Dial-Up Networking Connectoids (Win95/98)
Fixing the long-time-to-connect problem.
How to get there
This dialog should be opened whilst the modem is NOT in use.
open My Computer
A screen shot of my own system is shown at right. These are the standard settings for IEAK-installed ISP's such as Freeserve.
open Dial-Up Networking
select the Connectoid
Go File | Properties
- Log on to network A tick in this box will cause most people's V.90 connect time to needlessly extend from 20 seconds to about 1 minute.
The network referred to is a Local Area Network (LAN), not the Internet or ISP network. This option is selected by default when a connectoid is manually created. If the connectoid has been created during an ISP installation & this box is ticked it is possible that the Dial-Up Adapter in Network is missing, or has become corrupted.
Allowed network protocols:
- Enable Software Compression Experiment with this one if you wish - it has speeded up downloads for some people with some files, but for most modems this is decided within the modem's connection settings.
- Require encrypted password if you don't know whether or not you need this, you don't.
- Require data encryption as above.
- Record a log file for this connection stored within the <Windows> folder.
- NetBEUI Windows-for-WorkgroupsTM peer-to-peer protocol.
- IPX/SPX NetwareTM protocol.
- TCP/IP The only protocol required for standard dialup lines.
Freeserve's are Server-assigned, both for IP & DNS, plus uses the default gateway on the remote network.
Care! TCP/IP settings within Control Panel over-ride settings within this dialog. This can make dialup connections tricky on a networked computer. The point to bear in mind is that the default values assigned when first installed work fine, so if in doubt remove TCP/IP & reinstall.