I have a new computer that, when connected to an ethernet network, runs very
very slow (about 20 seconds to transfer a 340K file). All the other
computers are running fine. The computer in question is a new one we built
(one of two identical, the other is running fine). just for the record the
Soyo KT400 Lite Motherboard
AMD XP 2500+ Barton CPU
256 Mb Crucial 333 MHz CL 2.5 RAM
Codegen 450W power supply
Maxtor 40 Gb Harddrive (Primary Master)
Generic CD Drive (Secondary Master)
EliteGroup AG315-32MB Video Card (Cheap video card but the same as in the
It runs slows to any computer in the network.
The MB has a built in NIC which I used when first setting it up. It ran slow
(I thought something was wrong with it or the drivers) so I:
1. Replaced it with a Linksys LNE100TX NIC. The Linksys also ran slow.
2. Replaced the Linksys with an SMC1244TX NIC. Still ran slow.
3. I reinstalled Win2k. Still ran slow with all NICs.
4. I tested the patch cables with a Fluke DSP-2000 cable analyzer, cables
5. I switched the closet end of the cable to a different port on the switch.
Still ran slow. Rebooted the switch. Still ran slow. Switches are SMC
6. Changed the RAM, still ran slow.
7. Played with various combinations of NIC settings, autosense speed, set to
10TX full and half, 100TX full and half. Still ran slow.
8. Took everything out of the case and set it up using the internal NIC,
still ran slow.
9. Changed the power supply (same brand and model), still ran slow.
10. Changed the Motherboard (same brand and model), still ran slow.
11. Ran a longer patch cable to a different wall jack. Still ran slow.
12. Chopped it up with an axe and threw it in the river (just kidding
there....but I would love to Office Space the damn thing)
I haven't tried a different CPU but surely a CPU couldn't cause this
problem, could it? I also haven't tried a a different video card just
because I don't have one (the MB requires a 1.5 volt agp card and all I have
lying around is 3 volt).
The identical computer mentioned above ran slow using the internal NIC but
when I put in an LNE100TX it ran fine. I didn't get that lucky here).
I have been messing with this thing on and off for 2 days and have run out