These settings work on both Windows Vista and Windows 7


  1. Click the “Start” button, and select “Control Panel.”
    Windows Start Menu and Control Panel
  2. Click “View network status and tasks” under the “Network and Internet” option.
    Windows Control Panel
  3.  On the left side of the window, click on “Manage network connections.”
    Network and Sharing Center
  4.  Right-click “Local Area Connection” and select “Properties.”
    Local Area Connection Properties
  5. Click the “Configure” button.
    Local Area Connection Configure Button
  6.  Select the “Advanced” tab along the top of the window.
  7. Select “Speed & Duplex” from the “Property” box.Note: The name of the property is dependent upon the type of network card you have.  It may be labeled something like “Media Type” or “Duplex.”  If none of these properties are listed, select each property one at a time and check to see which options are available under the “Value” drop-down menu.  Select the property option for which there are the value options of “full” and “half.”
    Speed and Duplex Option
  8. Select “Auto” from the “Value” drop-down menu and click the “OK” button.