Question about ethernet adapters-2

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Hey guys I got a question here. We have a laptop that has constant problem browsing the network, when i look at the properties for it i see that it is sending billions and sometimes trillions of packets and only recieving a few. I have tried reinstalling the driver for the network adapter and reinstalling all the network protocols, also i have flushed dns and renew the IP, tried repairing the connection, i see no processes that would be doing this. I have even tried a new latop shell just to see if it was a hardware problem and it was still sending billions of packets right when windows boots up. Any suggestions?

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Either the system can’t get an IP address, or connect to a domain/workgroup thereby sending continuous requests for ‘whois’ OR you have a spambot in the system and every time you turn it on it dumps thousands of e-mail messages.

Disconnect the network cable – test the IP number. (IPCONFIG) on a different system see if that address is pingable. If so you have a conflict and both machines would fail. Run your antiviru and spyware programs. Manual set an IP address if you have a static value available. IF all these pass then reconnect the cable and see if you can login/connect ot internet etc.

You did not specify OS/hardware so this is very general.

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