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I have one machine on my network that when hogs all the bandwidth when it's on. Any ideas?

I have one machine on my network that when hogs all the bandwidth when it’s on. Any ideas?

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The person asking the question had also swapped the operating system on the machine as well from Windows to Linux to BSD – all of which showed the same problem.

My initial reaction is most certainly hardware; I’d swap out the network card and see if that made any kind of difference. I’m guessing it will.

There is one small possibility that it’s an auto-speed sensing related issue. Many network cards can “auto-sense” whether your network is running at 10mbs or 100mbs. However sometimes they get it wrong, especially if they are connected to another auto-sensing device like a hub or router. Getting it wrong could lead to all sorts of odd behavior. See if there’s a way to turn off the auto-sense feature of the card and set it to the proper speed manually.

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