Windows XP Tips: Speeding Up Your PPPoE Connection

If  you  use  a  Point-to-Point  Protocol  connection  over  Ethernet  (PPPoE),  you  may 
notice a delay in using the PPPoE connection after startup. By default, there is a 120 second delay but you can stop this behavior by manually configuring an IP address for the network adapter card. If you do not use a PPPoE connection, you can skip this section. 

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1. Select Start/Connect to/Show All Connections.  

2. Open the TCP/IP properties for your LAN network interface card.  

3. Manually set the IP address on the TCP/IP properties to an appropriate IP address and subnet mask for your network. 

" Windows XP Tips: Speeding Up Your PPPoE Connection"

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