Very slow performance with bridged networking

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by SteveBosell, Feb 26, 2008.

  1. SteveBosell

    SteveBosell

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    I am having performance issues within Windows with bridged networking. My setup is MBP, 2 gigs of ram, parallels 5584, windows xp sp 2 on the bootcamp partition formatted with fat32, Mac DHCP, windows static IP. Performance seems to be fine with Shared networking, however I this is not an option for a couple reasons. The windows task manager shows ~10 cpu usage, the mac shows ~20 cpu usage. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling parallels. Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. SteveBosell

    SteveBosell

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    Just to clarify, the slowness is windows itself, it runs about as fast as a pentium 2 with 64 megs of ram.
     
  3. Xenos

    Xenos Parallels Team

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    Hello Steve,

    Could you please let me see the screenshots of Windows Task Manager and Mac Activity Monitor with processes sorted by CPU usage?

    Best regards,
    Xenos
     
  4. mschool

    mschool

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    I had been using bridged networking for over a year on Parallels Ver 1, Ver 2 and Ver 3
    It was with Version 3 that I tried shared networking and had no problems for 2-3 months. Then I noticed that my McAfee software could not update it's detection signature files, and MS Explorer slowed to a crawl. I switched back to bridged networking and the problem was resolved.
     
  5. SteveBosell

    SteveBosell

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    Here is a screenshot, this is about 5 minutes after I logged into windows, and performance is extremely slow.

    Sorry for the large size

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  6. Xenos

    Xenos Parallels Team

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    Steve, thank you for the screenshot.

    Please check if disabling antivirus software on Windows side will help.

    You should also try the following: open Configuration Editor, Options section, Advanced tab and disable Intel VT-x support and Acceleration level.

    Best regards,
    Xenos
     

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