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Speeding up Dial-Up Networking for Games

In Category: Networking

To reduce lag on a dial-up connection, ie: for multiplayer network games:

1. Go to Dial-Up Networking
2. Right click the connection you use to play network games
3. Select Server Types & look in the Advanced Options window
4. Uncheck the Enable Software Compression option.
5. Also, in the General tab, look in the Connect Using box, where your modem should appear
6. Click the modem's Configure button.
7. Go to: Connection, Advanced (at the bottom of the Connection window)
8. Make sure that error control is on, but is not set to compress data.

NOTE: This type of connection isn't optimized for browsing, but will work in most cases.


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