All Internet Halts, Times Out Only On One Device

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All Internet Halts, Times Out Only On One Device

Postby shneorz » Sat Oct 07, 2017 5:37 pm

I have a number of devices running on my router, all working flawlessly. The main PC I use is a dual boot Windows XP/Linux Mint Sonya. All has been working normally for many months. Yesterday, suddenly, FF on Sonya started slowing down and timing out. Tried other browsers, same result. Switched to XP, which had been working normally, and the same thing happened. OK, I thought, maybe this was the ethernet port. I switched cables, no difference. So I installed a wifi dongle. Whoopee, everything seemed to work just fine, so I went to sleep happy. This morning, same problem. So it might be hardware, but it may be a virus. I did install something from an untrusted site just before this happened. I'm thinking that this may be loading in the boot sequence. I ran Malwarebytes on the XP side, but it found nothing. I looked for antivirus for Mint, but did not find anything that could be useful. I'm pretty much a novice on Linux.
I'm running 32 bit, although the PC is 64 bit. I have no data on the Linux side, so I could wipe it and hopefully install 64 bit. I'd really appreciate any advice, help, hints, etc. Hopefully, this is a known issue.But if the problem is in the boot sequence, I need to wipe that as well (or modify grub???). This communication is from a different device.

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Re: All Internet Halts, Times Out Only On One Device

Postby shneorz » Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:55 pm

OK, turns out this is the ethernet port, as wifi works perfectly.

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Re: All Internet Halts, Times Out Only On One Device

Postby Moem » Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:01 pm

I can tell you one thing: it's not a virus. And since it happened on XP too, it's most likely a hardware problem.
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Re: All Internet Halts, Times Out Only On One Device

Postby karlchen » Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:08 pm

Hello, shneorz.

Have you tried switching off and switching back on your router perhaps? - There was a thread recently where network problems affecting Linux Mint have been solved by doing exactly this.

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