Question about ethernet adapters-3

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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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I had a similar problem like this on a switched network.

Check the folowing.
a) verify that you are using the VENDORS driver and not MS.
b) Verify properties of the NIC. Make sure the speed, duplex and flow control are properly set.
c) Verify the properties of the switch you are connected to. Some switches even though they are set to Auto will not properly handle the connectivity of the NIC. You will need to force the switch, Have seen this with Intel NICS and HP switches 4100 series(cisco IOS) as well as HP 9100 series (Foundry with cisco IOS). 3Coms with flow contol off will do this.

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