I have done a full clean install of Windows 7 32 bit on a desk top and having major problems connecting to the net.
I have an onboard VIA Rhine II fast ethernet adapter connecting to a Thomson TG585v7 router. The router is fine as I have a laptop on XP connect to it on a home network.
The problem on my desktop is that although Windows 7 will find and connect to the home network the connection is shockingly slow. It takes over half an hour to load Google home page or the log into the router itself (i could draw them faster).
As far as the adapters drivers
, i have tried the following 32 bit drivers with no success.
v1.09 (auto installed by 7)
v1.12 (from VIA's website for 7)
v3.84 (for XP and vista in compatiblity mode)
After reading other forums I have also tried the following:
adding in a random network address on the adapter
turning off the Remote Differential Compression
even disabling the offload in cmd prompt
And still no joy, can someone please give something else to try!