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Topic # 9976 28-Oct-2006 07:17
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My setup

Wall Jack
3 COM ADSL/Wireless modem ( new )
3 COM 100/1000 switch
PC1 : Desktop
PC2 : Laptop

From www.nzdsl.co.nz speed test
PC1 DSL speed is 2100/122
PC2 DSl speed is 4200/124.......TWICE as fast on the download speed...WOW !!!

Network adapters are from device manager
PC1
Mother Board ASUS P4PE
64/32 bit 10/100/1000 M Gigabit Ethernet Copper PCI Adapter
ASUST Tek/Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller

PC2
Toshiba A7 Brand new today
1394 Net Adapter
Intel(R) PRO/1000 PL network Connection
Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection

Q: Whats the hand break in PC1 ??? Any ideas where to investigate ????

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  Reply # 50141 29-Oct-2006 10:10
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My Desktop as Zone alarm Security suite on it, I installed this on my laptop and my laptop speed has been cut in half to the same speed as my desktop.

The price of decent security I guess.


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Reply # 50144 29-Oct-2006 11:02
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Do you really need it? I mean, are you behind a router with firewall and NAT? If yes, perhaps using the Windows XP firewall would be enough, and not so intrusive.

I don't use any software firewall behind my router firewall. Of course you have to have enough anti-virus and anti-spyware protection already.






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