Lynksys cable/dsl router help

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Hi all,

Just set up the lynksys/dsl router (WIRED), nected to the router I have an XP machine and a 98se machine. The XP machine works great super fast internet speeds, the 98 machine loads web pages very very slow. Without the router, the 98 machine runs superfast.
I believe the cause of the latency has something to do with the router, I have all proxy settings off on my 98 machine. Any other ideas as to what the cause of the slow bandwidth may be?

BTW, I have Cable internet access.


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This is my standard answer to most networking problems, check that your PCs are setup correspondingly. It is generally faster to use fixed IPs rather than DHCP handing them out. That might be the cause of your delay.
Make sure ICS is not switched on on that W98 PC.

A few basic setups when networking:

Router-setup WAN:
Protocol: Fixed IP
IP-address, Subnetmask and default Gateway: as per ISP-information
DNS-servers: as per ISP-information
Enable NAT

Router-setup LAN:
IP-address: set to e.g. (or use default)
DHCP-server: disable

Router: Some System-settings (depending on your router)
Optional SNTP (time): e.g. for UK/Ireland (GMT)
uPnP: disable
Dynamic routing: disable
Remote config: disable
Dynamic DNS: disable
Firewall: Block hacker attack: enable
Firewall: Block WAN request: enable
VPN: disable all settings unless you need it

Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Use the following IP address: (102, 103 etc.)
Default Gateway: (IP-address from your Router)
Use DNS Server address: (IP-address from your Router)
Second DNS: leave blank or put in first DNS-server from WAN-part in Router

Enable File/Printer sharing if you wish (works only within local network)
Check individual printer(s) that they are shared as well (in printer-settings)

And make sure all your PCs are in the same WORKGROUP.

If software firewall installed, enable the other PCs IP-address(es)


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You should test the network cable that you have running from the router to the Win98 box. Run a continuous ping against the router. There should be no packet loss at all. Other things to try are MTU size and disabling any "security" software. Are you sure you haven't set up any filtering rules on the router?
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