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XP pc and ME pc internet sharing...why so slow? HELP

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XP pc and ME pc internet sharing...why so slow? HELP

Hi guys,

I hope I get a better response here than in Plusnet support forum.... Sad
I have just set up internet sharing with 2 pc's, one running win ME and the other XP. After hours of stuffing around I finaly got a network up with internet sharing. (A long story wht it took so long). But the speed of the ME pc is aweful at 144-169kbps even with the XP machine just sitting there not d/l anything. I can get 492kbps through the XP pc...so it's not a plusnet speed issue. The USB modem is connected to the XP pc and is normal speed while the ME pc is networked to the XP box and runs like a dog! I have a 100Mbit connection through a RJ45 crosslink cable and can ping other pc less than 10ms. Both pc's run just fine in gaming together with low pings so I'm stuffed if I know whats up.I have assigned XP box to 192.168.1.10 while ME box is 192.168.1.3.

They share a gateway of 192.168.1.1

So any help would be greatly appreciated. I tried using XP internet sharing with no luck. Same problem.


HELP!!

Homerlovesbeer
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RE: XP pc and ME pc internet sharing...why so slow? HELP

Visit <http://www.dslreports.com> and read the Tweaking FAQ, especially the sections dealing with MTU, MSS and RWin. Then go to <http://www.dslreports.com/front/drtcp.html> and download the latest version of DrTCP. Play around with the RWin setting on the WinME machine, using the figures suggested by the FAQ as a guide. I saw a significant improvement in the throughput of a Win98 computer when I increased the RWin to 32k-ish.

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Slàinte!
Al

[ADSL Home self-install + Asus 6000EV]
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RE: XP pc and ME pc internet sharing...why so slow? HELP

Cheers....I've been down this road already. My ME laptop works perfect if connected directly to the USB ADSL modem. The test at adslguide.org.uk tell me it's configued at 98% efficiency. (Both directly and through the XP machine) So any other ideas?

Homerlovesbeer
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RE: XP pc and ME pc internet sharing...why so slow? HELP

> Cheers....I've been down this road already. My ME laptop works perfect if connected directly to the USB ADSL modem. The test at adslguide.org.uk tell me it's configued at 98% efficiency. (Both directly and through the XP machine) So any other ideas?
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> Homerlovesbeer

Im running ICS over XP and Win98 on a 10Mb network and speeds are just fine I remember reading somewhere something about ICS not working that well on 100mb connections try this site for more info on setting up ICS and Network services
http://www.practicallynetworked.com/

Cheers
Jim


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RE: XP pc and ME pc internet sharing...why so slow? HELP

If the xp is the gateway and you havent applied the xp adsl fix you will loose 20% of your bandwidth(assuming xp pro) as xp keeps 20% of the bandwidth for QOS

to fix do this

Increase BROADBAND:

this ones simple:
this is for broad band connections. I didn&#8217;t try it on dial up but might work for dial up.
1.make sure your logged on as actually "Administrator". do not log on with any account that just has administrator privileges.
2. start - run - type gpedit.msc
3. expand the "local computer policy" branch
4. expand the "administrative templates" branch
5. expand the "network branch"
6. Highlight the "QoS Packet Scheduler" in left window
7. in right window double click the "limit reservable bandwidth" setting
8. on setting tab check the "enabled" item
9. where it says "Bandwidth limit %" change it to read 0
reboot if you want to but not necessary on some systems your all done. Effect is immediate on some systems. some need re-boot. I have one machine that needs to reboot first, the others didn't. Don't know why this is.

This is more of a "counter what XP does" thing. In other words, XP seems to want to reserve 20% of the bandwidth for its self. Even with QoS disabled, even when this item is disabled. So why not use it to your advantage. To demonstrate the problem with this on stand alone machines start up a big download from a server with an FTP client. Try to find a server that doesn't max out your bandwidth. In this case you want a slow to medium speed server to demonstrate this. Let it run for a couple of minutes to get stable. The start up another download from the same server with another instance of your FTP client. You will notice that the available bandwidth is now being fought over and one of the clients download will be very slow or both will slow down when they should both be using the available bandwidth. Using this "tweak" both clients will have a fair share of the bandwidth and will not fight over the bandwidth.

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> Hi guys,
>
> I hope I get a better response here than in Plusnet support forum.... Sad
> I have just set up internet sharing with 2 pc's, one running win ME and the other XP. After hours of stuffing around I finaly got a network up with internet sharing. (A long story wht it took so long). But the speed of the ME pc is aweful at 144-169kbps even with the XP machine just sitting there not d/l anything. I can get 492kbps through the XP pc...so it's not a plusnet speed issue. The USB modem is connected to the XP pc and is normal speed while the ME pc is networked to the XP box and runs like a dog! I have a 100Mbit connection through a RJ45 crosslink cable and can ping other pc less than 10ms. Both pc's run just fine in gaming together with low pings so I'm stuffed if I know whats up.I have assigned XP box to 192.168.1.10 while ME box is 192.168.1.3.
>
> They share a gateway of 192.168.1.1
>
> So any help would be greatly appreciated. I tried using XP internet sharing with no luck. Same problem.
>
>
> HELP!!
>
> Homerlovesbeer