I recently set up a small LAN:
two WIN95 computers.
Both have the same ethernet card - Linksys 100tx 10/100 base-T.
I found when I installed the card and setup all the network stuff, My computer took 1.5 minutes longer to boot up and occasionally my computer would freeze for a couple seconds every now and then.
Latest driver and Linksys tech support didn't help. I finally found that if I removed TCP/IP (leaving only IPX/SPX) for the ethernet card, then my problems went away.
I was later told that IPX/SPX is old and the preferred protocol for a LAN is TCP/IP.
How true is this, and is there any idea why using the TCP/IP causes those delays? (someone mentioned DHCP and auto assigning IP addressed - could this have an influence?)
Any help/information would be appreciated.