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By thetah ·
I need help!!!
I built a network between my two home computers with 10/100 netgear cards
and a 10/100 netgear switch between them.
I am running windows98 (not SE)
and i installed IPX, TCP-IP, and NetBOUI(spelling?) and the purpose of the networkis for gaming.
Both computers have good sound cards and video cards and at least 256MB of RAM.
And at least 600 CPU speed.
But I am still having lag problems with the network in gaming.
Both cards are configured at auto sense
and are both set as desktop computers (not servers).
I need to know if there is any way the make the games run faster or at least normal game time speed.

it starts out perfectly with no problems for about five minutes
then it starts to progresively get worse, the lag gets worse and worse until my computer gives me the blue screen of death or it just exits the game without my control.
Do you think it could be my video card
Voodoo 3500 TV?
I have no clue!
But thank you so much!!

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by jereg In reply to Home networking

I'm don't believe that this is a hardware problem because both PC's work ok on their own. I think you may have too much protocol traffic. First get rid of the IPX protocol, that's used by Novell, and I don't think you have a Novell server. Then you may want to dump the NETBeui protocol. That's the MS protocol, but some games won't use it. Try running a stright TCP/IP network and see if that helps.

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by thetah In reply to Home networking

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by eBob In reply to Home networking

Yes-ish to reply #1. Although depending on the game you might need to dump TCP/IP and run IPX. You could potentially control this with different hardware profiles. Definitely get rid of NetBEUI.

Also, configure the network cards by hard-coding the speed and duplex. This is almost always "better" than auto-sense.

What's the possibility of replacing your hub with a switch? This might make a small difference.

I would also look into the config of your swap files in Windoze. Make sure you have them setup nice and big.

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by philldmc In reply to Home networking

First get rid of NetBui and IPX
All you need under Network setting is this.

Microsoft Clients for Network
(Your adaptor)
TCP/IP for (Your adaptor)
File and Print sharing

Nothing else. This is all you need.

Now assign a IP address for each computer.

for one computer make it

IP address is 10.0.0.1
Submask 255.255.255.0

for the second computer

IP Address is 10.0.0.2
Submask 255.255.255.0

Also make sure you have the most up-to-date drivers for your NIC cards. Make sure you also have the most UP-to-date drivers for you video cards and sound cards. Make sure you also have DirectX8.0a


Please note this configuration is for networking if you have a modem you do not want to remove that from you networks setting. i.e. Dial up adaptor, Aol dial up adaptor. you would want to leave those in so you can still connect to the Internet.

Hope this helps
PHill

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