How To: Increase The Speed Of Internet Connection By 20% In Windows Vista
Fact: Windows Operating System uses 20% of your internet connection bandwidth by default!
Reason: Windows reserves 20% of your available bandwidth for several reasons related to QoS or Quality of Services like Internet telephone systems, video, and also Windows Updates.
Resolution: But there is a simple trick to utilize your full internet bandwidth . You can use this trick to accelerate your internet speed.Here’s how to get it back.
- Go to Windows Vista Start Menu > Run and then type “gpedit.msc” to run Group Policy Editor.
- You’ll need to provide administrative confirmation if User Account Control(UAC) is turned on.
- Go to Local Computer Policy > Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates.
- Under Administrative Templates, expand Network and then Qos Packet Scheduler.
- In the right panel, right click on Limit reservable bandwidth and then select Properties.
- In Limit reservable bandwidth Properties, click on Setting tab and then enable Limit reservable bandwidth.
- Here you can change Bandwidth Limit from default 20 to 0.
Note: 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. This setting will allow the system to reserve nothing, rather than the default 20%.
- Now , go to your Connection properties, select Networking and be sure Packet Scheduler is enabled .
- Click ok and the restart your computer.
- The Quality of Service Packet Scheduler is a Windows platform component that is enabled by default on Windows Vista and Windows XP computers. This scheduler is designed to control the IP traffic for various network services, including Real Time Communications traffic. This component must be installed and enabled if the QoS markings described earlier for audio and video traffic are to be implemented by the IP stack.
- QoS allow you to measure bandwidth, detect changing network conditions (such as congestion or availability of bandwidth), and prioritize or throttle traffic.
- Disabling or lowering the reserved percentage to much can cause problems with applications that rely on it. For example, with streaming media or VoIP(Voice Over IP) applications.
- Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc) is not available in Windows Vista Home and Vista Home Premium editions
- This trick is applicable to Windows XP Pro also.