Slow LocalConnection


I am working on a legacy Flash 6 system that makes extensive use of LocalConnection’s between two main clips. I have noticed that on older celeron computers, the process of requesting and receiving LC data takes up to 8 seconds - as opposed to 0.5-2 seconds on faster pc’s.

With Flash 8, are there (faster) alternatives to using LocalConnection to communicate between two running flash movies? I have read about ExternalInterface, but am assuming that this isn’t for flash-flash communications.

Does anyone else have any suggestions for speeding up regular LocalConnections?