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Instant Messaging has a unique slow transfer rate

by Javi / February 18, 2005 3:40 PM PST

I have two computers at home and recently got a new one. I noticed that I can?t seem to maintain a high-speed connection. All three are on your typical Shaw cable package and the same 10/100 Ethernet network card and all in the same router (which, is supoosed to support 4 connections. My older system, a P-Pro 200mHz WinME, sucks it down like a vacuum. On average I can have stability around 80kb/s. The ?new? system, a P-3 450mHz WinXP, only takes a KB off every so often. It does transfer?but I?d say at about 1-2kb/s. I keep the ME machine turned completely off too ? no difference. I?ve uninstalled any firewall programs (from Add or Remove Programs), including Norton Antivirus 2005 & Zone Alarm. What?s wrong? Does anyone know how I can troubleshoot this? Any help is much appreciated. Thank you.

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Why the duplicate post?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 18, 2005 8:45 PM PST

Such just make litter on the boards.

Try this. Add a reply to your post so it pops to the top. Add more information if you feel its needed. Also, the disparate speed issue was discussed so I won't duplicate the results.

Bob

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Ooops
by Javi / February 19, 2005 5:35 AM PST

Could you point me in the direction where this was discussed?

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At...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 19, 2005 7:04 AM PST
In reply to: Ooops
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That doesn't apply to me...
by Javi / March 23, 2005 6:35 AM PST
In reply to: At...

I haven't been able to get ahold of the right information. I think Wayne was showing problems over ALL internet tranfers. I am ONLY seeing the degrade in any INSTANT MESSANGER.

What one person said about the computer's cable didn't make sense as I stated in my un-answered post...

http://reviews.cnet.com/5208-7583-0.html?forumID=16&threadID=45214&messageID=777571

I thought it was an MSN Messenger bug. Is it possible it's a compatibility problem with Windows XP?

I tried installing ICQ but transfers were also non-existent.

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Who knows what to do?
by Javi / March 29, 2005 3:39 PM PST

What do you think?

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I think...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 29, 2005 8:38 PM PST
In reply to: Who knows what to do?

You need to research more at dslreports.com

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