If your PC is freezing regularly, and you are on PPPoE using Enternet300 (most Ameritech DSL accounts), your computer may be looking around for a DHCP server that does not exist. Check the following: (windows)
- 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 2000/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.
by RadioDoc edited by lev
last modified: 2002-03-18 11:31:07