preparing network connections



Derek
07-09-2005, 11:25 PM
I have xp sp2 and every reboot it hangs at preparing network connections for
at least 60 seconds. Its not a dns issue, and its not a host file issue.
Any help

Steve Winograd [MVP]
07-09-2005, 11:26 PM
In article <F76B3B97-B9BA-4C8C-8B9F-495DE0BC5384@microsoft.com>,
"Derek" <Derek@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>I have xp sp2 and every reboot it hangs at preparing network connections for
>at least 60 seconds. Its not a dns issue, and its not a host file issue.
>Any help

That delay is typically caused by a network connection that's
configured to obtain an IP address automatically but can't communicate
with a DHCP server to get an address. It waits about 60 seconds for
the DHCP request to time out.
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preparing network connections