WARNING: MESSING WITH YOUR REGISTRY CAN F*CK YOU UP!
This is a nice little tweak to get 20% of bandwidth back.Microsoft reserve 20% of your available bandwidth for their own purposes (suspect for updates and interrogating your machine etc..).
- Click Start–>Run–>type “gpedit.msc” without the ”
- This opens the group policy editor. Then go to Local Computer Policy–>Computer Configuration–>Administrative Templates–>
Network–>QOS Packet Scheduler–>Limit Reservable Bandwidth
- Double click on Limit Reservable bandwidth. It will
say it is not configured, but the truth is under the
‘Explain’ tab : “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.”
- So the trick is to ENABLE reservable bandwidth, then
set it to ZERO. This will allow the system to reserve nothing, rather
than the default 20%.
- works on XP Pro, 2000 and 2003 but not sure about
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