... sometimes even going down to 10MB/s. I've tried a whole bunch of things so I'm hoping you guys can help! Have you considered setting up a raid array?

While they're not the fastest drives, I'm pretty sure their write speeds are not 20MB/s. Your using a SATA II board on Green 5400 rpm drives. Well the NIC has nothing to do with how fast you write to your drives. Problem is when I'm writing to the box..

I get maximum 20-30MB/s... Your board will support Raid 0,1
Here's a couple links to look at Raid Questions and Answers
How to Setup a Raid

But I think for the performance your looking for your going to have to get out your wallet

The max write speed on a green W/D is around 30MB/s, I believe, don't quote me on that... When I transfer a file from the box to any of my other computers/laptops the speed is always 80+MB/s.

The harddrives inside are 5400RPM WD Green drives. The motherboard (Asus P5K) has a Gigabit network card inside so I expected to be around 70-80MB/s at the very least...


Slow down network

Would be better to run a cable or make it wireless.

.
 

Is my router the issue or is this normal even though I should still have plenty of bandwidth left?
 



Because "powerline ethernet". Thing is the download speed on the 2nd computer usually maxes out at around 10mb so I've still have 40 free, why does this slow everything down so much?

Whenever the 2nd computer is downloading something everything slows to a crawl and my ping shoot way up if I'm playing a game. So I'm curious i've got a few wireless connections setup my main computer is connected to a lan port and a 2nd computer connected to a lan port with a powerline ethernet.


W7 + slow network

Worth mentioning is that when testing the connection speed, XP reached it's maxlimit in just moments, while W7 took 10 seconds. I can also note that on XP, my browser loads websites faster than on Windows 7. Worth mentioning is that I have tried software like Netlimiter to see if something was eating up my bandwidth, but nothing did. I am suspecting that my network drivers are somehow not working well with Windows 7, but since they have worked just fine until a few weeks ago, it should not be a problem.

You guys are my last chance and I'm hoping for help! My network card is: Atheros AR8121/AR8113/AR8114 PCI-E Ethernet Controller

I have tried both upgrading and downgrading the drivers with no success, and this whole situation bothers me so much, especially because I have put so much time on trying to fix it. If you have any suggestions whatsoever, please do not hesitate to write them down. Thank you very much in advance,

Teemu

















open a command prompt and run:

netsh int tcp set global autotuninglevel=disabled

re run your speed tests and let me know.

I tried installing XP on another partition and it gave me a much better ping and connection speed. My problem is that lately I have been getting higher pings and slowed connection speeds than I used to have.


slow network w/ USB HD

MSI drivers are updated using Live update. If you have any thought please let me know. but when I have it plugged in and on my network traffic can only hit about 50K/s (usually about 8000K/s).

Also it only slows the conection on this computer. If i turn off the external drive the network works at full speed again. That's just a wild guess though.
 

I have a MSI K7N2 delta using onboard LAN.



I have a USB 2 external HD and it works fine, fast and stable. If I use a Network card, instead of onboard, might this go away? I'll try that this weakend.



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