Increased bandwidth by tweaking QoS...?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by cableman_xp, Apr 11, 2002.

  1. cableman_xp

    cableman_xp Guest

    I've read a couple of tweak advises claiming that you can boost your internet connection by following this guide:

    http://www.speedguide.net/Cable_modems/cable_reg_xp.shtml


    Now I wonder if this tweak is highly overestimated ?

    My connection is 256/128 kbps and my home network runs @ 100mbps through a switch to my cablemodem. That means I will never use more than average 0.25% of my link speed (checked it with Windows Task Manager|Networking) so what the heck that some application theoretically reserves 20% of my network speed when there's 80% (=80mbps) left for other tasks !

    Maybe it looks different for very slow home networks (10mbit) combined with VERY fast internet connections (>2mbps). Or if you connect your modem directly to an USB port ?

    Please feel free to post if you have experienced an increase with this tweak...


    Have a nice day :)
     
  2. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    The QoS tweak is a myth. For the QoS to "kick in" you will need a full load on your connection and a QoS capable application to "steal" the bandwith. In 99.999...% of the cases you don't.
     
  3. cableman_xp

    cableman_xp Guest

    - just what I thought !

    ...
    anyway I did change my bandwidth limit to 0% just in case !!!

    ;)
     
  4. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    ya, that tweak is a myth...BUT, no sense having the service running, I'd dissable it, just for that purpose alone