Question about ethernet adapters

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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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Have you checked the network for another system sharing same IP. Possibly another system has been set up statically for some reason without reporting to DHCP manager for reservation and same IP subsequently issued under DHCP (I have seen similiar results from this

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  • Unclebuck
    Without being familiar with your network I would suggest. Remove all protocols for this adaptor, shut down, restart and add one protocol at a time. I would really only install the protocols that you need. Keep in mind Protocols such as NetBeui are extremely 'chatty' Also, Sounds as though the laptop may be searching for somebody at startup...Have you checked for unusaual programs or services that are running. Try booting with the minimum of processes (ones required by the operating system only) and see if that helps.
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  • Microsolve
    Hi Natethegreat Have you tried checking for viruses - some of the most recent ones take advantage of Windows and IE holes to spray spam across network and Internet connections. Try updating youe AV software, patching your copy of Windows, and downloading and using Spybot (Download from here: http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/index.html ). It is essential to use such a tool before even attempting to install WXP SP2, to avoid a messy blue screen failure! Hope this helps
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  • DataKnight
    I've seen this on a Toshiba laptop although it was a built-in network adaptor. I disabled the interface and installed a PCMCIA card instead. The problem went away. Have you tried a different adaptor? HTH Ken
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  • Natethegreat
    I was actually able to fix this using a windows update for the ethernet adapter.
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