All. I have been having ethernet issues for some time now. Recently it got so bad I could not finish a simple speed test online. I had the cable company come out and check things out. One by one, they narrowed everything out except for my computer. They used my internet - and did a speed test - with their laptops and it worked just fine. I dusted off my older laptop and it works just fine as well. My older laptop uses wireless and the cable company laptops used a wired connection. There were no changes between them. When I went back to the desktop PC that is having problems, I reinstalled drivers for the onboard NIC, and that did not solve the problem. I purchased an ethernet card from newegg (Intel Gigabit CT Desktop Adapter). That did not solve the problem either. The computer that is having problems came with a wireless card as well as the onboard NIC. Both of them experience the same issues. I cannot use either wired internet or wireless internet on my desktop, with very much luck. So in summary:
- The desktop PC has some problem with the internet such that I can barely access any webpages. It feels like I get bursts of activity, followed by times of silence and then more bursts. It's like a 56k dial up...
- Neither the wireless card or on board NIC work.
- A replacement wired card, in place of the wireless card, will not work either, even though it is new.
What else is in the computer that I can fix? The BIOS is up to date according to HP. The computer itself is the HP Pavilion Elite e9220y. I installed the latest Intel drivers for the new NIC card, but no luck. I'd really rather not replace the motherboard, so if I can find out what the problem is or what I need to buy and replace, that would be very helpful. Thanks in advance.