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    software to boost Internet Speed

    Can anyone recommend software to speed up internet for surfing the Net?

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    I'm seeing several questions from you in different threads with a similar theme.

    IMO, there is no "magic bullet" software...for anything.

    Having a good ISP that delivers the speeds (down and up) and quality promised, a properly configured router, modem, and network adapter, a browser with only the bare necessities for add-ons all contribute to the type of experience you'll have surfing the net.

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    There are some utilities that can do a little housekeeping, a little tweaking here and there, however, as the last poster indicated -- there are no magic bullets. And, those utilities I've used -- I only used them when I had connectivity problems.
    "Take care of thy backups and thy restores shall take care of thee." Ben Franklin revisited.
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    Thanks for the advise

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    It's pretty much as been said, but you may want to play with these settings http://betanews.com/2011/01/20/use-h...k-connections/ and ensuring the MTU is optimum will also help.

    TCP Optimizer will do this for you but both the router and computer's MTU setting must be set to 1500 first.

    Computers are usually default set to this but the router may not be.

    http://www.speedguide.net/downloads.php

    This needs to be run as an administrator so when it first appears on your screen and try to run it, it will tell you that and the article includes a link for its user instructions.

    Close it up and go to your Downloads folder and right click on it to select Run as administrator.

    To change the MTU setting in a computer, go Start - type cmd - right click on cmd and select Run as administrator - accept the UAC then enter -

    netsh interface ipv4 show interfaces

    This will display the Pseudo Loop, your wireless and Ethernet interfaces with their Index (Idx) numbers in the left column.

    Say the wireless Index number is 17 as in mine - to change this from 1500 to 1492 you would enter -

    netsh interface ipv4 set subinterface 17 mtu=1492 store=persistent

    Do the same for the Ethernet using its Idx number then redo the "show interfaces" command to confirm the changes.

    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
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    C:\Windows\system32>netsh interface ipv4 show interfaces

    Idx Met MTU State Name
    --- ---------- ---------- ------------ ---------------------------
    1 50 4294967295 connected Loopback Pseudo-Interface 1
    17 25 1500 connected Wireless Network Connection
    12 5 1500 disconnected Local Area Connection


    C:\Windows\system32>netsh interface ipv4 set subinterface 17 mtu=1492 store=persistent
    Ok.


    C:\Windows\system32>netsh interface ipv4 set subinterface 12 mtu=1492 store=persistent
    Ok.


    C:\Windows\system32>netsh interface ipv4 show interfaces

    Idx Met MTU State Name
    --- ---------- ---------- ------------ ---------------------------
    1 50 4294967295 connected Loopback Pseudo-Interface 1
    17 25 1492 connected Wireless Network Connection
    12 5 1492 disconnected Local Area Connection


    C:\Windows\system32>

    And change it in your router.
    Last edited by Sudo15; 2015-12-12 at 11:52.

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    A faster CPU and GPU always seems to help the apparent speed.
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    Thanks for the advise guys

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