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"Ramki" <Ramki@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> Right Click Network Places -> Right Click Lan Card
Connection -Properties ->
> Ethernet Adapter, Configure -> Advance Tab, Link Speed/Duplex Mode =
> value =100 Full Mode.
> Apply these settings to ensure that the Lan connection speed is 100 Mbps
> Auto). If this value is not set properly while win booting it will freeze
> " Preparing Network Connection).
Not necessarily. I have seen installations that were forced to run
at 100 MBits/s even though they were not capable of running
at this speed. The result was a very high error rate and an effective
speed of perhaps 1 MBit/s. The machines did not freeze but they
became painfully slow.