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Instant Messaging has a unique slow transfer rate

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?

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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.


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

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That doesn't apply to me...

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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...

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?

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What do you think?

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I think...

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You need to research more at

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