Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) & then the Properties button.
you have been assigned a static IP address by your ISP (Highly unlikely)
use sure to select Use the following IP address & enter in the
address you have been assigned with, otherwise just leave this set to Obtain
an IP address automatically.
select the Advanced button.
default gateway on remote network.
Tick or Untick this setting as per the description.
IP header compression.
Leave this Ticked for best connection performance, although many who play
Multiplayer Games online have reported that Unticking this improves ping
select the DNS tab.
the settings here as directed by your system administrator or ISP. Although for
those of you with stand-alone PCs you can adjust the settings here to disable
the use of the DNS & DCHP Client (Which should reduce Memory
usage slightly). To configure the settings in this tab for this please check this
page & the page after of our Windows
XP Services Guide.
select the WINS tab.
WINS server addresses here as directed by your system administrator or ISP.
Tick this setting if you have set NetBIOS setting to Enable
NetBIOS over TCP/IP or Default, otherwise Untick this setting.
improved security online it is recommended to set this to Disable NetBIOS
over TCP/IP (You can also disable the TCP/IP
NetBIOS Helper service as a result), although change this to either of the
other available settings if directed to do so.
Ok 2 times after you’ve finished making your changes & restart as
requested. Should you wish to use the built-in Windows XP firewall select the Advanced
tab & enable it. Personally I’d recommend using something like
ZoneAlarm instead as it’s easier to use but that’s up to you.