I have a Belkin router hard wired to 2 computers. I installed the router on one computer which has no connection problems. The 2nd computer is also wired into the router with a long ethernet cable. This computer is having extremely slow response times and the browser freezes up a good amount of time--the router seems to be working fine since computer #1 functions fine while computer #2 is having issues. I did not install any hardware on the 2nd computer --just hooked up the cable.
I restarted the router and computer and things work OK for a while-but the problem quickly returns-- any ideas? Is the long cable the issue? Did I need to install the router on the 2nd computer as well?
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Re: Wired network connection problem
Thank you for the clarification. I believe that 50 feet long is prone to interference that is why your computer freezes. You can try using a shorter cable to and check if the same problem occurs. This could be a problem with interference or a problem with the second computer. By trying a shorter cable, you would be able to define which is the problem.
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