How to Tweak Internet Speed by Tuning Up Default Network Bandwith LimitWindows XP

Your internet speed is slow, want to tweak internet speed BUT your operating system is Windows XP Professional. By default, the Packet Scheduler of Windows XP Pro limits the system to 20 percent of the bandwidth of a connection, but you can use this setting to override the default. That packet is QoS ( Quality of service) for Windows XP. This packet may not be often used, so Why don't we change the setting to tweak internet speed.

Determines the percentage of connection bandwidth that the system can reserve. This value limits the combined bandwidth reservations of all programs running on the system. If you enable the setting, you can use the "Bandwidth limit" box to adjust the amount of bandwidth the system can reserve. If you disable this setting or do not configure it, the system uses the default value of 20 percent of the connection.

But If a bandwidth limit is set for a particular network adapter in the registry, this setting is ignored when configuring that network adapter.

Here step by step to TUNE UP your bandwith limit in Windows XP > Group policy :

1. Go to "RUN" and type : gpedit.msc

2. Administrative Templates > Network > QoS Packet Scheduler

3. Double Click > "Limit Reservable Bandwith"

4. Limit Reservable Bandwith > Enabled , Bandwith limit 20% change to > 0%

5. click OK, and Restart your connection.
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11 comments on "How to Tweak Internet Speed by Tuning Up Default Network Bandwith LimitWindows XP"

jim said...

Thanks..Solved my bandwidth woes to some extend :)

cristina aquinta said...

hi, cool web site and good articles.
The The first step is to learn how to find out what your Internet speed is.The Internet speed is determined by 2 components: the download rate and the upload rate of data which are usually measured in Kilobits per second.
Then after you know the upload and download rate, you can use tools or tweaks to improve your internet speed, or take the decision to change your ISP.

ben said...

this will only have an effect if you are using QoS, which most aren't, and then it will render the QoS less effective (because allowing your computer to prioritize some traffic over others is the whole point of QoS). said...

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danny said...

hi i have a bell 2wire internet box and i wont to boost my download speed from 260kbps to 1 mbps or 7mbps. i have unlimited download and the dum thing is that i am paying for a 7mbps internet speed and am not getting that,because i am too far from the bell service center or something like that.
so thats why im not getting that much of download speed and upload speed.

so is there anyway i can boost my internet or tweak my windows xp.

i did do some tweak.
but they don't work a lot.
its like it dose nothing.

and im useing TCPoptimzer but i dont know how to use it a lot.
and im useing modem booster software and download acelerator.

yea so can someone please help me.

i am good at following instruction.

Elrojo said...

Danny if you're too far from their node then it's just helpless :(

Herlambang said...

sounds good :)

james said... u do this in windows vista? because i cant put in the gpedit.msc in the run... it says error

kinary said...

thanks for sharing
i aslo use dsl speed which is an online tool which helps to optimize ur pc performance

ASHWIN said...

Hi Guys , sometimes internet is not slow from our side , it is also from the ISP , the provider ., and also see that all the cables are proper and not twisted ., but now days , the usb/modem internet is available ., they do provide good speed at affordable rates ., and there no problem of cables wires ., but before its good to take advice for some person who has got the same connection, etc ., rather than spending/wasting money for slow connection ., Anyways, Have a Nice Day ! :D

Unknown said...

how much value should i put???

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