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Sunday, June 04, 2006

Decrease windows loading time by changing network settings

Decrease windows loading time by changing network settings :

When you start up windows and you are connected to a LAN and your computer is set to DHCP and your computer has to search for the DHCP server and then request and IP address and all other configuration. This process takes up some time and slows down the time it takes to boot the computer up. Following the directions below will help your set a static IP address. Even if your ISP says to use DHCP this tweak may still work for you, but you are warnned!

Click Start and click on Run.
Type "command" in the text box and press enter key.
In DOS , type ipconfig and click ok.
This will show you your current IPs that your NIC and PPPoE adapters have. Only pay attention to your Ethernet Card Adapter, not to the PPP adapter.
Right click on My Network Places and select Properties from the menu. This will open up the Network Connections window. In here, locate your Local Area Network connection and right click it, select Properties from the drop down menu.
When the next Window that opens up, select Internet Protocol and click Properties at the bottom.
In next window, click "Use the following IP Address". This is where that DOS window comes in handy. Copy the same exact IP Address from your Ethernet card and place it where it says IP Address. Same goes for the Subnet Mask and Default Gateway. If your Default Gateway is blank, then just leave it blank. Click Ok.
In the DOS window type exit dos then enter. Reboot windows.
Now there is absolutely no loading. You can connect as soon as you see your desktop.