You can make a simple configuration on Windows XP that increases the speed of your Internet connection. Check it out at HardwareSecrets.
"It seems that Windows XP reserves 20% of the available bandwidth (i.e. 20% of your Internet available speed) to itself and that is one of the reasons that you will never reach your full download speed under this operating system. In this short tutorial we will teach you how to fix this and improve your Internet speed."
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Re: How To Increase Your Internet Speed on Windows XP by Anonymous on Sunday, February 04 2007 @ 13:21:39 CET
Oh that old chestnut, lol, seems people reinvent these "tweaks" every six months.
Re: How To Increase Your Internet Speed on Windows XP by Anonymous on Sunday, February 04 2007 @ 22:38:20 CET
This "tweak" is bogus. Yes, XP reserves up to 20% of the bandwidth, but ONLY if XP needs it. That is, when downloading updates and similar things.
Under normal conditions, the 20% is freely usable.
Basically, this tweak does nothing, and the vast majority of the time, you won't save any bandwidth. The only times you'll be saving bandwidth is when you are using more than 80% of your bandwidth and trying to update Windows.