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XP network detection speed

I have two networks - local and internet. Also I have two PCs, one with XP, one with 7. When I change network cable from local network and plug it into internet (and vice-versa) the first computer detects the network type much slower then computer with windows 7. It takes about a minute for the first, and about 3-4 seconds for the second one. Any ideas to increase speed for xp ?

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One minute isn't bad.

I have to wonder about this setup.

I have 3 computers, two Desktops and a laptop. I have both local network and internet available at the same time using a wireless router.

I am not sure why unplugging/disconnecting/reconnecting is necessary.


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This one is a deep subject.

All apologies in advance but what controls the times from one scan to the next of the IP and more is in the registry. I have never found a GUI (see google) that reveals all this to us much less found a single web page that covers this in one site.

Moving on. If you want to start researching this the KEYWORDS (see google) are WINSOCK REGISTRY ENTRIES. Put those into and you can begin learning that there are many tunable entries in the registry.

I am not suggesting you change any of them but wanted to arm you with the KEYWORDS to begin your research.

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