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slipBall
11-18-2006, 12:36 PM
I just read this little tip (Kim Komando) for xp pro...thought that I would share with you



IF YOUR BROADBAND IS SLOW, TRY THIS TWEAK
John in Boston called because his broadband s

slipBall
11-18-2006, 12:36 PM
I just read this little tip (Kim Komando) for xp pro...thought that I would share with you



IF YOUR BROADBAND IS SLOW, TRY THIS TWEAK
John in Boston called because his broadband s

EyeoftheChicken
11-18-2006, 12:42 PM
Thanks buddy, I'll try it out.

BaldieJr
11-18-2006, 12:43 PM
Before

http://www.speedtest.net/result/59315812.png

And After

http://www.speedtest.net/result/59316830.png

This is on a T1. Traffic here is light on weekends. Maybe a cable modem will give better results.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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F16_Neo
11-18-2006, 12:54 PM
Just tried it.. 9.70 MBits before & 9.70 MBits after.
Maybe windows only using this bandwith when it's autoupdating & releases it when it's not.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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slipBall
11-18-2006, 01:51 PM
Women...what do they know about speed http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif



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voyager_663rd
11-18-2006, 02:20 PM
Thanks. But no change. I have hispeed dsl rated at 4.5 meg so at 4.3, I've got it at the max now. Latency increased ?!? but I assume that fluctuates as a general rule in any case.

before
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v37/voyager_663rd/before.jpg

after
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v37/voyager_663rd/after.jpg <div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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Towncivilian
11-19-2006, 08:11 AM
This does not do anything.

http://v2.tlab404.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=116&PN=1&FID=1&PR=3

PF_Coastie
11-19-2006, 08:45 AM
I did not make the change because it is ****. I don't know how mine could get any better anyway! I have a 5mb/2mb cable connection and I am well over that already.
Very cool speed test site by the way...Thanks!

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BrotherVoodoo
11-19-2006, 09:13 AM
Thanks for the cool tip http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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NonWonderDog
11-19-2006, 10:08 AM
But we... want the packet scheduler. Forcing it off like this will just increase latency when your computer is heavily loaded. Like while playing an online game.

Or wait, is this the deceptively named "quality of service" thing that's really just there so you can do packet shaping on slave computers? That won't do ANYTHING, EVER, unless you have computers connected to the internet through yours. Forcing it to zero bandwidth won't make a difference. It won't unload it from memory, it will just make it sit there doing nothing--which is what it is already doing in 99.9% of cases.

AFJ_rsm
11-19-2006, 01:09 PM
you guys do realize the part of the "bandwidth" that windows reserves is out of your total LAN connection bandwidth right?

so that means unless your ISP gives you more than a 90 mbits connection, this little tip will do nothing to improve your internet connection.


If you work on a network and move big files around between computers, this trick will give you 10 extra mbits (I believe... I can't remember if the default reserved bandwidth was 10% or how much).

WWSensei
11-19-2006, 01:56 PM
The tip is useless (like about 90% of the "XP Tweak Guides" out there) and shows a complete lack of understanding of what the QoS packet scheduler does.

As for speeding up local network traffic...well, depending on your home network setup turning off the scheduler--especially in transferring files between machines--can actually hurt performance.

So at best, this tip accomplishes nothing and in some scenarios will make it worse.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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slipBall
11-19-2006, 02:25 PM
Kim does not say how much extra speed to expect. Women have little understanding of speed, especialy in the bedroom http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif So for those with a slow speed problem...try the change, if no improvement, then just change back to square one http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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Waldo.Pepper
11-20-2006, 04:01 AM
What could offer some help is to learn how to hack your cable modem.

I offer the following tantalizing tidit and a source to learn more.

The term uncapped is often used to describe a modem that has had its normal speed restrictions modified. When a cable modem is fully uncapped, it can download and/or upload at its physical limit, which is determined by the local line noise or the bandwidth available from the headend office. The use of a drop amp (or broadband amplifier) can often increase speeds for modems that suffer from line noise interference.

Source; Hacking the cable modem. Published this year, 2006.

On the whole the book is pretty interesting. You better know what you are doing or you will hugely mess up you modem, so it better be your property, rather than a rental or something.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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PF_Coastie
11-20-2006, 04:28 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Waldo.Pepper:
What could offer some help is to learn how to hack your cable modem.

I offer the following tantalizing tidit and a source to learn more.

The term uncapped is often used to describe a modem that has had its normal speed restrictions modified. When a cable modem is fully uncapped, it can download and/or upload at its physical limit, which is determined by the local line noise or the bandwidth available from the headend office. The use of a drop amp (or broadband amplifier) can often increase speeds for modems that suffer from line noise interference.

Source; Hacking the cable modem. Published this year, 2006.

On the whole the book is pretty interesting. You better know what you are doing or you will hugely mess up you modem, so it better be your property, rather than a rental or something. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yeah, and it will also land you in jail in a heartbeat. Its called stealing!<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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Waldo.Pepper
11-20-2006, 05:16 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Yeah, and it will also land you in jail in a heartbeat. Its called stealing! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I certainly agree there is that potential. And before you tell me that what I am stealing is the bandwidth, I fully realize that.

However, I might point out that if I own the modem I should be allowed to do whatever I want to it. If that is to take it apart and break it so be it. The manufacturers who make it difficult to enter their products (through various screws with funny heads or other methods) are the people I find most objectionable. If you are interested if learning more subversive ideas like that check out MAKE magazine from the UK. I think their website is www.makezine.com (http://www.makezine.com)

Now back to the issue at hand. If the ISP is sending that speed to my house, and in my house, and too my modem, even. I think I could make a case that I was taking what they were sending/offering
me.

Lastly I live in Canada, where the Supreme Court of Canada has decided for the consumer. Speficially that anything I get via P2P is mine, and that I did not violate any copy write laws. To the immense displeasure of the Recording Industry.

In conclusion the law is a tricky thing. If I were to do something like hacking my modem I am certain that the worse that would happen to me is that my ISP would terminate my service. If they cared towhich they may not. With my service, as with most I have a download limit of so many GIG per month. I REGULARLY exceed this without consequence. I have never gotten so much as an email notification. Competition if fierce and I assume that they do not want to drive me into the arms of their competitor.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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JG52Uther
11-20-2006, 05:18 AM
Thats a nice site
http://www.speedtest.net/result/59670192.png (http://www.speedtest.net)<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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VFS-22_SPaRX
11-20-2006, 10:53 AM
http://www.speedtest.net/result/59736407.png (http://www.speedtest.net)


OH yeah baby. Rockin it on my Laptop===&gt;Cell phone link http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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PF_Coastie
11-20-2006, 02:03 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by VFS-22_SPaRX:
http://www.speedtest.net/result/59736407.png (http://www.speedtest.net)


OH yeah baby. Rockin it on my Laptop===&gt;Cell phone link http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

LOL Sparx, Now lets see your server speed. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif Or can you not show us that because it is remote?<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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TAW_Oilburner
11-20-2006, 05:22 PM
http://www.speedtest.net/result/59843572.png (http://www.speedtest.net)
Wish it was mine...just ran it from a server with 2 BF2 32player maxed out and a 2142 48 player maxed out running..so not bad for a busy machine.

PF_Coastie
11-20-2006, 06:31 PM
NICE! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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Bearcat99
11-20-2006, 07:11 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by TAW_Oilburner:
http://www.speedtest.net/result/59843572.png (http://www.speedtest.net)
Wish it was mine...just ran it from a server with 2 BF2 32player maxed out and a 2142 48 player maxed out running..so not bad for a busy machine. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

http://www.speedtest.net/result/59867872.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

Hmmmm my uploqad is pitiful.. I have cable too. Ill have to call comcast about that.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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