How to increase your internet connection speed

If you have Windows XP, try this. Everyone that has tried it says it works, tell us if it works too. You should be logged as Administrator (not even accounts with administrator privileges).

1. Start – Run – type gpedit.msc.

2. Expand the Local Computer Policy / Administrative Templates / Network Branch.
3. Highlight the QoS Packet Scheduler in left panel.
4. In right panel double click the Limit reservable bandwidth setting.

5. On setting tab check the Enabled item.
6. Where it says Bandwidth limit % change it to read 0.

The problem is, XP seems to want to reserve 20% of the bandwidth for itself. Even with QoS disabled, even when this item is disabled. So why not use it to your advantage.

To demonstrate the problem with this on stand alone machines start up a big download from a server with an FTP client. Try to find a server that doesn’t max out your bandwidth. In this case you want a slow to medium speed server to demonstrate this. Let it run for a couple of minutes to get stable. The start up another download from the same server with another instance of your FTP client. You will notice that the available bandwidth is now being fought over and one of the clients download will be very slow or both will slow down when they should both be using the available bandwidth. Using this “tweak” both clients will have a fair share of the bandwidth and will not fight over the bandwidth. Try it and tell us if this works.

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71 Responses to “How to increase your internet connection speed”

  1. vikit Says:

    good evening sir,
    sir my net speed is too slow .sir suggest me some tricks to increase my wifi speed…
    sir even our server has closed all the downloadings plz suggest somthing
    thank u..

  2. joe Says:

    Does not work with Windows Home edition–gpedit.msc is not available.

    you can download it from microsoft thats what i did,,

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=92759d4b-7112-4b6c-ad4a-bbf3802a5c9b&displaylang=en

  3. munna Says:

    look guys,

    GPRS has a speed limitation, so no one note it: no one or any software can make speedy under the GPRS network and the limitation might be 48kbps, lets dance with the fools.

  4. hasi Says:

    thx ya ,,,udah tak coba noyh,,,berhasil! 😉

  5. Gaurav Shukla Says:

    thanks,
    it’s working but i want more speed, so if you have more tricks related to internet speed and operating system speed please share with me.

  6. Internet Speed Test Says:

    Thanks for the tips, I managed to improve the speed of my internet connection successfully. Now I can play online games much better too.

  7. Satellite Broadband Says:

    With so many completely different reply comments I have no idea whether I want to try!

  8. John Says:

    Another way to increase internet speed is to use Internet Cyclone an internet optimizer that will speed up your internet connection.

  9. joedi Says:

    you can gain max speed for your modem.
    try setting with this site :

    = > > http://www.internetspeedzoom.com/

  10. mong Says:

    didn’t improve anything

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  13. kean Says:

    you are a genius!

  14. Rishi Says:

    Tested on windows 7.
    Works like a gem !!
    my torrent speed went from 12.0 kbps to like 70.0kbps !!

  15. Rishi Says:

    uhhh…its up to 180kbps !!!! Thanks man !

  16. nandha Says:

    i cannot find out network branches of step 2….

  17. Swapnil Bunjkar Says:

    thanks for sharing this …. the best…the best…no more words…thanks…

  18. azhar Says:

    Its useless and now its your turn to give me a cup of coffee.

  19. David Spector Says:

    My Internet speed has always been many times higher on ethernet than using a wireless router. I disabled QoS and my speeds are back up. Problem solved. Thanks. (Windows XP Home)

  20. mark heny Says:

    tried the control panel option for my wireless connection,went to untick the QoS option but wouldn,t untick but gave me the option to uninstall or install,its currently ticked.should i click on the uninstall option for QoS packet.

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