Networking Query

  Fuchsia Cottage 19:01 16 Mar 2004

I have networked two PC's both XP, one home the other professional everything works great except booting is very slow on both PC's.
I have AVG antivirus and Zone alarm on both PC's, and these are the last to load, both PC's have AOL dial up each with their own modem. If I disable the network all is back to normal. Any Ideas?

  mgmcc 19:21 16 Mar 2004

You should have given both PCs "fixed" IP addresses and not enabled Internet Connection sharing on either of the Dialup connections. Have you set it up this way?

Try using fixed IP addresses of and

  Fuchsia Cottage 18:23 17 Mar 2004

My internet connections are not sharing, how do you change the IP address?

  mgmcc 19:21 17 Mar 2004

Open the Network Connections Folder, right click the "Local Area Connection" and select "Properties".

Move the highlight on to "Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)" and click the "Properties" button. In the top part of the dialog box that opens, click "Use the following IP address" and enter for the IP address and for the subnet mask. If it insists on a DNS address, give it again.

In the second PC, do the same but set the IP address as (subnet stays as

  Fuchsia Cottage 19:49 17 Mar 2004

Thanks "mgmcc" works great!

  SEASHANTY 19:58 17 Mar 2004


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