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When I start Apache and MySql from XAMPP as I've always done (in Windows 7), I've recently started running into a problem where internet stops working or works very slowly.

So I have to turn it on, use http://localhost and when I need to check something online I have to turn Apache and MySql off, and then back again.

I'm using a default configuration of XAMPP, and here is some version information:

  • OS: Windows 7
  • XAMPP: 1.7.3
  • Apache: 2.2.14
  • MySQL 5.1.41

Please let me know if you have suggestions for fixing this issue or diagnosing the possible source of this issue.

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Install wireshark and see what is running through your ethernet interface, one of these aplications may be trying to connect somewhere and taking a long or infinite timeouts. Concomitantly see in your windows eventviewer and make a search for the events that are happening when this problem occours, you should have something misconfigured on Apache.

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