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Slow connection speed

I have two computers on a home network. They both are connected to a Linksys 4 port router. The main computer connects at a very slow speed. the second 900 MHz connects like a bullet. I have broadband cable hookup. It has a windows xp operating system, 1.2 MHz Intel processor, 256k memory. The computer works like its on dial-up speed.

Any suggestions!

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Is there any difference if you disconnect the router and connect the main computer to the cable broadband on its own ?

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I'd start my search by making sure the slow computer wasn't infested with spyware and other garbage.

Then compare the network settings of both systems and make sure they're similar. Maybe try a different cable to connect the two and a different port on the router. Have an old Linksys switch, and for a few months for no apparent reason, one of the ports wouldn't work. Then, one day, it suddenly started working again. Moral of that story is that Stuff Happens(tm), sometimes for no apparent reason.

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