Resolving Ethernet Connection Slow Issue
Get to know more about why Ethernet connectivity on your system is very slow
Ethernet is a very popular computer connectivity technology. Ethernet technology has been around for quite sometime and modern day Ethernet supports very fast reliable networks. Majority of all new generation computers come with Ethernet ports and Ethernet components built into the motherboard which ensures that users can directly connect the system to Ethernet connection available. Ethernet connection supports speeds close to 100Mbps. This means that with Ethernet connectivity, users would be able to send and receive very large files over the network. However, there are some problems that might come up with the use of Ethernet on a system. These include Ethernet connection not stable, connection being very slow, connection showing errors, intermittent connection, system not at all connecting and so on. Ethernet connection being very slow is a common problem that can be resolved very easily. Some of the common reasons as to why Ethernet connection on your system is slow include malware infections within the system, problems with the Ethernet drivers installed on the system, too many services running in the background eating up bandwidth, etc.
Following details give users more information regarding ways to solve slow Ethernet connection issue:
- Verify Ethernet Drivers
- Check Active Services
- Remove Infections
Verify Ethernet Drivers
To connect your system via Ethernet, Ethernet drivers would have to be installed. Ethernet drivers link the operating system with Ethernet card. If Ethernet drivers installed on your system are outdated, they would not be able to link the OS and Ethernet card in a proper way resulting in slow connection. Such problems can be resolved by updating the Ethernet drivers installed on the system. As the system does not have connectivity, users would have to manually install updated version drivers on the system using a secondary machine.
Check Active Services
Even when your system is idle, there would be very large numbers of services running in the background. If large numbers of network related applications are running in the background, they would consume bandwidth and this would result in slow Ethernet connection. Users having slow Ethernet connection issues are advised to check the active services on the system and if many unwanted services such as automatic update of third party applications are found, terminating them using the task manager would solve the issues.
Malware infections within the system can also cause Ethernet connection on your system to be working slow. Malware infections such as spyware cause such problems by sending out information through the connection and also downloading new malwares consuming bandwidth. Users experiencing slow Ethernet connection issues are advised to remove the infections from the system using a good malware removal tool. Removing all traces of infections would automatically speed up the connection.
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