XP Bandwidth

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Loth, May 3, 2002.

  1. Loth

    Loth Guest

    I heard that there is a way to remove the 20% of your bandwidth that XP reserves for networking thus allowing you to get 100% of your available bandwidth.... any truth to this... if so anyone know how?
  2. Narcissus

    Narcissus Guest

    I think its in the tweaks section
  3. Loth

    Loth Guest

    nope just looked not there..... trying to get the full story from a friend but I can't get ahold of him. was hoping someone here knew how to do it
  4. Narcissus

    Narcissus Guest

    sorry xp guides / speed
  5. l0g0ut

    l0g0ut OSNN Addict

    Got this from speedguide.net...

    The following tweak applies only to Windows XP Professional edition.

    The default system behavior is that all 100% bandwidth is available, however, if there is a running application that indicates to the OS it needs to send high priority/real time data, then as long as it has the socket open, Windows XP will restrict “best effort” traffic to 80% of the bandwidth so that high priority traffic can be accommodated. Basically, applications can make this request to the operating system for QoS support using the QoS application programming interfaces (APIs) in Windows and this only applies if a specific app is requesting QoS.

    If you'd like to change how much bandwidth is reserved for QoS (the default is 20% of the total bandwidth), do the following:

    1. Make sure you're logged in as "Administrator" (not just any account with admin privileges).
    2. Navigate to START>Run and type: gpedit.msc
    3. Navigate to Local Computer Policy > Administrative Templates > Network > QOS Packet Scheduler
    4. In the right window, double-click the limit reservable bandwidth setting
    5. On the setting tab, check the enabled setting.
    6. Where it says "Bandwidth limit %", change it to read 0 (or whatever percentage you want to reserve for high priority QoS data)
    7. Click OK, close gpedit.msc

    Under START > My Computer > My Network Connections > View Network Connections, right-click on your connection and under Properties (where it lists your protocols), make sure QOS Packet Scheduler is enabled.

    You need to reboot for changes to take effect.
  6. Loth

    Loth Guest

    Thanks alot Logout... thats exactly what I was looking for
  7. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

    new york
    first of all, you are wasting your time, the qos does not take any of your bandwith, the only time qos will affect your bandwith is when you are performing a high priority activity, like critical update...that's it, so WILL NOT GET ANY EXTRA SPEED OUT OF THIS TWEAK...

    and second of all, even if you still didn't want qos for whatever reason, simply open services, and dissable the bloomin thing, no need for anything more involved then that