Category: Network

Adding FTP server / WebDAV folder as a network place

Use Windows Explorer to browse a remote internet server by adding it as a network place.

Mapping FTP server as a network drive letter

Utilities for mounting a FTP folder as a mapped netwok drive.

Description of Automatic TCP/IP Addressing

Details of how the Automatic Private IP Addressing (APIPA) takes over if no DHCP server is found.

Description of host name resolution order

Description of the different ways Windows can convert a logical network name to a physical address.

Configure host name resolution order in Windows 9x

Configure the priority of how it should lookup the physical network address of a computer.

Diagnose performance issues with network hardware

Description of different causes and solutions to network problems.

Microsoft L2TP/IPSec VPN Client

VPN client to create a secure network connection to any server supporting L2TP/IPsec connections.

Troubleshooting a dial up connection in Windows 9x

Collection of Microsoft articles to help in troubleshooting dialup modem failures.

Configure several IP Addresses for a single network adapter

How to configure a network adapter to be part of multiple subnets.

Load balancing over several Network Adapters in Windows 9x

Configure how the TCP/IP should respond when multiple network adapters are installed.

Configure TCPIP settings for better performance

Increase the speed of the network connection by changing the TCP/IP settings.

Creating a Local Area Network (LAN)

Setting up a computer network, and steps for troubleshooting errors in the computer network.

Finding the optimal TCPIP receive window size

Using PING to test the network connection and calculating the best TCP/IP receive window.

Using router metric to specify primary gateway

Description of how router metric works, and how to use it to prioritise gateways and perform simple load balancing.

Setting up Internet Connection Sharing in Windows 98 SE / Me

How to configure Internet Connection Sharing to configure a gateway to the Internet for other computers.

Use HOSTS file to ban ads and speedup DNS lookups

How the HOSTS file can be used to customize the host name resolution.

Optimizing the dialup handshake in Windows 9x

Make the dialup connection time faster by limiting the dialup protocols to only TCPIP.

Optimize Dialup Modem and Serial port FIFO buffer in Windows 9x

Configure the hardware settings for the dialup modem and serial port for optimal speed.

Increase the limit of concurrent TCPIP connections in Windows 9x

Configuring the TCPIP stack to increase the amount of concurrent connections in Windows 95 / 98 / Me.

Configure TCPIP max transfer unit size in Windows 9x

Description of the registry keys used for configuring the TCP/IP max transfer unit (MTU) size in Windows 95 / 98 / Me.

Configure TCPIP stack settings in Windows 9x

Description of the registry keys used for configuring the TCP/IP stack in Windows 95 / 98 / Me.

Lock down the network connection

There are several security issues one should take care of when having a network connection.

Finding the optimal TCPIP max transfer unit size

Using PING to test the network connection and finding the best TCP/IP max transfer unit (MTU).

Faster boot times by using static IP instead of DHCP

Description of how to configure a computer network without a DHCP server.