Internet bandwidth refers to the amount of data your computer receives and sends over the Web. Different kind of connections will give you different bandwidth. For example, a dial-up connection will give you significantly less bandwidth than DSL or broadband connections. Using Microsoft's built-in Group Policy Editor, you can make changes and improve your Internet bandwidth.
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Use a shorter telephone line/networking cable while connecting your computer to a modem or a router. Shorter cables face less interferences and thus give you a better bandwidth.
Unplug your telephone handsets if you are using a dial-up connection. Even when unused, telephone handsets consume certain bandwidths, thus slowing down your Internet connection.
Close down unused programs and applications. Some programs use your Internet connection to download updates in the background even when they are not being used by you.
Click on the Start menu and select "Run." Type without the quotes "gpedit.msc" and press the "Enter" key. This will launch your Group Policy Editor.
Navigate to the following folder in the left pane: "Local Computer Policy" > "Computer Configuration" > "Administrative Templates" > "Network" > "QOS Packet Scheduler."
Double-click on "Limit Reservable Bandwidth." This will open a new properties dialogue box. Click on the tab labelled "Setting."
Click to select "Enable" under the subheading "Limit reservable bandwidth."
Reduce "Bandwidth limit" by clicking on the down arrow to "5%" and click on "Apply." Hit "OK." Restart your computer to end task.
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