If your network adapter drivers are out of date, the ethernet controllers could end up using more resources than they needs, which would ultimately affect the performance of your DAW.
To update your network adapter driver, follow these steps:

  • Access the Device Manager from the Control Panel
  • Select the Network Adapters category
  • Find the manufacturer and your network adapter model. Often times, there will be more than one network adapter in Device Manager; try updating them all to ensure proper performance
  • Go to your manufacturer’s website to find the latest drivers for your network adapter