Last Updated on
December 02, 1999 by Thomas
had originally intended to make this an addition to the Modem
guide, however given the size of it I decided otherwise. As a
result some of the information may be repeated in the Modem
Firingsquad, it has 2 guides up, How
to setup a LAN, & A
guide to Windows Networking. I suggest you read them both
for information on how to setup a LAN & get it running. I
will cover how to get them running better.
by downloading & installing the latest driver/update for
your card from the manufacturer. This may fix any
problem/compatibility issues with the card & generally
give better performance.
up Network properties in the Control panel, selecting
the appropriate adapter. Then go into the adapters Properties.
the Driver type tab, selecting Enhanced mode (32bit
and 16bit) NDIS driver.
the Bindings tab, select only TCP/IP. Select others only
if required to do so, this will give you the optimal speed.
the Advanced tab select the best choice that the LAN is
capable of, e.g. if you (& the LAN) can support
Full-duplex operation, then choose so accordingly.
by removing any unnecessary Protocols, Adapters, Clients &
Services from the Network control panel.
select TCP/IP & hit Properties.
For the sake of these guide the LAN will be a static one, i.e.
static IP addresses & such rather than dynamically
assigned. I’ll go into details for a dynamic one at a later
the NetBIOS tab, untick the box there unless
you have chosen to enable File & Printer
sharing, then you must put a tick in the, I want
to enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP option.
the DNS Configuration tab select Enable
DNS. Once more, fill in the required host addresses
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