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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


  • Open Network


  • 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

    take effect.


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 68.94.156.1
    Secondary DNS Server 68.94.157.1

  • 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. Thanks

    2014-03-04 18:51:20 (ostroffjh See Profile)

  • 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.

    2009-08-10 22:44:32



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by Kevin See Profile edited by MrFixitCT See Profile
last modified: 2014-03-08 09:06:30