I was wondering if you would allow me to make the following a sticky thread:
Having trouble setting your MTU to 1492? Winpoet Users
Are you using WinPoet to connect? If so, click Start > Run, type Regedit and hit Enter. When Registry Editor opens up, click Edit and select Find. Where it says Find what: type TunnelMode (registry values are case sensitive;type it exactly how I have it) and hit Enter. When it finds TunnelMode, right click it and select Modify. Change the value from 1 to 0. Click Ok and close Registry Editor. Reboot and take the TCP/IP Analyzer test again. If it reports 1454 again, then click Refresh. Your MTU should be 1492 now (if that's what you have it set to in the Registry). Let us know how everything turns out. Good luck.
Note: If you can't connect to the internet after changing the setting to 0, then change it back to 1 and reboot.
Are you using EnterNet to connect? If so, you'll have to do this in order to change your MTU value. If this is EnterNet 100, then you can change it in the Network properties. Right click Network Neighborhood and select properties. Choose the adapter EnterNet created and select properties. You'll see that MaxSegSize there set at 1454, just set that at 1492 and you're set.
If this is EnterNet 300 do this: This is all *prior* to installation (yes, that means uninstall it before doing this). Either you have a Zip file of it or the CD, all the same. Browse the file for all of the *inf files. Everytime you find one, open it with notepad and edit it. What you're going to edit is the number 1454, click Edit > Find and type 1454 then hit Enter. Everytime it finds 1454 change it to 1492. When it's done finding 1454, save the inf file and go to the next one. Keep doing this until there are no *inf files with 1454. There you should install EnterNet and now it's default MTU will be 1492, optimum throughput.
Assigning IP and Subnet Mask (Important!) Is your computer hanging?
Also, I bet your computer hangs while restarting and shutting down, correct? I'm not sure if you have done this yet, but it's worth a shot.
1. Click Start>Settings>Control Panel
2. Double click Network
3. Look for your network card. (Make sure it's a TCP/IP protocol) Example: TCP/IP Lynksis LNE100TX Fast Ethernet Adapter
4. Click it and choose properties.
5. Select IP Address from the tab.
6. If Obtain IP Address Automatically is checked, uncheck it and choose Define IP Address.
7. Enter 192.168.0.1 into IP Address.
8. Enter 255.255.255.0 into Subnet Mask.
9. Click Ok on each Window and when it asks to reboot, do it.
10. Now your browser won't hang, neither will your computer when it boots up and shuts down.
Windows 98SE NDIS Update
On a Windows 98 Second Edition-based computer that is using networking software that is implemented as a Network Driver Interface Specification (NDIS) intermediate driver, one of the following symptoms may occur:
The computer may stop responding (hang) during startup or shutdown.
Your network throughput and overall network performance may gradually decrease, sometimes to the point that the computer hangs or becomes completely unresponsive to network requests.
Credit goes to BroadbandNuts.com. You can visit their site here.
Always On Connection For PPPoE
Windows 95 and 98
Double Click 'My Computer', then go into the dial-up networking folder. Click Connections, then settings at the top. Uncheck the first three (last two if you want to see the connection icon at the taskbar). At the bottom check the second one "Dont prompt to use Dial-Up Networking". Make sure you have your password saved. Copy the Dial-up you use to connect (its in the DUN folder). Then paste it to C:/Windows/Start Menu/Programs/Start up]. Then close the start up folder. Now when windows starts up, it should automatically connect once you start up.
Same concept. Only difference is that your DUN folder is located in the control panel.
1. Click Start > Settings > Control Panel.
2. Double click Network Connections.
3. Right click your Broadband connection and select Properties.
4. Under the options tab, uncheck all three boxes.
5. Click Ok to save changes.
6. Drop a shortcut in your Startup Folder. (Drive Letter:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Start Menu\Programs\Startup)
7. Now, when you boot up, it should automatically log in without you having to do it yourself.
*Note* Make sure you have your password saved. Set it to any user that uses this computer.
America Online's software allows you to connect to AOL using TCP/IP over the Internet from your DSL Connection.
To connect to America Online using DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) service you need to follow steps A and B below. These steps will help you:
- Create a New Location.
- Connect via the New Location.
A. Create a New Location for use over DSL:
1. On the Sign On screen, click SETUP.
2. On the AOL Setup screen, click the ADD LOCATION button.
3. On the Add Location screen, change the default name for the new location to "Home - via DSL".
4. Click "Select a custom connection (for example, TCP/IP)", then click NEXT.
5. At the Add Number (Connection) screen click on the pull down arrow next to "Connect Using:" and select "TCP/IP: LAN or ISP (Internet Service Provider)", then click OK
6. Select "DSL (Digital Subscriber Line)" from the "Automatic Connection Script" pull down box, then click OK.
7. Click CLOSE
B. Connect via DSL
1. Connect to your DSL service as usual. (If you need help with this part please contact your DSL service provider).
2. Start America Online.
3. On the Sign On screen select "Home - via DSL" from the Select Location pull down box. (This is done by clicking on the downward pointed arrow at the right hand side of the box).
4. Click SIGN ON.
And there.. you're all set
It's a little help guide I typed out for DSL Users.. you know.. and close it.. Just there. You can add it to your mainpage if you'd like, or something.
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Under "Assigning IP and Subnet Mask" - Why would you assign an internal IP address to your Network card ? In most cases, if you do that you won't have Internet connectivity at all. "Obtain IP automatically" simply means it will try to get an IP address from a DHCP server. It's true that it takes some time to get such address, but you certainly need it to use the Internet.
I always assighn an addy to my network card for PPOE.
First time i had a conection prob and went through my settings with my ISP, when i told him my settings he said you must know what your doing, that was exactly what he was going to tell me to do.........lol