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Pro/1000 MT network card forces slow speed

I have a Dell 400SC with a Pro/1000 MT network card running XP Pro on a home network. All computers run fine accept this one. I swapped cables with other machines. This one has slow Internet access. When I run diagnostics on the connections it states: "This adapter is configured to force the speed to a low speed." Any suggestions?

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Re: Pro/1000 MT network card forces slow speed

In Windows device manager you can access your network adapter properties to configure the speed and duplex settings. Usually Auto Negotiation works for the speed & duplex setting.

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Re: Pro/1000 MT network card forces slow speed

Thank you very much. I had it set to 100 Mbps/Full Duplex. I changed it to Auto Detect. While it didn't change the posted speed of 100Mbps/Full Duplex, the diagnostic message now states: "Link speed: 100Mbps. The link partner is not capable of higher speeds."

But when I now run the 3 different cable tests to the Internet connection, speed just screams, just like my other computers.

Thank you VERY MUCH!!

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