How To Increase Your Internet Speed on Windows XP

Posted on Sunday, Feb 04 2007 @ 05:11 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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Re: How To Increase Your Internet Speed on Windows XP
by Anonymous on Sunday, Feb 04 2007 @ 13:21 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, Feb 04 2007 @ 22:38 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.

In other words, this "tweak" is a waste of time.