There are a couple of other things you may be able to do to speed up browsing. One is to edit the TCP Recieve Window size, which speeds up TCP transfers.
To adjust the receive window size on Windows 98:
Start->Run, type regedit, and click OK.
If there is no DefaultRcvWindow value, Select Edit -> Add Value, and
add a value called DefaultRcvWindow of type REG_SZ. Set this value to 32120
for starters; you can experiment with higher or lower values, but values
above 32120 are generally considered bad for LAN operations.
This was first published in April 2002