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How to troubleshoot a slow computer network?

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Your network is slow. What do you do to make it faster? The answer is not simple and the reason for your slow network could be a lot of things. You have to take a step by step approach and isolate the bottleneck. Once you isolate the point of failure it is easier to find the problem. Many times a packet sniffer will help you find the problem faster. A good free packet sniffer is Wireshark. Another …

Troubleshoot a Slow Computer Network – Your Computer is Slow and Not the Network

Slow Data Transfer is not Always caused by the Network Slow data transfers are sometimes caused by a slow computer. Determine if the computer is the reason by comparing the transfer speed with a different computer connected on the same switch port. If the speed is the same, the problem is your network. If you get faster data transfers with a different computer then the problem is the computer. A computer could be slow because of various reasons: A bad network card. Troubleshoot: Swap the …

Troubleshoot a Slow Computer Network – Only One Computer on the Network is Slow

Only One Computer on the Network is Slow Client Computer Network Mask Wrongly Configured Your network is a class C network, (net-mask 255.255.255.0), and your client computer has its IP address configuration on a class B network, (255.255.0.0). Change the network mask of the client to match the network configuration. Poor network cards Bad network cards or bad drivers are very often the reason for poor transfer rates. Test the transfer rate with a different network card. An outdated computer …