Wired Network: Speed and Duplex Settings for Windows 7
This article will give directions on how to find and modify the Speed and Duplex setting for Windows 7. Speed and Duplex settings can be changed to maximize your computer performance on the network. Modifications to Speed and Duplex settings can also be used to troubleshoot problems with your Network Interface Controller (NIC).
NOTE: Admin rights on your computer are required to access later menus and make changes. If you have Admin rights follow the directions below, if you do not have Admin rights please visit a Walk-In Locations or contact the Service Desk with any of the available methods found at: it.umn.edu/help
Adjusting Speed and Duplex Settings
Click the Start button and select Control Panel. Or type Control Panel in the Search Box.
Select Network and Internet.
Click Network and Sharing Center.
Select your network Connections, in this case click Local Area Connection.
This will change based on your current connection type, you may also wish to change this if you are troubleshooting a different connection type.
Click Properties,at this point the users will need Administrative Rights to continue.
A pop-up window will prompt the user for an Admin User Name and Password.
Click the Configure... button.
Select the Advanced tab.
In the Property list, select Speed & Duplex, then in the drop-down Value list select Auto Negotiation.
Auto Negotiation is the preferred setting, but other Speed and Duplex setting may be used when requested by Technology Support.