Speed up your Internet connection time

This is a great shortcut that will reduce the time it takes home users to connect to the Internet.

This tip was submitted to the SearchWin2000.com Tip Exchange by member Peter van der Wiel. Let other users know how useful it is by rating the tip below.


Here's the situation -- let's say, for the sake of this tip, that you have a single home PC with a NIC. Your internet connection uses a cable-modem and an ISP, and you're also using something like PPPoE. You have a "connect" shortcut that connects you to your ISP using a username and password.

When you startup the PC, and your cable-modem is turned on, the NIC will see a signal. Next, Windows issues a DHCP request to get an IP address, but you still have no connection. After a minute or so, Windows will decide: 'no DHCP today, I must use one of the MS built-in addresses'.

Enter 'Ipconfig /all' to see what IP address is being used, and then configure your "LAN" connection to use this as a fixed address. During your next startup, there will be no DHCP request, and therefore no need to wait for the request to time-out.

This was first published in December 2002

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