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Slow internet Here's my problem. Have a desktop wired to a router with a DSL connection which up until recent worked great. Lately when we get on the internet, it takes forever to connect to websites, or open email. The three laptops we use that are wireless are operating through the same router with no problem. I've cleaned useless files, de-fraged the hard drive, keep the spyware and virus protection up to date. What I've noticed is that sporadically I get an icon on the taskbar that flashes indicating "network cable unplugged". The cable has not been touched, other than yesterday when I verified it was fully plugged in on both ends. So a little research lead me to believe that I may have a problem with the ethernetnet adapter (which is part of the motherboard), so I installed a new PCI ethernet card this morning and disabled the old one. Alas, didn't correct the problem. For what it's worth I'm running XP on the desktop - Pentium 4, 3.2 GHZ with 448 MB of ramand nothing has really changed to cause my problem. Anyone have any thoughts??

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  • vickysews Sep 25, 2008

    My laptop is connected to the router, and I have done all the troubleshooting on the laptop, even registry cleaner. Could it be the router? How do I find out? Is there a check I can do on the router? I have a PC and one laptop. Laptop is HP zd8000, with XP.

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What do you use to Defrag the PC. Windows Defrag stink to high heaven. Auslogic is a free Defrag and alot better. Are you using any other software to manage your network connection. I use Network Magic.

I have a similar problem with my cable modem. I replace the cable modem, and for me that fix the problem. One other thing I would try is another network cable. With only

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