"fast" computer connected under the same user account to the ISP or Internet, using he same phone line, and at nearly the same time ?
What about Modem settings ?
Same security settings ? Same browser ?
Try the "tracert" test to the same target on both computers and compare the results.
Usual reasons for slow connections, affected by various degree:
* Incorrect IP/DNS settings.
* Inappropriate security settings.
* Phone line noise.
* Viruses and parasites infection.
* Too many "not required" startup programs and processes, "scheduled tasks", etc.
* Choice of browsers and/or versions.
* Busy servers at the other end, and at your ISP.
* Your processor speed.
I just got a new system with Windows XP Professional installed on it. After setting up internet connection, I cannot connect to my ISP's computer. The error message is: ''Error 678: The remote computer did not respond''. There is another computer that has Windows XP Home Edition with same settings of internet connection as the other and that of course works perfectly.
What could be the cause? Is there anything special to be done on the one with XP Professional? I use a modem dial-up to connect.
I am very new to Windows XP and maybe thought that it could be XP-related problem.
I contacted my ISProviders and they game me two new phone numbers that my system is able to connect to but the problem is that the connection speed is just too low - between 6.0 - 12.0 kbps. As a result I can hardly link to any website. They have not found any further solution for me.
So I urgently need someone's help.