Questions on Network Connection properties

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by ECLiPSE 2002, Aug 4, 2005.

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    ECLiPSE 2002 Guest

    I recently read an article on speeding up windows and was interested
    in comments made regarding Network Connections settings that may slow
    down windows.

    I have Win XP home ed. on a Compaq desktop and use Comcast for my
    cable ISP and connect using a VIA Rhine II Fast Ethernet Adapter.

    When I look at the Local Area Connection Properties I see that I have
    4 check boxes:

    Client for Microsoft Network

    File&Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks

    QoS Packet Schedule

    Internet Protocol TCP/IP

    All are checked and I wonder if it is necessary that the first three
    be checked - I only use Comcast exclusively and have no other network

    I also have a 1394 Connection and under properties I have 4 check
    boxes with all but QoS Packet Schedule checked.

    My question _ can any of these be unchecked?

    Thanks for any guidance,

    ECLiPSE 2002, Aug 4, 2005
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    Chris G. Guest

    You can uncheck File&Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks and QoS Packet
    Chris G., Aug 4, 2005
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    Duane Arnold Guest

    I suggest you figure out how to secure the XP O/S from attack for a single
    machine that's doing a direct connection to the Internet, instead trying to
    mess around with services and protocols trying to speed-up a *broadband*

    Things like disabling F&PS for MS networks if you're not sharing resources
    with other MS O/S machines in a Local Area Network (LAN) you have created.

    Everything else you have talked about, you should just leave it alone.

    Duane :)
    Duane Arnold, Aug 4, 2005
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    ECLiPSE 2002 Guest

    Thanks to responders for the input

    ECLiPSE 2002, Aug 5, 2005
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    ECLiPSE 2002 Guest

    Thanks for the response and input guys.

    ECLiPSE 2002, Aug 5, 2005
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    Pat Guest

    You might take a look at this page:
    It explains the various protocols used in Windows and which are needed and
    which should be disabled.
    Pat, Aug 7, 2005
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