"BertieBigBollox@newsgroup" <bertiebigbollox@newsgroup> clouded the
waters of pure thought with
> Had an old PC running windows xp. Worked fine connected to my
> router using ethernet and powerline adaptors.
> Bought a PC from a mate running Vista Ultimate. Now I'm getting
> only about 5kb/s.
> Checked my router and reset it. OK. In fact, speed using wireless
> connection to router from another PC is absolutely fine so its not
> an internet/ISP problem. Checked my powerline adaptors and reset
> them. No difference.
> So, all I can think at the moment is:-
> 1. Powerline adaptors have chosen this moment to play up.
> (although was working fine before).
> Getting hold of long CAT5 cable so I can plug directly into router
> to test this.
Did you install any DRIVERS
for the Powerline adaptors on the old PC
that worked? If so you might maybe wanna install them on the NEW PC
THe C-5 cable will tell you whats up with your NIC.
> 2. Ethernet interface on new PC is screwed. If so, I guess I can
> get hold of a PCI LAN card or something.
Try a wireless dongle.
> 3. Somethings up with the Vista install. Maybe virus, malware etc.
> I did a malware sweep and it found some but no difference after
> cleaning this. Maybe I'll wipe it and install my old version of
FFS, yer gonna throw the baby out with the bathwater, mate.
Unless you HAVE drivers for that kit that XP will use, dont be
****ing around wiping yer drives.
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