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Ethernet port working for laptop, not for desktop

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    Hello,

    I got a bsnl connection recently. Modem given to me is UtStarCom WA3002G4 which has 4 ethernet ports and 1 wireless port. When i connect to it using laptop (Windows Vista) I can connect with ethernet and wireless too but when i try to connect using the desktop(windows xp) speeds are very very slow. Even the 192.168.1.1 page is taking lot of time to load, when it does the menu of the left is missing.
    I created a pppoe network connection on the desktop, but this time i am getting "line is busy" error. Pages are loading in spite of that but the speed is very much unusable.
    DHCP is enabled in the modem/router.
    Do i have to install any drivers etc on the desktop or any configuration changes...?

    Thank you.

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    using laptop (Windows Vista) I can connect with ethernet and wireless
    OK.
    PROBLEM
    using the desktop(windows xp) speeds are very very slow.

    In Desktop
    Start/ Network LAN properties
    TCP/IP properties
    Select Obtain Ip address automatically.
    IN DNS
    enter
    208.67.220.220 and
    208.67.222.222
    click advanced
    and enter existing DNS for ref .
    SAVE apply.
    Feedback.

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    No luck with that.
    I tried tracert with and without the dns addresses, there wasn't much of a difference in speed. I observed the avg update process. It started off at about 1500 bytes/sec and dropped until it reached 20bytes/sec.
    I am able to use sify connection with same lan card without any problem. Is there a possibility of the sify client playing spoil sport?

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    1.Common Modem WA3002-g4 for both VISTA and XP.
    Speed ok with VISTA/
    LAN card and wireless card settings are OK .

    2.If problem is when working with XP
    Probably the Ethernet card drivers are not matching
    for XP. Mention card details.

    3.Check up in Device Manager. in Both Vista and XP.
    copy drivers from Vista If compatible
    or update drivers for XP/in XP OS mode.,


    4.
    sify connection with same lan card
    without any problem
    when using OS XP ? or VISTA ?
    Do you use same modem/router for sify ?
    What changes you make ?
    feedback.

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    Quote Originally Posted by essbebe View Post
    1.Common Modem WA3002-g4 for both VISTA and XP.
    Modem is common for both vista and xp.

    Quote Originally Posted by essbebe View Post
    2.If problem is when working with XP
    Probably the Ethernet card drivers are not matching
    for XP. Mention card details.
    Ethernet card driver details
    for XP
    D-Link DFE-520TX PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter, version 3.42.0.427
    for vista
    Realtek RTL8102E Family PCI-E Fast Ethernet NIC NDIS6.0

    Quote Originally Posted by essbebe View Post
    3.Check up in Device Manager. in Both Vista and XP.
    copy drivers from Vista If compatible
    or update drivers for XP/in XP OS mode.,
    I'm not sure if i can copy the drivers. On vista i have realtek and on xp i have dlink.

    Quote Originally Posted by essbebe View Post
    4.
    when using OS XP ? or VISTA ?
    Do you use same modem/router for sify ?
    What changes you make ?
    feedback.
    Using sify with XP. (XP on desktop is the one that is giving the trouble).
    Modem/router doesn't come into picture with sify. It is cable based. I plug in the cable into the ethernet card and change the ip and dns settings and it works fine. When i switch to bsnl, i change the ip and dns settings to "obtain ip automatically"

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    copy drivers from Vista If compatible
    or update drivers for XP/in XP OS mode.
    since the ethernet cards are different no compatibility.


    check this driver version. for dlink card for XP.

    http://www.dltube.net/download12963.html

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    I will give it a try. Thanks for your patience.

    That download link is not working. Do you think that a new lan card might solve the problem?
    Last edited by srisa; 24th March 2009 at 07:54 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    Default D-Link DFE-520TX PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter, version 3.42.0.427

    @srisa
    Desktop XP.
    After Google search.
    http://downloads.zdnet.com/abstract.aspx?docid=480837
    Check present version in Device Manager. if needed download from above website.

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    I got it working by changing configuration settings for the adapter. I changed the connection-type to "10BaseT Full Duplex" from "Auto negotiation".
    Here is the step by step process.
    Start > Control Panel > Network and internet connections > Network connections.
    Right click the concerned network connection icon and select properties.
    Click the button with name "configure". A new window will open with several tabs.
    Select the advanced tab. You will find several values under 'properties' heading.
    Select "Connection type". Select "10BaseT Full Duplex" from the values drop down.

    Thanks @Essbebe

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    congrats.
    Good thinking. rep point given.
    I am able to use sify connection with same lan card without any problem
    Confirm SIFY CABLE connection also works Ok now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by essbebe View Post
    Confirm SIFY CABLE connection also works Ok now.
    Yes, sify is also working. My friend who gave me that suggestion deserves the credit more than me.

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    Nice of you for mentioning about your friend's help.
    Persuade him to join this Forum too! we can also benefit ..

    The info that the LAN ethernetcard was working in SIFY
    but not in BSNL I missed the point./tweak.
    Rarely this tweak in Ethernet card is mentioned.
    There are some more options.( leave them alone for the present )

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