How to Disable Flow Control on a Network Card

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How to Disable Flow Control on a Network Card
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Some network cards are configured with a technique called "flow control." Flow control is a standard that ensures your network card does not send information faster than a recipient device can process it. Occasionally, this may cause some network communication issues on the sender's computer. You can disable flow control on a network card in the Windows Device Manager utility.

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Click the Windows "Start" button. Click "Control Panel" to open a new window. Click "System and Maintenance," and then click "Device Manager." This opens the main hardware utility for your computer.

  2. 2

    Click the plus sign next to "Network Adapters." Right-click your network card in the list of hardware devices. Select "Properties" from the pop-up menu.

  3. 3

    Click the "Advanced" tab in the opened window. Click "Flow Control." In the list of value options, click "Rx/Tx Pause" and click "OK" to save your settings. This stops the flow control settings on the network card.

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