Tweak your TCP settings

Whether you use a modem or broadband, you’ll get a faster connection if you tweak your connection’s TCP parameters. Among the most important of these is MaxMTU which, in simple terms, is the largest chunk of data you can send without it being broken up into smaller chunks en-route. Most techies determine MaxMTU by trial and error pinging using different packet sizes but it’s a tedious procedure and definitely not for beginners. TCPOptimizer from SpeedGuide.net is a free utility that will do the job for you automatically. Furthermore, it will use this value to advise you on your other TCP settings and then apply these values at the press of the button. There are commercial programs that will do much the same thing but TCPOptimizer does it just as well and is totally free. The only minus is the lack of in-program help. However you’ll find a useful FAQ at the SpeedGuide site. (225KB) http://www.speedguide.net/downloads.php http://www.speedguide.net/faq_in.php?category=100...

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