Tech Tips: How to increase your Bandwidth by 20%?

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Microsoft reserves 20% of your available bandwidth for their own purposes like Windows Updates and interrogating your PC.. so carefull on what you install on your PC.. hehehe… 😉

If you don’t what to allot that 20%, then you can configure or disable the QOS Packet Scheduler settings of your Windows XP.

If you like to know more about QOS Packet Scheduler, before do something that you may regret later, you may want to visit:

To utilize that 20% bandwidth, here’s what you need to do:
1. Click Start then Run and type: gpedit.msc, then click OK.

This will open the group policy editor.

2. Then go to this location: Local Computer Policy > Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Network then QOS Packet Scheduler.

3. After clicking on the QOS Packet Scheduler folder on the right pane, double click on Limit Reservable Bandwidth.

4. By default the settings is set to “Not Configured” but when you read the information on the “Explain tab:” it says “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 default.”

5. To use that 20% of bandwidth, select “ENABLED” then set the Bandwidth limit (%) to ZERO (0).

6. Just don’t forget to click on APPLY and the OK button.

Last modified: February 3, 2009

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