Speed Up Your NIC

Sometimes the automatic settings do not let a NIC (Network Interface Card) operate at full speed. Change the settings manually by clicking on the Start button, pointing to 'Settings', then clicking on 'Network And Dial-Up Connections'. Right-click on 'Local Area Connection' then click on 'Properties'. Click 'Configure', select the 'Advanced' tab, then click on the 'Duplex Mode' or 'Media Type' entries to access their related Value drop-down menus.