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How To Increase Internet Speed On Windows XP Professional

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. Please notice that this tip only works on Windows XP Professional. Also some people claim that this trick is pure myth. So I leave it here for you guys to test and see if it really increases your Internet performance or not.

In order to fix this just follow these easy steps:

1. Click on Start, Run, gpedit.msc, .

2. On the window that will show up, click on Administrative Templates, Network, QoS Packet Scheduler.

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3. On the right side pane, double click Limit reservable bandwidth. Change this configuration from “not configured” to “Enabled” and the reduce Bandwidth limit (%) from 20% to zero.

4. Click on Ok and restart your computer.

It seems that Windows XP reserves 20% of the available bandwidth even if this option is not configured and even if you don’t use QoS (Quality of Service) feature (which is disabled by default).

Keep in mind that there are several other reasons for your download speed not reaching the labeled speed of your Internet connection such as:

  • The labeled speed of your Internet connection is its maximum speed, not meaning that you will be able to always get that download speed. Your broadband operator only guarantees this speed between your home (or office) and their network.
  • High traffic on your service provider network.
  • High traffic on the server you are downloading a file.
  • Speed limit on the server you are downloading a file (e.g. if the server has its download speed limited to 2 Mbps you won’t be able to reach a higher speed than that).
  • Route from your home or office to the server where the file is located.
  • Your Internet connection being shared with other computers at your home or office.
  • Downloading several files at the same time with P2P programs, eating up part of the available bandwidth of your Internet.

Oneeye aa said...
November 2, 2011 at 8:04 AM  

Thanks for the Internet speed increasing tips.My broadband connection is too slow...i used the tips to increase the speed of the internet.It's really helps to increase the speed of the internet...So you can also follow the Tips to increase the internet speed...It's better than using the software,because software will not increase the speed really..I used that also,but no more improvement.So i searched for manual tips to increase the speed,finally i got it here,I checked the Speed of the internet at here www.ip-details.com now my uploading speed is 0.835Mbps and Downloading speed is 1.606Mbps.

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