Well I have a pretty decent cable connection and its networked among my three computers. Each computer recieves about 350 kb per second but lately its slowing to somthing pretty close to dialup. It takes me about 5 minutes now to connect to GF. Any ideas that could help bring the speed back up?
if you dont have one already then get a router preferably on that 10/100 Mbits to auto manage your connection between the internet and comps. and you will only need one ip address cause the router will assume your assigened ip and assign sub ips to your comps so like myself i no longer pay extras to have ips for all my 4 comps in the house to connect to one internet connection.
I take what n0e says way too seriously
1st March 2003
Cable, eh? Maybe some ass in the neighborhood is staling all the bandwidth with an uncapped modem? Unlikely, but a possibility....
haha. I wish. Most people around here dont even know that there was a faster connection speed than dialup...
a more advanced tweak that can help- go to registry editor (start run and type regedit then hit enter) navigate to Hkey_local_Machine - system - controlset001 - services - Tcpip(way at the bottom) - Parameters In the right side look for TcpWindowSize a DWORD value what ever is in the parenthesis under Data column is the decimal value if you change this this you change the byte size of all the data packets leaving your machine, different areas have optilmal TcpWindowSize setting the setting in there needs to be a factor of 8, so if you wanted 32kByte packets it would be 32768 Try values of 16384 up to 131072 jumping up or down by 8k (8192_ try each setting for a couple days to see if your transfer speed stay sam increase or get better a setting to high my have symptoms of dowload disconnections or jumpy dowload to low and your connection will be stable but slower.
I had the problem of sharing the bandwith between 4 comps. But even though there's a router controling the flow, i usually only go online with one computer because things like AIM and Shareaza are total bandwith hogs when coming off a seperate ip.