View Full Version : Netowrk - SLow, 2 PC's on XP

Scotty D
13-07-2003, 06:50 PM
Would it be faster and more efficient if we stated our IP addresses rather than obtain automatically (which is what we are doing at present)?

Starting up seems far too long to gain access to "My Computer"

If so what should the IP number be and the other one on and so on??

What do you think?

Cheers, yes I searched pressf1 and google, been looking at DHCP but thats just for internet sharing (right?).

2 PCs with plenty of ram and mhz and GB mostly used for gaming (BF1942) especially since it takes ages to look at workgroup computers and grab files.

Oh how do we get 200mbps compared to the 100 we get (recent network cards should be duplex?) Using 2 X 10m Cable with straight connector. Thanks again for reading this far down....

13-07-2003, 07:55 PM
For the automatic addressing to work you need to have a DHCP server somewhere on the network. If you don't it will cause the delay you're getting because it has to timeout waiting before it gives you a default address.

Setting both machines a manual address will fix it.

Use and for the addresses. And as the netmask.

13-07-2003, 08:04 PM
re duplex:

200mbs is just marketing BS for duplex. It means you can send and recieve at the same time. In marketing land 100mbs sending + 100mbs recieveing = 200mbs.
So the reported 100mbs is correct.

I don't know how to check its on without running it through a switch/hub with the right lights. But it won't make much difference for what your doing anyway.

Scotty D
13-07-2003, 08:09 PM
Cheers man, thanks for that, will do.

Forgot to mention (minor detail haha) we are running thru a switch.

Scotty D
13-07-2003, 08:12 PM
Well while we are on fire.....

IPX/SPX: internal network number and Frame type, any tips, make any difference, I read somewhere to select ethernet 802.2?


14-07-2003, 12:33 AM
Basically, leave IPX alone unless it has problems.

The netowrk number should be the same on all systems.

Leave the frame type on auto unless you have trouble. In that case pick a frame type and make it the same on all.

14-07-2003, 12:49 PM
i usually use 802.3 for ipx ( i have no idea what the difference is betweeen them). if you use ipx it also pays to tick "netbios over ipx".