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...
When only one computer on your network is slow it is easier to troubleshoot because the problem is isolated.
If the entire network or a part of the network is slow, it could mean you have a faulty switch or a you network is wrongly configured. Here are some hints about possible faults.
Sometimes in order to test a computer’s hardware or software we need a network link for the network adapter. The solution, very often, is to carry around a hub.
If you don’t want to carry around a hub, or you simply don’t have it, you can create a network loopback cable. The loopback cable will work as the computer was connected to a real network transmitting and receiving packets. This kind of setup allows the technician to troubleshoot hardware.