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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

… resources for background processes such as indexing and running the antispyware. Antivirus or other antimalware can consume a lot of the computers’ resources. Troubleshoot: Change the schedule for maintenance tasks to a time when you are not using the computer. Check what other programs are running in the background and configure accordingly. Some antivirus programs enable scanning the network drives by default. A slow network printer. A slow network printer can be caused by the power save …

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

… can also slow down your network transfer. Bad Network Configuration DNS Configuration can be the cause a of slow network connections. Wrong DNS address in the IP configuration can slow your network dramatically. Your DNS client will try to connect to an inexistent or not working DNS server then give up and try your secondary DNS server. This translates in slowdowns and sometimes even DNS resolution errors. Fix: Ping the DNS address or, even better, use nslookup and connect to both of your DNS …