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25-04-2004, 03:14 PM
Hi there i ust found out that Windows XP steals about 20% of your bandwidth..
And how to fix this u simple do this
step1: Star/run and typ "gpedit.msc" then enter
Step2: Computer config/admin.../Network/QoS Packet Scheduler/
Step3: Choose limit reservable bandwidth
Step4: Activate the thing and set it to 0%
Step5: Enjoy faster internet:!!!:
I dont know if the ../..../.../ is right becouse i have my on swedish.. but i think u understand.. Enjoy :p
25-04-2004, 03:18 PM
ANd to activate it ust reboot the computer :D
25-04-2004, 04:14 PM
done that now :D
25-04-2004, 06:43 PM
hmmm, if its disabled then it shouldn't steal any bandwidth. Only when its enabled.......but can you prove that it does take 20%?
25-04-2004, 08:36 PM
Sorry, but I have to make a correction here. Can't let this rumour go
unanswered! This is just another one of the pieces of FUD flowing
around the Internet about Windows XP. Please see Q316666 - I've posted
the appropriate pieces from the article blow.
The setting controls how much QoS can reserve - notice the word
reservable in the Policy setting.
You can also edit it's settings from Local Group Policy. Start | Run |
GPEDIT.MSC | Computer Configuration | Network | QoS Packet Scheduler |
Limit Reservable Bandwidth
Notice the word _RESERVABLE_ not reserved. Feel free to test it out for
yourself - see if you get a magical ~ 20% increase in speed :-)
"Determines the percentage of connection bandwidth that the system can
reserve. This value limits the combined bandwidth reservations of all
programs running on the system.
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
If you enable this setting, you can use the "Bandwidth limit" box to
adjust the amount of bandwidth the system can reserve.
If you disable this setting or do not configure it, the system uses the
default value of 20 percent of the connection.
Important: If a bandwidth limit is set for a particular network adapter
in the registry, this setting is ignored when configuring that network
Clarification about QoS in End Computers That Are Running Windows XP
As in Windows 2000, programs can leverage QoS through the QoS
application programming interfaces (APIs) in Windows XP. One hundred
percent of the network bandwidth is available to be shared by all
programs unless a program specifically requests priority bandwidth. This
"reserved" bandwidth is still available to other programs unless the
requesting program is sending data. By default, programs can reserve up
to an aggregate bandwidth of 20 percent of the underlying link speed on
each interface on an end computer. If the program that reserved the
bandwidth is not sending enough data to utilize it completely, the
unused portion of the reserved bandwidth is available for other data
flows on the same host.
For more information about the QoS packet scheduler, refer to Windows XP
Help. Additional information about Windows 2000 QoS is available in the
Windows 2000 technical library.
Correcting Some Incorrect Claims About Windows XP QoS Support
There have been claims in various published technical articles and
newsgroup postings that Windows XP always reserves 20 percent of the
available bandwidth for QoS. These claims are incorrect. The information
in the "Clarification about QoS in End Computers That Are Running
Windows XP" section of this article correctly describes the behavior of
Windows XP systems.
25-04-2004, 09:53 PM
well then, that about answer my question in the briefest way possible :D
26-04-2004, 07:22 AM
Is it for Modem or for DSL and ISDN:eek:
01-12-2009, 01:12 PM
01-12-2009, 01:14 PM
thank u so much for your tweaks it worked, but i has greatly increased my performance, and when i checked for my speed using http://www.ip-details.com/internet-speed-test/ , it was the same no change why is that
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