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Network Laptop Connecting to Home ISP

By nharris ·
When using a high speed internet connection (i.e..-cable or ADSL) our machines hang for about two minutes after the user logs on - assumedly while it's looking for a corporate domain controller.

The notebooks are running Windows 2000 Pro and connecting to a Windows 2000 domain using VPN (running as a service). Our workaround is to leave the network cable disconnected until the user is logged on but we'd prefer not to. If the cable is disconnected the user is logged on locally immediately.

Is there a way that we can modify (decrease) the time that the laptop will look for the office domain, before continuing to connect to the ISP network? Seems to me that this must be a common problem but I haven't been able to find a solution to it yet.

The users do not have local accounts on their notebooks. Their network credentials are needed for VPN and RAS connections.

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by jschein In reply to Network Laptop Connecting ...

sure... edit your hosts file...

Put in there your domain and i.p. ... i.e

10.189.1.1 domain


save it and reboot...

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The Office Network is behind a firewall. The hosts files work well once the VPN from the laptop has connected through the local ISP, but this does not help with the original connection speed of the laptop to the ISP's network.

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