Please note that this only works for PPPoE connections.
If your PC is freezing regularly, it may be looking around for a DHCP server that does not exist. Check the following:
If you are not using a router follow these instructions:
If you are Using Windows 9x:
Open control panel
Look for the first entry in the scroll box
marked TCP/IP, that is associated with a hardware ethernet card (ignore
dialup, especially Enternet or NTS and VPN type bindings).
(If you have a 4060 USB modem, select "TCP/IP-> Efficient Networks SpeedStream 4060 CIP/1483")
Select it and press properties
Select IP address from the tab
Is Obtain IP address automatically checked?
If so, change that to Specify an IP address and enter 192.168.1.10, and
255.255.255.0, into IP address and subnet mask fields respectively.
Click OK and OK, and the computer will build
a driver information database and will require a reboot for the changes to
If you are using Windows XP:
control panel /network connections /local area connection /properties /Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) /properties.
Then use the following IP address:
|IP Address: ||192.168.0.1 |
|Subnet Mask: ||255.255.255.0 |
This assignment of a harmless local IP
address to the TCP/IP settings bound (connected) to your network adaptor, will
stop the in-built DHCP services from waking up every 10 minutes to look for a
DHCP server so that it can "fill in the blanks".
This should solve the freezing problem
If you are using a router follow these instructions:
contains specific info for SNET DSL Customers only
For Windows 9x:
open the control panel
click on network
click on the TCP/IP protocol that is attached to your NIC
click on properties
goto the "IP Address" tab, enter the following values into their respective fields
|IP Address ||192.168.1.150 (if you are doing this on more than one computer than the IP's need to be different, just do one # higher in the last set of #'s. (i.e. 192.168.1.151) |
|Subnet Mask ||255.255.255.0 |
click OK again
should prompt to restart, if it doesn't than manually restart
For Windows 2000 and Windows XP:
Open the control panel
Click on network connections
Click on the LAN connection
Click on TCP/IP and hit the properties button
Click on "Use the following IP address" and enter the following values into their respective fields
|IP Address ||192.168.1.250 (if you are doing this on more than one computer than the IP's need to be different, just do one # higher in the last set of #'s. (i.e. 192.168.1.251) |
|Subnet Mask ||255.255.255.0 |
|Default Gateway ||the address of your router (default for most is 192.168.1.1) |
Click on "Use the following DNS server" and enter the following values into their respective fields
|Primary DNS Server ||126.96.36.199 |
|Secondary DNS Server ||188.8.131.52 |
Click OK and reboot the computer
Feedback received on this FAQ entry:
- Please consider updating to more recent versions of Windows, and maybe even mention other OSs such as Mac and Linux.
2014-03-04 18:51:20 (ostroffjh )
- thank you! With this as a starter, I found my ISP's primary and secondary DNS server addresses, setup Windows xp as described above and haven't had any pauses or hangups yet.
by Kevin edited by MrFixitCT
last modified: 2014-03-08 09:06:30