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Greco101
01-07-2008, 05:11 AM
http://www.speedguide.net/downloads.php

1) Download "TCP Optimizer"
2) Go to www.speedtest.net and run a speed test.
3) Open TCP Optimizer, select "optimal settings" in the bottom right corner
4) Apply/restart
5) Go back to www.speedtest.net , compare results, dance :banana:




NOTE: Results may very, but typically a 300% DL gain.



Test subjects (all with Cox cable, high speed internet):

-Vista laptop, wireless. Negative affect.

-XP laptop, wireless. Download went from [6088kb/s DL / 555kb/s UL] to [19278kb/s DL / 558kb/s UL]

-XP Desktop, direct-connect. Download went from [12581kb/s DL / 560kb/s UL] to [23356kb/s DL / 558kb/s UL]


Enjoy. Please post your before and after results. :up:

FrooP
01-07-2008, 09:38 AM
http://www.speedtest.net/result/219409657.png
(http://www.speedtest.net)

*testing*
http://www.speedtest.net/result/219411926.png
(http://www.speedtest.net)
FAIL :(

but then the next one (just after editing this post)

SUCCESS
http://www.speedtest.net/result/219412502.png (http://www.speedtest.net)
just another one for testing
http://www.speedtest.net/result/219412872.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

pretty weird, maybe its the server, maybe not :rolleyes:
MAKE SURE YOU BACKED UP YOUR DEFAULT FILES!!!

Luke122
01-07-2008, 10:06 AM
I've used a few of these optimizers in the past.. the only time I saw a gain was in torrents, and it was a pretty decent gain in performance. Maybe not 300%, but closer to 150% for me, IMO.

Computer-Geek
01-07-2008, 11:09 AM
Before

http://www.speedtest.net/result/216973150.png
After

http://www.speedtest.net/result/219434929.png

Greco101
01-07-2008, 05:25 PM
are you guys on cable?

I sent it to my buddy and his score also more than doubled. (with cox high speed internet)

Bopher
01-07-2008, 07:43 PM
Before applying the optimizer
http://www.speedtest.net/result/219616416.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

After restart
http://www.speedtest.net/result/219618077.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

All running to Denver, CO on 5mbps cable internet.

Chewy_Solo
01-07-2008, 08:28 PM
Before:

http://www.speedtest.net/result/219633770.png

http://www.speedtest.net/result/219634022.png

and btw all i thought mine was bad :P


ok AFTER:

http://www.speedtest.net/result/219636978.png


FAIL

http://www.speedtest.net/result/219637331.png

failage... i want cox.... :( i enviez.

well i defaulted it, its still kinda slow. i hope this didnt mess it up

cjtaylor0103
01-08-2008, 10:16 AM
Thats odd to see those speeds coming from COX internet. I'm sitting in Norfolk, VA and my downstream on their standard package is 10-13 mb/s with an upstream of 2.0 mb/s. When I had my cable upgraded to the premium service I was pulling 18-20 mb/s down and 3.0 mb/s up. That test was performed using the Washington DC server through www.speakeasy.net/speedtest.

Greco101
01-08-2008, 03:47 PM
Ya, my 23,000kb DL was because of "power boost."

Chewy_Solo
01-08-2008, 11:30 PM
i wonder if comcast has this POWER BOOST!!!! you speak of

cjtaylor0103
01-08-2008, 11:36 PM
Ya, my 23,000kb DL was because of "power boost."

Just tested before posting...normal service is giving me:

16.7 mb/s Down
2.2 mb/s Up

God I Love COX out here in Eastern Virginia

killergamer
01-09-2008, 12:14 AM
Before
http://www.speedtest.net/result/220067127.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

After
http://www.speedtest.net/result/220067504.png (http://www.speedtest.net)
FAIL
http://www.speedtest.net/result/220067753.png (http://www.speedtest.net)
THE WORST HALF THE SPEED
http://www.speedtest.net/result/220067982.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

NightrainSrt4
01-09-2008, 08:47 AM
http://www.speedtest.net/result/220159413.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

I will have to try this when I get back home this weekend. Dont have time now.

I have comcast. My upload speed is right on. I pay for 6meg dl/1meg up, so my upload is right there. But my downloads suck balls compared to what I pay for.

I think comcast just sucks, because where I lived before we had a business class 16meg connection and the most I got was 1.9meg dl. Just crappy. We have Verizon fiber in my area so I will have to check prices with them.

cjtaylor0103
01-09-2008, 09:48 AM
I think comcast just sucks, because where I lived before we had a business class 16meg connection and the most I got was 1.9meg dl. Just crappy. We have Verizon fiber in my area so I will have to check prices with them.

You have to be carefull with the claims of some ISP's. They will claim to be providing a 6d/1u service and what they really mean is; You will be able to access information INSIDE their network at those speeds. Once you step outside their network, they cannot help you.

Most companies operate the same way. No ISP will guarantee you any speed beyond their network. The trick is finding a reputable one that you know performs well (such as COX).

I did once have a problem with COX though. Wall->Modem->PC = Great. Wall->Modem->ROUTER->PC = Packet loss galore. They kept telling me that it was my problem because of the router. They wouldn't explore it any further. I bitched for about 2 hours until I finally got a decent tech on the phone that found that the Modem MAC and the Router MAC were generating 2 different IP's. The IP linked to the Router had a terribly jumbled config file at COX's end.

A twist on Jeff Foxworthy:
"You know you're a computer junky when you turn down a better paying job because the area doesn't have decent broadband"

SXRguyinMA
12-09-2008, 04:48 PM
@ work, will do one later when I get home

http://www.speedtest.net/result/370054307.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

http://www.speedtest.net/result/370055483.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

TheGreatSatan
12-11-2008, 01:15 PM
I'm gonna pass!

nevermind1534
12-11-2008, 05:09 PM
I think comcast just sucks, because where I lived before we had a business class 16meg connection and the most I got was 1.9meg dl.

Was that 1.9 MB/s (megabytes) that you saw? They measured it in 16 Mb/s (megabits). There's 8 megabits in a megabyte.

xmastree
12-11-2008, 06:04 PM
Didn't try it because I'm happy with:

http://www.speedtest.net/result/350277573.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

nevermind1534
12-12-2008, 11:28 AM
http://www.speedtest.net/result/371648748.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

Just kidding, that's my school's connection.

overmark
12-12-2008, 08:01 PM
http://www.speedtest.net/result/371906141.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

That's mine, so I'm happy as it is

theshoeshineman
12-12-2008, 10:06 PM
Doesn't look like mine changed at all :|

Before...
http://www.speedtest.net/result/371946220.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

After...
http://www.speedtest.net/result/371948501.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

And here are the benefits of a modem reset :)
http://www.speedtest.net/result/371950317.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

nevermind1534
12-13-2008, 02:07 AM
Here's mine at home
http://www.speedtest.net/result/372006024.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

I don't think I'm going to try it.I might get better speeds on my computer, if vista handles it better.

nivetha
09-28-2009, 02:42 AM
Your tips about speed up internet is useful to me.After using Your tips.I check my speed in the site http://www.ip-details.com/

SXRguyinMA
10-01-2009, 09:12 AM
spam?

x88x
10-01-2009, 04:40 PM
I'm gonna pass on this; in my experience these programs are mostly useless. ..also, except for between about 6p-8p I can pull my full 16Mib that I'm supposed to have, so whatever.

@whoever was asking about "speed boost", it's a stupid gimmick that makes you think you have faster access speeds than you actually do. Basically it gives you a massive speed boost for the first 30 seconds. Where I am Comcast does it only on the upload, so according to most speedtest sites, I get ~6Mibps up instead of the 3 that I actually get. I found out one interesting problem with 'speed boost' a few weeks ago, shortly after getting connected; I had about 20 torrents paused, waiting to seed, and turned them all on at the same time. Well, 'speed boost' gave me the expected boost, and for about 20 seconds I was seeding at a total of ~6Mibps....then my modem crashed.... Apparently it just couldn't handle all those packets in that small amount of time :P

Outlaw
10-01-2009, 09:35 PM
No Change.

Roadrunner 2mb
Win XP Home
HP Mini

Before
http://i35.tinypic.com/jpx9h4.jpg

After
http://i34.tinypic.com/10ws6qp.jpg

Collinstheclown
10-02-2009, 05:37 PM
http://www.speedtest.net/result/581294401.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

I'm good with it as-is. Philly is only like 10-15 minutes away too, so it's a good test for me. :)




-CollinstheClown

pcclan
11-20-2009, 11:49 AM
http://www.speedtest.net/result/628493398.png (http://www.speedtest.net)
from my school

rendermandan
11-20-2009, 03:21 PM
Here is what I get at work.

http://www.speedtest.net/result/628696616.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

I'll try again at home and edit this.

NakuraD
02-24-2010, 10:18 AM
Holy crap you guys get some fast internet over in the states.
Here in Australia they charge your firstborn child for anything over 5MB/s download.
Not only that but you can't find an optic connection anywhere, it all has to go through copper before it gets to your place. It was going to cost something like $40 million (could be wrong) to improve everything but people complained. Meanwhile the government is planning on wasting something billions building a bunch of submarines that we don't need.
Bleh.

sweetemo22jd
02-24-2011, 07:14 AM
Can certain programs really speed up the computer and its Internet connection? Internet Speedometer McAfee (http://mcafee.pcperformancetools.com/mcafee-speedometer.html) is another tool that can tell you how fast or how slow your Internet connection is. Why donít you guys try it? Maybe if you use it, you will see if using certain programs really improved the performance of your computer.

x88x
02-24-2011, 02:14 PM
Can certain programs really speed up the computer and its Internet connection?
Not really, no.

AmEv
02-28-2011, 02:52 PM
http://www.speedtest.net/result/1178168642.png (http://www/speedtest.net)

School network

slaveofconvention
02-28-2011, 03:05 PM
Not really, no.

I wouldn't fully agree with that. There's admittedly very little you can really do to boost the actual download limit, but there's always the possibility of improving your own computers performance with software maintenance utilities. It's POSSIBLE but highly unlikely, that your network thruput could be compromised to the point where it's actually slower than your net connection - bear in mind that most wired connections are going to be between 10 and 20 times the speed of your internet connection so it'd take some SERIOUS issues to get that as a bottleneck (unless of course you have some off-the-scale internet connection). Wireless is a little easier to saturate depending on range but there's not a lot software can do about that.

BuzzKillington
03-17-2011, 11:28 AM
http://speedtest.net/result/1206620502.png
after:
http://speedtest.net/result/1206631063.png

EDIT:
back to default
http://speedtest.net/result/1206660342.png