Thanks everyone for the help. I have been able to solve the problem since
posting the help request. I worked with a Microsoft (yes from India)
Technician who tried all the usual tricks with no change. The Vista check of
my drivers indicated I was up to date, however, he suspected that my Ethernet
driver was out of date. After uninstalling and reinstalling with no effect,
he went to the HP web site and found a new driver. After downloading and
installing the new dirver my download speed jumped to 2.5 meg. I turned on
all of the features, firewall and programs and the speed was still at 2.5
meg. Issue resolved. I guess my lession here is that I cannot just depend
on what Windows says is okay regarding drivers on older hardward. Thanks
again for all the responses.
Thanks from Fred
> Hi Fred,
> Since you have a router, you might go to this link below for details to
> see if its Auto Tuning causing the problem.
> Hope this helps,
> *There are no dumb questions, just the people that do not ask them.*
> '_www.Vistax64.com_' (http://www.vistax64.com/www.Vistax64.com)
> Please post feedback to help others.