configure settings for internet acceleration

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  1. sridatta

    sridatta An Esoteric Geek

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    hai frenz
    anyone plzz suggest how to configure settings in windows XP to accelerate the internet and downloads. i heard tht there are some hidden settings in XP which can be changed to accelerate the downloads..
     
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    Windows uses 20% of your bandwidth! Get it back

    A nice little tweak for XP. M*crosoft reserve 20% of your available bandwidth for their own purposes (suspect for updates and interrogating your machine etc..)

    Here's how to get it back:

    Click Start-->Run-->type "gpedit.msc" without the "

    This opens the group policy editor. Then go to:

    Local Computer Policy-->Computer Configuration-->Administrative Templates-->Network-->QOS Packet Scheduler-->Limit Reservable Bandwidth

    Double click on Limit Reservable bandwidth. It will say it is not configured, but the truth is under the 'Explain' tab :

    "By default, the Packet Scheduler limits the system to 20 percent of the bandwidth of a connection, but you can use this setting to override the default."

    So the trick is to ENABLE reservable bandwidth, then set it to ZERO. This will allow the system to reserve nothing, rather than the default 20%.
    works on XP Pro


    Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    This tweak only claims to increase your download speed. However its not much effective.
    There arent many ways you can increase your download speed if you use a dialup network. You can try installing some softwares which tweak your TCP/IP settings and bring your connection speed to the max, but the change would be very minimal.
    One such good software is Onspeed. You may also try searching for internet accelerators on Download.com

    Savvy:!:
     
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    QwertyManiac Commander in Chief

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    Well, XP doesnt reserve the bandwith, I have read these kind of posts over 20 times now here. Damn, its just a myth !
     
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