Updated on March 28, 2000 by Thomas
McGuire - Page 4/8
This section will show you how to further enhance your
connection by editing the Network settings in Windows. Go
into the Control Panel & open Network.
First remove as many unnecessary components/protocols
as possible. The settings shown below will give you the best
Removing the Microsoft client (Microsoft Family logon) will
mean that each time you try connect to the Internet you will
be required to enter in your password (Ticking connect
automatically & remember
password will not
work). This little inconvenience will however lower your
ping time a few ms.
Re-boot once you've made your removals & re-enter the Network
control panel. Windows may give you a "Your
network is not complete" message. This is normal &
your PC is perfectly ok. So select Yes
Select Dial-up Adapter & then hit Properties.
- Under the Bindings
tab, untick as many entries as you can, leaving only TCP/IP
- Under the Advanced
tab, for Enable Point to point IP,
- For IP packet
size select Large (read the Registry
guide for more information on setting this).
- For Record a log
Use IPX header compression,
select No. Set this to Yes if
you mainly browse the Internet/donít play games
online. Click Ok once all those changes
have been made.
Now, select TCP/IP & hit Properties.
Ok to make the changes. Then click Ok
once again; You may need your Windows CD in the drive once
the changes have been made, to install some things. Re-boot
your PC for the changes to take affect.
- Under the NetBIOS
- Under the DNS
Configuration tab select Disable DNS.
- Under the WINS
Configuration tab, select Disable WINS
- Under then IP
Address tab choose Obtain an IP address
automatically unless you already have a static
IP address, most users will be assigned one by their
ISP, this will change each time they connect to the
- All other tabs should
have no information/options in them.
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