How to Max Out DSL Upload Speeds

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How to Max Out DSL Upload Speeds
Optomize Windows 7 Internet network connections. (cable modem image by IKO from Fotolia.com)

Windows computers that use DSL (digital subscriber lines) to connect to the Internet include a number of little known "tweaks" that can be used to optimise connection speeds. If you are sharing files over the Internet, uploading frequently, or experiencing slow Internet connectivity, there are several settings that can be changed on a Windows computer to increase DSL upload speeds. Use the "netsh" and "Registry Editor" utilities to increase the performance of your Internet DSL connection.

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Things you need

  • Microsoft Windows 7 computer
  • Credentials of an account with administrator permissions on the Windows 7 computer

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Log in to the Windows 7 computer using the user name and password of an account that has administrator permissions on the computer. Click the "Start" button in the lower-left corner of the PC desktop, then click "Search." Type "cmd" in the "Search" box and right-click on the command line icon that appears and click "Run as Administrator."

  2. 2

    Type "netsh int tcp set heuristics disabled" on the command line and tap the "Enter" key. Type "netsh int tcp set global congestionprovider=ctcp " at the command prompt and press the "Enter" key.

  3. 3

    Run the "Internet Connectivity Evaluation Tool" (see Resources) to test whether your Internet Router supports the ECN (Explicit Congestion Notification) setting. If your router supports ECN, then type "netsh int tcp set global ecncapability=enabled" on the command line and tap the "Enter" key.

  4. 4

    Type "netsh int tcp set global chimney=enabled" at the command prompt and tap the "Enter" key. Enter "netsh int tcp set global netdma=enabled" on the command line and press the "Enter" key.

  5. 5

    Click the "Start" button, click the "Search" box and type "regedit." Tap the "Enter" key. Navigate to the "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters" directory in the "Registry Editor" window. Double-click on the "DisableTaskOffload" item and replace the current "Value Data" field entry in the window that appears with a "1" and click "OK." Click "Edit" then click "New," then click "DWORD" and type "TCPMaxDataRetransmissions" in the name box of the item that appears in the right pane. Double-click on the "TCPMaxDataRetransmissions" item and type "7" in the "Value Data" field and click "OK."

  6. 6

    Navigate to the "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\ServiceProvider" directory in the "Registry Editor" window and double-click on the "DnsPriority" item and change the "Value Data" entry to "6." Double-click on the "HostsPriority" item and change the "Value Data" entry to "5." Click the "OK" button. Click the red "X" in the upper right corner of the "Registry Editor" window to close the window. Reboot the computer.

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