If you're experiencing performance problems with Lynx, check out the following and implement as appropriate.
If you're using a network of computers, make sure that you're using 100 base network hardware (NOT 10 base) for the server, the hub, and all of the client machines. This has a very significant impact on system speed.
Make sure whichever drive your data is on is de-fragmented. Check this fairly regularly.
Don't use screen savers on the file server (the computer with your data files on it) or on the network server. Believe it or not, screen savers use up a lot of system resources - especially if they're three dimensional and/or complex in design.
Turn off any virus scanners you have running on the system. Virus scanners typically check everything that moves in the system and Lynx moves a lot of data . . . thereby causing a potential slowdown. If you want to check for viruses, do it manually periodically.
Make sure your computer hardware has enough speed and capacity. You should have at least a 300 MHz processor and 64MB of RAM. The more the better.
If you're running Windows2000, be sure to disable offline files. To do this, do the following . . .
If you're using Windows 95, Windows 98, or Windows ME, make sure that the file and directory name cache is set to "Network server". To set this, do the following . . .