Do you want to enjoy the speedy connection of your internet? People would really enjoy the most their computer if it is connected to the internet. However, the problem will then arise if their internet connection is not that admirable. Computer users would really prefer to have a speedy connection with their internet. Do you want to speed up your internet connection? This article will tell you the best 5 tweaks in boosting the speed of your internet connection. So, if you want to know how, consider reading this article.


People do have common problems with their internet connections at home. The problem would commonly arise between the old and the new computers. There are some new computers are hindering the connection of the old computers.  Like the new version of Microsoft Vista that has IPv6. This will not work cooperatively with the IPv4 procedure. In addition to that, almost all the internet users at home are upgrading their IP version to IPv6. That means, all the old computers that are not suitable for this version will not work. They would be left behind the dark even if they are still usable. If you are facing this kind of problem but can’t afford to abandon your old PC’s, do some magical tweaks.


These are the top 5 tweaks to speed up your internet connection:

  • Disable the IPv6 to get on the internet

You will not be able to speed up the internet if you are not connected to the internet. If you have IPv4 and IPv6 at home, this will create complications with your internet connections. You need to disable the IPv6 to have access on the internet with your IPv4. Go to the Start menu then choose the Network option. After that go to the Sharing Center and click the Manage Network Connections. On the screen, a wireless connection that will display that it can’t connect to networks. You need to right click the icon and choose the “Properties” option.

You will then see the IPv4 and IPv6 options. You need to disable the IPv6 and click ok. Then, restart your computer. But, a problem about the compatibility issue will appear, you need to auto-tune your Vista.

  • The Autotuning

The new version of the Vista comes with the “Receive Window Auto-Tuning” feature. You can’t avail this feature with your old PC or old internet connections at home. This will hinder your internet connection. You need to disable this feature. Just go to the Start menu and enter “cmd” then right click the command icon. Choose the “Run as Administrator” option and click it. A command box will appear, you need to type the code ““netsh interface tcp set global autotuning=disabled”. This will disable the autotuning feature.

  • The Bandwidth

The new PC versions like Vista and Windows XP have reserved 20% of available bandwidth for applications like Windows update.  The reserved bandwidth is called QoS Reserve Bandwidth Limit. Reduce this and gain your bandwidth back. In the Start menu type the code “regedit”. Then, go to “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows”. Right click on the Windows and make new key named “Psched”. Right click again and make a new entry called “DWORD”. Then name it as “nonbesteffortlimit” and disable the reserved bandwidth by setting it to zero value.

  • Modify your browser (Firefox and IE)

It is best also to modify the speed of your internet browsers. For Firefox, just type “about:config” in the address bar. If there are any warnings that will appear just ignore them. Enter “network” in the filter field and choose the “network.http.pipelining.maxrequests” option through scrolling down. Change from 4 to any higher number like 8-12.

For internet explorer: go to the Start menu and enter “regedit”. Then go to the “HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Internet Settings” and locate the “MaxConnectionsPerServer” and “MaxConnectionsPer1_0Server”. To increase the performance of your internet explorer browser set it at least 10. You will then observe its speedy performance.

  • Enhance the DNS cache

This will help also in accelerating the speed of your internet connection. Go the Start menu and enter the code “regedit”. Next, go to “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Dnscache\Parameters”. Right click at the right on the white space and attach the four DWORD values: CacheHashTableSize, MaxSOACacheEntryTtlLimit, CacheHashTableBucketSize and MaxCacheEntryTtlLimit. If you are done choosing the sites from the list, the consensus will be in decimal settings of CacheHashTableSize to 384, MaxSOACacheEntryTtlLimit to 301, CacheHashTableBucketSize to 1 and MaxSOACacheEntryTtlLimit to 301.


After all these processes, you can now restart your PC and increase computer speed of your internet connection.

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