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CaelThunderwing

Painfully Slow Network Speeds

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i understand Network speeds will be abysmal in 98SE, but seriously only 80Kb/s? i have a 30Mbit Down Connection, i know the Ethernet adapter is atbest never going to go blazingly fast but a 10/100 in full duplex should at least achieve alot faster No? anything to fix this?

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Which adapter is it and which driver you have installed? Maybe you have a problem with your driver or your ethernet adapter is faulty or you use a slow and bad LAN cabel. Did you test your down speed? Maybe your router can give you information about the real speed.

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Do you have any machine on the same LAN to compare? Some Windows 10 machine, in example?

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6 hours ago, schwups said:

Which adapter is it and which driver you have installed? Maybe you have a problem with your driver or your ethernet adapter is faulty or you use a slow and bad LAN cabel. Did you test your down speed? Maybe your router can give you information about the real speed.

not sure the exact Lan adapter w/o Booting Hiren's Boot CD (machine's off atm) but i think it's the SiS 900 PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter (Built in LAN)

3 hours ago, ragnargd said:

Do you have any machine on the same LAN to compare? Some Windows 10 machine, in example?

when my main rig connected the same manner (all my machines unless they're laptops/handhelds i perfeer to hardwire ver going wifi) can easily max out at 3.5MB/s (which is the max per megabyte my speed package w/ comcast caps at.) so its not the AIO Modem.

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You are not sure? The correct driver for the SiS 900 PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter is sl119.zip. http://w3.sis.com/download/download_step1.php?id=153181
 

Ethernet cables: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Ethernet_cables

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3 hours ago, schwups said:

You are not sure? The correct driver for the SiS 900 PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter is sl119.zip. http://w3.sis.com/download/download_step1.php?id=153181
 

Ethernet cables: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Ethernet_cables

Edit, Tried those No differance in Speeds even tried swapping cables.

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it seems networks speeds are limiting performance from applications from the internet, the speeds im getting are a lot quicker than the op but should still be faster, for ethernet, on my 24 mbps service, i only got about 4 mbps upload and download speeds, interestingly, when i tested with wifi very close to the router, it was 4 mbps on both upload and download as well, i would have though the ethernet would have been significantly faster but they were like the same speed. this was all tested on the dell precision m70 laptop. i can watch youtube videos up to 720p hd settings fairly smoothly, although could be a little smoother, and i don't think it's the hardware that is the limiting factor as the specs are pretty high end on the laptop, but rather the network speeds being the bottleneck. for some reason 1080p hd doesn't work on youtube, it just gives an error on firefox 3.5.19 with flash 11. 

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I also have the SiS 900 PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter and can sustain 4Mbps with driver SISNIC.SYS version 1.14.01.00.
sl119.zip contains SISNIC.SYS 1.17.03.

Win9x is optimized by default for Dial-up connections. Make sure your reoptimize it using TCPOptimizer, CableNut, etc.

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Get a program called TCPoptimizer and use it to conf up stuff, you will get drastic improvement in network related stuff. Only way I could get most out of my 400Mbit connection. Also required for win XP.
 

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