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Increase Broadband Speed.

Using Windows XP operating system. About 20% of total Bandwidth is reserved for programs. So if are able to extract then we can speed up the broadband connection. In this hack you will learn how to Do this..

  • Click on Start go to Run.
  • Type gpedit.msc & then press enter .
  • A window like the below one would be opened...
  • Now navigate to { Local Computer Policy\Administrative Templates\Network\QOS Packet Scheduler }
  • Under QOS Packet Scheduler, double click on Limit reservable bandwidth.
  • Change the 'Not Configured mode' to 'Enabled' & change the Bandwidth limit (%) to '0'.
  • After that apply the settings.
  • Then reboot your PC.
So speed up your connection now......
Good luck!

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how to adjust or can increase internet speed


If you are using Windows XP Professional then it is possible to squeeze an extra 20% out of your internet connection. By default Windows XP Pro holds back 20% of your Internet speed for various services like windows update and spyware checks.
If you want to tap into this locked speed then make the following changes: • Go to Start-> Run-> and type gpedit.msc • Expand the Administrative Templates branch • Expand the Network tab • Highlight QoS Packet Scheduler • Click on Limit Reservable Bandwidth and check the 'enabled' box • Then Change the Bandwidth limit % to 0 % Once you've done this click apply and restart your PC. After rebooting you will amaze a noticeable improvement in your net speed. goodluck....

Feb 22, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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the internet speed is slow.. connection is in & out


Hi there,

Here's another one.. to take the 20% bandwidth Windows is stealing from you. You'll love it! This guide teaches you to counter one of the main problems any Internet User may face - Slow Internet Speed! As simple it sounds, its as simple to increase it!
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1) Go to Start>Run. Type in “gpedit.msc” (Without the quotes, duh!). (This opens a “Group Policy” window. If you're like me, you wont be interested in what it actually is, but what it can actually do for you.. Right? Anyways..)

2) Follow this path: Local Computer Policy>Computer Configuration>Administrative Templates>Network>QoS Packet Scheduler>Limit Reservable Bandwidth>. If it's disabled or not configured, change the settings like the one below: bandwith.jpg


Like the above screenshot indicates, select "Enabled" and set the Bandwitdth limit to 0%.
Why did we do that? Simple, like I said before, Windows is silently eating 20% of your bandwidth. I emphasize on the word “silently” - The explain TAB of the above window proves it. This is what it says:


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.
By default, the Packet Scheduler limits the system to 20 percent of the bandwidth of a connection, but you can use this setting to override the default.
If you enable this 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.
Important: If a bandwidth limit is set for a particular network adapter in the registry, this setting is ignored when configuring that network adapter.

Warm regards,

Anirban Mazumdar

Nov 05, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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