Optimising net connection

Discussion in 'Windows XP Networking' started by Jojo, Dec 12, 2014.

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    I don't know if anyone else is having problems, but in the last few weeks or so, my connection has slowed considerably, from over 50Mb to less that 5.

    To reinforce the issue, on my W7 drive it remains over 60Mb

    Anyway, I've managed to push it back up to about 35Mb, using this : http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/speedguide_net_tcp_optimizer.html

    It isn't perfect, but I'm sure this can be resolved soon.

    This site has some excellent advice, though the program is suggests is not, in my opinion, as good as the Major Geeks one.

    http://tweaks.com/windows/37934/hacking-windows-xp-speed-up-your-network-and-internet-access/
     
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    well, I tried the one from tweaks.com and it did not change my upload or download speed, so I am stuck with 4.27Mbps, wish I had your isp service as mine says I am only paying for 1Mbps.
     
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    That's unfortunate Elizabeth.

    But that is a pretty respectable speed, depending upon what you need to do.
     
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    I wish I had not messed with anything, as now I cannot get my IPSEC services started, and keep getting an error , I hate errors!! :)

    do you have Ipsec services disabled??
     
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    Yeah!!, I fixed it, if you uninstall Client for Microsoft Networks as per that tweak link, you will not be able to start Ipsec service and you will get an error, well I was finally able to reinstall it. now I am good to go.
     
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    I wasn't suggesting uninstalling anything, just turning it off.

    IPSEC is rarely used and takes up resources.

    It sounds as if it is important or useful, in reality it can be safely switched off in Services.

    http://www.updatexp.com/ipsec-services.html
    http://www.theeldergeek.com/ipsec_services.htm
    http://www.wilderssecurity.com/threads/do-i-need-ipsec.128074/

    Also, this document from M$

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc776369(v=ws.10).aspx

    which applies to homes users who are not connected to a specific corporate network.

    I will also add that I turned off IPSEC several years ago and never had any problems.
     
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    These will also improve performance. Though designed for IE, they also will affect Firefox.

    They are a matter of taste though, since some of these images may be important to you.

     
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    Okay, have disabled Ipsec, just wanted to clear the error, will check to see how things go and with your other suggestions for IE, have performed the actions and will check out the results, Thanks. :)
     
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