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

… computer might be infected with a virus or a Trojan. Troubleshoot: scan the computer for viruses. On a Windows machine run the command “netstat -a -b” to see what ports are being used and which program is using them. Use a network sniffer and monitor the network activity on the specific computer. The transfer is intermittently slow, check what background processes are using the CPU, Memory, and hard-drives. Windows Vista can sometimes be a resources hog by allocating too many …

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

… servers to check if they work. The TCP/IP protocol stack corrupted. Sometimes no matter what you do you can’t fix the network and this is because the TCP/IP becomes corrupted. The only thing that fixes it is a reset. On older Operating Systems, such as Windows 98 and Windows NT, the fix was to uninstall and reinstall the whole TCP/IP suite of protocols. Fix: issue the following command to reset it: netsh int ip reset c:\resetlog.txt. More Than One Default Route A very common mistake is to …

Troubleshoot a Slow Network – Slow Server

… another reason. Too many clients on a server. If too many clients make requests to the same single server this could overload the server and it will perceived as a slow network by the users. Measure your server’s performance on load using the performance logs and alerts and the system monitor in Windows. Usually the performance is changing over the course of a day based on the number of users who access the server at the same time. Sometimes adding another network card would be sufficient. …