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tha dj

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Sorry, I know I have the same topic in the Windows xp forum but I didn't knew how to move or delete that one and I guess here is more appropriate as I'm not receiving any answer there :)


Hi I'm Michel,

first of all thanks for your help.
I have a problem with my wireless connection to internet. the router is working just fine but the problem seems to be in my OS because each time I start the system or I reboot I have a message from sygate firewall saying that "System and Kernel NT" is trying to connect. I can say both allow or deny and the result is the same: my connection slows down.
even if the signal is maximum or very high I have a very slow connection.
Sometimes the "System and Kernel NT" doesn't pop-up and I have my normal speed but in these days I can't avoid it. it always start and I can't help it.

Do you know a solution or what could be the problem?


If useful:
I'm using Windows XP Home edition service pack 2 version 5.1.2600
my router is a "Hamlet router adsl2"

please ask for anything else. I'm not expert of this stuff as you may have noticed :)
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Dan

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Hey Michel,

Certain firewalls can slow down your Internet connection. My advice would be to uninstall your Sygate Firewall and see if the issue persists. If it does not, then I think it would be safe to say that this is a firewall issue. If this is the case, then I would suggest that you use one of the firewalls recommended in this thread -- Free Antivirus and Antispyware Software (the firewall section is a fair way down the page -- so keep scrolling 'till you see it). If uninstalling the Sygate firewall didn't help, please let me know and we will look into this further.

Thanks,
- Dan
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tha dj

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thanks Dan! it turns out that you're completely right. I picked from your list Comodo firewall and running this intead of sygate solved the problem. :)

I didn't thought about the firewall coz I was using it way before the problem began but maybe it got updated and something changed.
well, doesn't really matter now. I see that Comodo is recommended from the community so I'm sure it's a good switch.

Thank you very much Dan!
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You're welcome :) Glad to hear it was an easy fix :)

Thanks for taking the time to let us know how your issue(s) were resolved; feedback is always appreciated.
- Dan
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