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Windows 7: 'Connecting to...' lasts for a long time


16 May 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
'Connecting to...' lasts for a long time

Hi, when I try to connect to any webpage, the 'connecting to...' in the bottom left lasts for at least 2 minutes, after that everything loads quickly. Evern connecting to my router website on 192.168.1.1 is extremely slow.

I have another partition on my computer (linux) that works fine.. no problems with connecting slow.

I've narrowed it down to a setting within Windows that must be jacked. What I've tried so far is

-Tried both with and without the router. Shouldn't be the router because under linux it connects fine.
-upgrade LAN card drivers, and roll them back, tried everything, problems still happens
-use my wifi adapter instead of lan card, upgrade the drivers, roll them back, tried everything, problem still happens
-check for virus and malware, etc etc.
-ETA: Problem happens with every browser I've tried. IE, Firefox, Chrome

I'm using Windows 7 Professional x64 set to Workgroup. And my router is Linksys WRT54Gxv2, set as DHCP server enabled

Is there any way to reset all of the networking setting back to default? I think this is what I might have to do. I'm on the verge of reinstalling windows WRT54GX-v2WRT54GWRT54GX-v2X-v2

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17 May 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

What anti-virus are you running? It may be the cause.
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18 May 2011   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Thanks for your reply. I'm not running any antivirus. But I have had malwarebytes anti-malware and spysweeper installed before, used them once or twice then uninstalled.
Also disabled windows firewall entirely.
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18 May 2011   #4

win7
 
 

Over to you Jacee to say the words!!! By the way mocomochi, welcome to sevenforums!!!
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18 May 2011   #5
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Quote:
I've narrowed it down to a setting within Windows that must be jacked
More than likely, with no anti-virus and Firewall disabled .... you've been infected.
How about a game of Russian Roulett on the net?
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18 May 2011   #6

win7
 
 

Wot with 5 bullets and 1 empty...not for me!!
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19 May 2011   #7

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

But I dont go to websites that have viruses. I know that sounds naive, but I really don't think I've been infected. I'll scan and report back, when I can find a good free program .
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19 May 2011   #8

win7
 
 

How can you tell the difference between infected websites and un-infected ones?? You really should download and install a copy of Microsoft Security Essentials and leave it installed and allow automatic updates on it. Also download, install and keep installed, a copy of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Once installed allow it to get the latest updates and do a full scan with both on your system..All discs and let us know the results so that we can advise further.
Both of these programs are free and are used by the majority of members of the forum.
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22 May 2011   #9

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Thankyou, willy. I did what you suggested, downloaded both of those programs let them update and did a FULL scan. they found some adware that has been removed, but the problem still persists
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