How to Increase Internet Speed With Tricks

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How to Increase Internet Speed With Tricks
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There are some tips, tricks and tweaks you can try on your computer system to increase the Internet speed. Some of these tricks relate to your Web browser, for instance Firefox or Internet Explorer, while others work on Windows’ default settings, which you need to edit from the registry to see improved Internet speed.

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    Increase Firefox’s browsing speed using a small trick. First, open Firefox and write “about:config” (without quotes) in the address bar. Hit the “Enter” key. On the next page, double-click on the “network.http.pipelining” link, and set its value to “True 3.” Double-click on "network.http.pipelining.maxrequests," and replace the value from “4” to “10.” Then, right-click anywhere on the page and create a new string called “nglayout.initialpaint.delay.” Set “0” as the value of this last string. Once you click “OK”, you will see noticeable change in the browsing speed of Firefox.

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    Increase Internet Explorer’s browsing speed from the Registry Editor. First, go to the “Start” menu and open “Run.” Type “Regedit” (without quotes) in the text box. Now the Registry Editor will pop open, from which you have to navigate to “HKEY_CURRENT_USER,” “Software,” “Microsoft,” “Windows,” “Current Version” and then “Internet Settings.” Here, you have to increase the decimal value from the default number. For instance, you can replace it with "10." You should now see noticeable improvement in the IE's browsing speed.

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    Open “My Computer” from the “Start” menu and go to its “Properties” by right-clicking on its icon. From the “Properties” window, click on the “Hardware” tab and select “Device Manager.” A “Device Manager” window will open now. Go to “Ports” and select “Communication port.” Once it opens, you will see the properties of Communication port. Select “Port Setting.” Here, increase the “Bits per second” speed from default to “128000.”

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    Distribute 20 per cent of Internet bandwidth that Windows reserves for its own tasks equally among all Web-based applications. Go to the “Start” menu and open “Run.” Type “Gpedit.msc” in the text box and click “OK.” When the group policy editor opens, navigate to “Local Computer Policy,” “Computer Configuration,” Administrative Templates,” “Network,” “QoS Packet Scheduler” and then “Limit Reservable Bandwidth.” Double-click on “Limit Reservable Bandwidth” and make sure the radio button is enabled. Where it says “20%” reserved bandwidth, replace the value with “0%.” You will now be able to enjoy 20 per cent faster Internet download speed.

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    Open Windows registry by clicking on “Run” from the “Start” menu and typing “Regedit” in the text box. When the window opens, navigate to “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE,” “SYSTEM,” “Current,” “Control,” “Set Services,” “Tcpip” and then “Service Provider.” Here, note down the following four lines and increase their priority all the while maintaining the same order.

    LocalPriority = 1f3 (499) – local names cache HostsPriority = 1f4 (500) – the HOSTS file DnsPriority = 7d0 (2000) – DNS NetbtPriority = 7d1 (2001) – NetBT name-resolution, including WINS

    According to Tips from Geeks website, the following settings should work well on your computer:

    LocalPriority = 005 (5) – local names cache HostsPriority = 006 (6) – the HOSTS file DnsPriority = 007 (7) – DNS NetbtPriority = 008 (8) – NetBT name-resolution, including WINS

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