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Slow Bandwidth w/ new VIA drivers?

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Haagen

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As of Sunday, my newer computer has been d/ling at 200ish kb/s instead of the typical 700 kb/s. Thinking it was my ISP, Charter Communications I didn't think much of it. However, my older computer that is on the same hub, was still able to d/l at 700kb/s.

I switched ports on the hub, yet I still recieved the same problem. I connected directly to the cable modem with my newer computer, same problem. I tried a shorter, different CAT5 cable, same problem. I release/renewed my IP numerous times. I have also uninstalled/reinstalled tcp/ip.

After doing these and still having no resolution I called tech support. They did what they could but we have determined that the problem is on my end, since my other computer is still d/ling at normal speeds.

Getting desperate, I deleted the partition on my harddrive and did a fresh install of Win2k Pro, and I STILL have the same problem. I also re-seated and relocated my network card.

The only possible explanation is the VIA drivers I downloaded sunday night. Could they have caused problems with my connection? How can I fix this?

Help is appreciated in advance.

System Specs:
Asus A7V333
AMD Athlon XP 1900+
256mb PC-2700 DDR Samsung
MSI G4 TI4400 300mhz/620mhz

If you need any other information, please let me know. I'm downloading (although slowly) the service pack updates as we speak.
 
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Haagen

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I just d/led the new linksys drivers and they didn't seem to do anything. Also, how would I go about checking the PCI latency in the bios and what should I be looking for?

Where can I find the older versions of the VIA drivers. Which do you recommend I use?
 

engjohn

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are you sure you are really getting 700kb on the other system... That is like 4Mb/s, not un-heard of but REALLY fast...
 

Pinky

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Chipset drivers cannot cause problems once the OS is reinstalled... it is possible something got changed at some point in the bios and that may cause this issue... try clearing the cmos (??).
 
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Haagen

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Kb/s=kiloBITS/second, not kilobytes. :D Sorry if I didn't specify. The problem is resolved thankfully. I turned on my computer after school and it worked fine. Damn isp.