Someone was wanting to tweak linux.
I have found that when I am away from my LAN it is as slow as. But I discovered that if you goto a shell and
"ifdown eth0" and "samba stop" then it is a lot quicker. I can also stop the NIC loading using an Interactive load of Linux (using Mandrake)
the reverse is ifup eth0 and samba start
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