Broadband Hack to Increase the Speed of your Internet Connection

It is possible to increase the download and upload speed of your Internet connection without paying extra money to your Internet Service Provider (ISP) On your PC. I believe you are familiar with difference between bandwidth and speed of a connection. An end user cannot improve the ISP allotted Internet bandwidth without their permission but it is possible to increase Internet connection speed by simple broadband hacking. Here we use methods like reducing the reserved bandwidth limit set by Windows and optimizing TCP/IP settings to improve the data connection speed on a PC. Let us check each of these steps in detail.

Improve Upload and Download Speed On a PC
  1. Remove Reserved Bandwidth limit on your computer

    Windows OS keeps 20% of Internet connection bandwidth as reserve for applications running on the computer. If you remove this reservation, you can add the unused 20% to the current speed you are enjoying. In order to do this, you have to edit group policy edit and change the reserve from default 20% to 0%. Follow the steps below to perform this.

    • Type gpedit.msc on Run and click OK

    • Select Computer Configuration and go to Administrative Templates

    • Click on Network

    • Double Click on QOS Packet Scheduler
      How to hack Internet Speed

      Now the "Limit Reservable Bandwidth" Window opens and you can see it as not configured. If you read the note there you can see "If you disable this setting or do not configure it, the system uses the default value of 20 percent of the connection." We have to enable this and change the default 20% to 0%. This will increase your broadband speed up to 20%.
      Limit Reservable Bandwidth

    • Reboot your computer after closing the window.

    After completing this step, you can see an improvement on broadband speed on your computer.

  2. Perform a Power Cycle

    Synchronization issues between network devices can slow down the entire LAN. To remove any such chances and speedup your network, I recommend a power cycle if you feel you are getting slower connection than you expect. If you do not know how it is done, I suggest you to visit the link below.
    How to Perform Power Cycle

  3. Remove Temp files and cache

    It is advised to delete temp files and browser cache stored on your laptop occasionally to remedy slower connectivity.
    How to Delete Temp files

  4. Prevent Unauthorized Users

    If you are using Wireless network, it is better make sure there is no Internet sharing with unauthorized users. To ensure this you have to use best wireless key encryption to protect your wireless LAN from hackers and intruders.

  5. Make sure no unwanted Programs consuming Internet Bandwidth

    Many users complained about getting slower Internet connection than the ISP offered. After checking their computer, we found many back ground programs consuming considerable portion of their broadband bandwidth. One example is torrent (peer to peer software). After denying Internet access to those applications, users feel better data transfer rate.

  6. Make sure Network components are working fine

    Faulty  switch, Ethernet cable, modem etc can slow down a network. So you should check your network devices thoroughly and make sure they are working fine.

  7. Make sure no Network worms and malicious programs running

    Malicious programs like network worm etc can consume the bandwidth. So you have to run periodic security scan to avoid malicious infections.

  8. TCP/IP Optimizing

    Another tweak is to optimize default TCP/IP system settings. There is a third party tool which automatically optimize system TCP/IP settings. It changes the Windows registry value for the optimum performance. Download link is given below.

    TCP Optimizer works by tuning up all the important TCP/IP parameters (MTU, RWIN,QoS,ToS/Diffserv prioritization). It optimizes the TCP/IP suit for better MTU and so the stateful connections(eg:video streaming, downloads) will be faster.

Check the Influence of The Above Mentioned Tweaks

This picture shows my old broadband speed before following the steps mentioned above.
Broadband hack for slower data transfer rate

The two things we need to notice are download and upload speed.
Download: 0.46
Upload : 0.24

See the difference after following the above steps;

Download: 1.00

Upload : 0.44

By analyzing the result, we can see the improvement on upload and download rate after performing the simple system tweaks. If you are not interested to install any third party tool on your laptop, you may avoid the TCP/IP optimizer and follow the rest of the instructions.

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