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Rosemary
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 9:28 am    Post subject: Internet Properties - LAN Settings
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Hello,

My ISP serviceman said I should uncheck the checkbox labeled "Use automatic
configuration script" to improve internet speed. Right now it's checked with
"http://localhost:9100/proxy.pac" under the address.

I used to have a local network between my desktop and laptop, but I no
longer have the laptop, so I removed the wireless router. Does this address
refer to my old wireless router? If so, how do I remove it? If I uncheck
the box, it won't stay that way. If I disable the , I am unable to access
some of my web pages, such as Yahoo.

Also, under Network Connections, the LAN or High-Speed Internet name is
"Local Area Connection". Does this refer to my ISP service, or to my former
local network that I had set up between my desktop and laptop?

Thank you,
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Robert Aldwinckle
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 2:49 pm    Post subject: Re: Internet Properties - LAN Settings [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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"Rosemary" wrote in message

> Hello,
>
> My ISP serviceman said I should uncheck the checkbox labeled "Use automatic
> configuration script" to improve internet speed. Right now it's checked with
> "http://localhost:9100/proxy.pac" under the address.
>
> I used to have a local network between my desktop and laptop, but I no
> longer have the laptop, so I removed the wireless router. Does this address
> refer to my old wireless router? If so, how do I remove it? If I uncheck
> the box, it won't stay that way. If I disable the , I am unable to access
> some of my web pages, such as Yahoo.


Which means that there is something in your startup which rechecks it
and probably there was some software installed that you should have
uninstalled *before* removing the router. Etc.


>
> Also, under Network Connections, the LAN or High-Speed Internet name is
> "Local Area Connection". Does this refer to my ISP service, or to my former
> local network that I had set up between my desktop and laptop?


Usually it only provides a network interface for the loopback adapter
(e.g. for IP address 127.0.0.1) However, if you have a network device
attached which supports customization via a web app, it could involve
more than that and support other local addresses.

Hint: use commands in a cmd window such as ipconfig /all and netstat -r
to get more clues about your networking setup. Running Network Diagnostics
(e.g. netsh diag gui ) is another way to gain some insight.


Always disclose your OS and version when you need help.
This problem would probably best be asked in a newsgroup
which specializes in networking for your OS. If I had known
your OS I would have cross-posted to a relevant one for you.
As it is I have guessed it may be some version of NT5x (e.g. XP)
or higher in order to give you some commands to look at.


>
> Thank you,
>
>
>


HTH

Robert Aldwinckle
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Rosemary
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 8:22 am    Post subject: Re: Internet Properties - LAN Settings [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Hi Robert,

Thank you for your helpful information. I have Microsoft Windows XP
Professional 2002. I tried the ipconfig and got an error message. I recall
the ISP serviceman trying it and also getting the error message. I forgot to
include that info in my first post as well. Here is the error message:

'ipconfig' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable
program or batch file.

Thanks again,
Rosemary

"Robert Aldwinckle" wrote:

> "Rosemary" wrote in message
>
> > Hello,
> >
> > My ISP serviceman said I should uncheck the checkbox labeled "Use automatic
> > configuration script" to improve internet speed. Right now it's checked with
> > "http://localhost:9100/proxy.pac" under the address.
> >
> > I used to have a local network between my desktop and laptop, but I no
> > longer have the laptop, so I removed the wireless router. Does this address
> > refer to my old wireless router? If so, how do I remove it? If I uncheck
> > the box, it won't stay that way. If I disable the , I am unable to access
> > some of my web pages, such as Yahoo.
>
>
> Which means that there is something in your startup which rechecks it
> and probably there was some software installed that you should have
> uninstalled *before* removing the router. Etc.
>
>
> >
> > Also, under Network Connections, the LAN or High-Speed Internet name is
> > "Local Area Connection". Does this refer to my ISP service, or to my former
> > local network that I had set up between my desktop and laptop?
>
>
> Usually it only provides a network interface for the loopback adapter
> (e.g. for IP address 127.0.0.1) However, if you have a network device
> attached which supports customization via a web app, it could involve
> more than that and support other local addresses.
>
> Hint: use commands in a cmd window such as ipconfig /all and netstat -r
> to get more clues about your networking setup. Running Network Diagnostics
> (e.g. netsh diag gui ) is another way to gain some insight.
>
>
> Always disclose your OS and version when you need help.
> This problem would probably best be asked in a newsgroup
> which specializes in networking for your OS. If I had known
> your OS I would have cross-posted to a relevant one for you.
> As it is I have guessed it may be some version of NT5x (e.g. XP)
> or higher in order to give you some commands to look at.
>
>
> >
> > Thank you,
> >
> >
> >
>
>
> HTH
>
> Robert Aldwinckle
> ---
>
>
>
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Robert Aldwinckle
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Since: Jun 28, 2004
Posts: 4410



PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 2:05 pm    Post subject: Re: Internet Properties - LAN Settings [Login to view extended thread Info.]
Archived from groups: microsoft>public>windows>inetexplorer>ie6>browser, others (more info?)

(cross-post added to XP Networking)
"Rosemary" wrote in message

> Hi Robert,
>
> Thank you for your helpful information. I have Microsoft Windows XP
> Professional 2002. I tried the ipconfig and got an error message. I recall
> the ISP serviceman trying it and also getting the error message. I forgot to
> include that info in my first post as well. Here is the error message:
>
> 'ipconfig' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable
> program or batch file.


Perhaps you have a nonstandard PATH variable.
(You can enter set pa to see what that is.)
Also we weren't giving the .exe program file name extension.
So to avoid both of those possibilities try doing a change directory
to where ipconfig.exe is usually found and execute it in there explicitly:

cd /d %windir%\System32

dir ipc*

ipconfig.exe /all

Again, I am assuming that you will have a %windir% shell variable
set appropriately. It's a shorter alias for %SystemRoot% if you have
that one. I only use it in posts because I don't want to assume either
the %SystemDrive% (e.g. usually CSmile or the name of the main Windows
directory which is sometimes known as WINNT. So if you don't have any
shell variables at all but you do have a standard XP installation you could try
the following CD command instead:

cd /d C:\Windows\System32

BTW thanks for confirming that you have XP Pro.
I have an initiated a cross-post to XP Networking
in case I'm missing something.


Good luck

Robert
---


>
> Thanks again,
> Rosemary
>
> "Robert Aldwinckle" wrote:
>
>> "Rosemary" wrote in message
>>
>> > Hello,
>> >
>> > My ISP serviceman said I should uncheck the checkbox labeled "Use automatic
>> > configuration script" to improve internet speed. Right now it's checked with
>> > "http://localhost:9100/proxy.pac" under the address.
>> >
>> > I used to have a local network between my desktop and laptop, but I no
>> > longer have the laptop, so I removed the wireless router. Does this address
>> > refer to my old wireless router? If so, how do I remove it? If I uncheck
>> > the box, it won't stay that way. If I disable the , I am unable to access
>> > some of my web pages, such as Yahoo.
>>
>>
>> Which means that there is something in your startup which rechecks it
>> and probably there was some software installed that you should have
>> uninstalled *before* removing the router. Etc.
>>
>>
>> >
>> > Also, under Network Connections, the LAN or High-Speed Internet name is
>> > "Local Area Connection". Does this refer to my ISP service, or to my former
>> > local network that I had set up between my desktop and laptop?
>>
>>
>> Usually it only provides a network interface for the loopback adapter
>> (e.g. for IP address 127.0.0.1) However, if you have a network device
>> attached which supports customization via a web app, it could involve
>> more than that and support other local addresses.
>>
>> Hint: use commands in a cmd window such as ipconfig /all and netstat -r
>> to get more clues about your networking setup. Running Network Diagnostics
>> (e.g. netsh diag gui ) is another way to gain some insight.
>>
>>
>> Always disclose your OS and version when you need help.
>> This problem would probably best be asked in a newsgroup
>> which specializes in networking for your OS. If I had known
>> your OS I would have cross-posted to a relevant one for you.
>> As it is I have guessed it may be some version of NT5x (e.g. XP)
>> or higher in order to give you some commands to look at.
>>
>>
>> >
>> > Thank you,
>> >
>> >
>> >
>>
>>
>> HTH
>>
>> Robert Aldwinckle
>> ---
>>
>>
>>
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