Ok, i thought i had this problem solved but it seems to be an operating system problem of some sort. I have 2 computers hooked up over a lan and they share the internet (which weirdly seems to work fine) this has worked fine when the client computer was running win98 but when i upgrade to ANY OTHER operating system ie winme and winxp my internet works but when i try to transfer anything over the network the client computer freezes like there is no tommarow. Im using linksys network card in both computers and i tried even switching the card on the client computer but nothing.... AM I BOUND TO WIN98 FOR LIFE???? GAHHHHH! please help.
scratch that the internet works for a minute then freeze...
I would just leave NetBeui for f/p, unless you are sharing across the WAN. The more protocols you have the more resources are used. Unbind TCP and IPX from everything. Again, unless you have a specific need to log into a network that uses those protocols why open those doors. Both are routable and therefore any services bound to them may be accessable from the other side of your modem.
Check your IRQ's after the upgrade and see how many devices use the same as your NIC. Also make sure you have the latest drivers for your NICs
That may not solve your problem but should still speed you up a bit.
Realize, too, that tweaking your machine for broadband could possibly have an adverse affect on your local LAN speeds. The internet is a high traffic - high latency network, if you are using 100MB ethernet on a low traffic LAN...the settings are not exactly optimized. Don't think that is having an impact necessarily (since the internet locks up too), but something I found when I started adding machines to my LAN that were moving large amounts of data simultaneously. A switch really beats a hub when you start to add boxes.
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Thanks alot for your help! Ill work on that and hopefully it will work next time i have this problem. Another interesting thing that i came upon is that i now have a dual booted system (win98 AND XP) and win 98 works fine.. no lockups of any kind. Winxp which had lockups when it was my only os (tried reinstalling it like 4 times) now works fine as long as i can choose between win98 and winXP. This is a heck of a weird thing to me i just dont get it.. i dont think it would have irq problems because the nic is in the same slot as it was before and NOW it works... hmm strange.