I am preparing a pc for my girlfriend (with some spare parts, just for internet and basic office-stuff). The PC works great and it’s connected to my router to get the latest drivers and for some basic testing. I noticed that the pc has trouble with loading certain sites. Hotmail and posting things here at cdfreaks takes ages. And I can’t upload files (not with msn, ftp, irc) from that pc. Also in my homenetwork (through UTP), I can’t transfer files with the pc. I haven’t tweaked any settings when I connected the pc to the router. I did exactly the same as always; UTP-cable to the router and loading internet explorer works instantly (the router is configured to give internet acces to all pc’s that are connected).
Can it be the network-card? The other pc’s connected to the router have onboard 100Mbit (or Gbit) nics, but for this pc, I added a D-link DE-528 nic which is 10Mbit. Can it be that this card causes this troubles because of the 10Mbit? Or does it sound like something else is wrong?
AMD XP2000+ on ABit KX7333-R, 256MB PC3200, SCSI 10k rpm discs on Adaptec 29160, Matrox G400 DualHead, Muse Lite PCI-sound, D-Link DE-528 nic