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By CTR2000 ·
I have two network cards in my win 98 computer and when it starts up it hangs up for a minute at the win 98 logo and then it goes into windows. Also when i open up internet explorer and type in a web page it takes about a minute to come up with thepage. But if i still am in that browser and type in another web address it comes up in two seconds. If i open another internet browser then it takes about a minute to come up with the web page and then the rest is fast.
Does windows 98 have any problems with two network cards. I use one to transfer files to my laptop and the other for the high speed adsl.

Any thoughts would be appreciated.

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by Avonne In reply to Slow ADSL Connection

What if you disabled/removed? the ADSL card & purchased instead a USB ethernet connector? I just got DSL at home this Fri. & when the ethernet card they sent me was a bum one (!!), I called a computer place, and they recommended the USB connector ($29). They also said it was the preferred method for ADSL.

WinME recognized it immediately - no need to install CD software. Last I checked, I'm at more than 600 kbps down speed.

www.dslreports.com offers tweaks, also.

Good luck.

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by Avonne In reply to Slow ADSL Connection

Forgot to mention that the USB connector should always go directly to computer (not hub).

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by CTR2000 In reply to Slow ADSL Connection

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by BobHo In reply to Slow ADSL Connection

Win98 should be able to handle 2 network cards. It might be that your computer is trying to log onto the network at startup. Check your Network setting under Control Panel and see if it is set to Windows Logon or Client for Microsoft Networks. Make sure that the Windows Logon is selected. Also, while you're there see if there are any protocols installed that you don't use (like netbeui or ipx/spx). If they are installed and you are not using them remove them (I think Win98 installs them by default). You will need to retain tcpip and/or pppoe.

How do you connect to your ADSL provider? Do you use Enternet (many do) or do you simply open up the browser? During the time when the browser is initially hanging is there any activity on your dslmodem? If there is alot of activity then check your dns settings and make sure they are correct. If not, then Windows is probably trying to to decide how to process the initial request (due to the logon parameters and the protocols).

Let us know what happens.

DrBob:&gt

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by CTR2000 In reply to Slow ADSL Connection

There was a proxy address put in by the local service provider on the cd with internet explorer. Now to see if i can get rid of it. Thanks

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