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TCP Optimizer Recommendations

Discussion in 'Software' started by And21ob, Jul 27, 2006.

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  1. And21ob

    And21ob Private E-2


    I ran TCP Optimizer and it gave optimum settings for my 1394 Net Adapter, which is disabled. I'm have a Speedtouch USB modem, should I choose that from the dropdown and then click optimum settings, or does it actually think that is what I'm using and making recommendations based on that? If this is the case, how is it identifying it?

    Sorry if this is a bit basic, but we all start somewhere.

  2. theefool

    theefool Geekified

    I'd use the drop down option, since the default would be 1394....

    But, if you want my personal opinion. Most "speed up utils" are not worth downloading. Unless you fell a few bits per second is worth it.

    Just my humble opionion.

    Yes, I do allow windows to optimize my page file. :) Though, I have noticed that optimizers do work, for one task only. Multitasking, even with dual core (once again, this is personal experience) does not help.
  3. TimW

    TimW MajorGeeks Administrator - Jedi Malware Expert Staff Member

    this is for broad band connections. I didn't try it on dial up but might work for dial up.

    1.make sure your logged on as actually "Administrator". do not log on with any account that just has administrator privileges.
    2. start - run - type gpedit.msc
    3. expand the "local computer policy" branch
    4. expand the "administrative templates" branch
    5. expand the "network branch"
    6. Highlight the "QoS Packet Scheduler" in left window
    7. in right window double click the "limit reservable bandwidth" setting
    8. on setting tab check the "enabled" item
    9. where it says "Bandwidth limit %" change it to read 0 reboot if you want to but not necessary on some systems
    your all done. Effect is immediate on some systems. some need re-boot. I have one machine that needs to reboot first, the others didn't. Don't know why this is.

    This is more of a "counter what XP does" thing. In other words, XP seems to want to reserve 20% of the bandwidth for its self. 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.

    Or you can look into this:
    Optimize TCP speed
  4. And21ob

    And21ob Private E-2

    Thanks for the thoughts folks.

    TimW, I'm running broadband on XP home, but when I type gpedit.msc in run it says Windows cannot find it. Any ideas?
  5. bigbazza

    bigbazza R.I.P. 14/12/2011 - Good Onya Geek

    gpedit.msc is certainly available in XP Pro. If you know someone else with XP Home, get them to search for gpedit.msc on their system. Maybe it is for XP Pro only? Bazza

    PS: Don't know if it is interchangeable with XP Home. Anyone else please step in. Baz

  6. TimW

    TimW MajorGeeks Administrator - Jedi Malware Expert Staff Member

    Group policy editor is not in xp home ....have a thread around here somewhere that is addressing that ....there is a "might work" way of getting it on a home system ...but you need the xp pro disc ....will find the thread and get back:)
    Found it ...in networking under spped up dsl:
    "When you're outside of a domain environment, XP has some features missing. XP Home leaves you completely without the Group Policy Editor, while XP Pro lacks the ability to use the Group Policy Editor to selectively apply policies to specific users. Well, that's about to change. Doug's Windows XP Security Console allows you to assign various restrictions to specific users, whether you're running XP Pro or XP Home."


    Windows XP Home does not include GPEDIT; XP Home users can apparently run this program if they have access to files from an XP Pro (or possibly Win 2000?) installation, by doing the following:

    * Copy the files gpedit.dll and fde.dll from \WINDOWS\System32 on the XP Pro machine to \WINDOWS\System32 on the XP Home machine.
    * From a command prompt issue the following commands on the XP Home machine: regsvr32 C:\WINDOWS\System32\gpedit.dll

    * regsvr32 C:\WINDOWS\System32\fde.dll Open the Microsoft Management Console (mmc.exe) and select File->Add/Remove Snap-in... Then click Add. Select the Group Policy snap-in from the list of installed snap ins.

    You can now edit the Group Policy on the local machine. But XP Home doesn't support the same feature set as XP Pro, so the policies you are looking for might be missing.
  7. bigbazza

    bigbazza R.I.P. 14/12/2011 - Good Onya Geek

    Thanks TimW.:cool: I thought it may not be available in XP Home. :p Bazza
  8. And21ob

    And21ob Private E-2

    Thanks for the info, I'll see what I can do.
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