If you use Windows XP Professional then it is possible to squeeze an extra 20% out of your internet connection. By default Windows XP Pro holds back 20% of your Internet speed for various services like windows update and spyware checks.

If you want to tap into this locked speed then make the following changes:

1. Go to Start-> Run-> and type gpedit.msc
2. Expand the Administrative Templates branch
3. Expand the Network tab
4. Highlight QoS Packet Scheduler
5. Click on Limit Reservable Bandwidth and check the enabled box
6. Then Change the Bandwidth limit % to 0 %

Once you have done this click apply and restart your PC. After rebooting you should see a noticeable improvement in your net speed.

147 Comments

  1. thnx it works.:”))))))))))

  2. It’s Really Working yar !!!!!!!

  3. yeah it really works

  4. Ravi says:

    to increase internet speed

  5. dhananjay says:

    thank you 4 valid info.

  6. sarim says:

    Friend I could not found (Limit Reservable Bandwidth ) after QoS Packet Scheduler…please help..I m using Window XP professional service pack 2

  7. VIkky says:

    Thanx dude ….its really worksss

  8. kanwarbir says:

    thanks mannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

  9. milind says:

    wow its great really do work thanks a lot to providing such valuable my wed page even took time to open any web site but after i did it was away sum……..

  10. Flora says:

    so cool, it really works.. I tried it and very successful..keep up the good work.

  11. Aditya says:

    Speed is not increasing

  12. Piklu says:

    It really works…

  13. allwyn says:

    speed increasing, thank you

  14. Ani says:

    The speed of my internet browsing has increased on applying the method you wrote. Thanks a lot. But I am wondering that will this affect other configuration settings that have been in effect before the change? Will they be bad and drastic changes or not something that I should worry about? Awaiting your early response.

  15. nasir says:

    thanx it’s working very well

  16. Gertje says:

    I’m running windows xp and when I run gpedit.msc it can’t seem to find it :( anyone know what I should do?

  17. vishal says:

    is it legal to increase speed like this
    please tell me
    at vishal.24march@yahoo.in

  18. javad says:

    its okay

  19. esmail says:

    please another tips , not working

  20. Do you know any tips for Increasing Download Speeds for Windows 7? Be really grateful to know if you do please

  21. Raghav says:

    Hi,

    I cannot see QoS Packet Scheduler under the Network Tab.Please help.
    Thanks,
    Raghav

  22. muthuvel says:

    Go to Start-> Run-> and type gpedit.msc
    2. Expand the Administrative Templates branch
    3. Expand the Network tab
    4. Highlight QoS Packet Scheduler
    5. Click on Limit Reservable Bandwidth and check the enabled box
    6. Then Change the Bandwidth limit % to 22 %

  23. akshat says:

    thnx dude, can u tell me sum more tricks n tips??
    thnx again

  24. jagpot says:

    All of a sudden I can’t seem to load attachments from emails. They take maybe 40 mins if they do load but uaually stopat 4% loaded. What can I do?

  25. prati says:

    thanks mate, its works.
    continue telling this type of help ful tips

  26. jordan says:

    This tweakk does NOT work. Microsoft has confirmed that it the reservation is only used when needed, and NOT permanently allocated. Therefore just because its default is set to 20% does NOT mean only 80% bandwidth is available for all NON-QOS applications. The allocation is only used when a QOS application – like VOIP & some games, can use up to 20% (default) of the bandwidth and no more. This is a known misconception with XP tweaks.

    Hope this helps.

  27. Naveen says:

    i think its work

  28. ritesh says:

    speed not inc kuch achi tip ho to batao jo kam bhi kare without any harm , jesi thi vesi hi speed hai

  29. vishal says:

    m agree with u ritesh my net speed also nt incsd….
    do any one know really how to inc the speed of my net…
    if yes then plz plz tell me,my ntwrk provider is airtel n m using 799 unlimited plan….
    thank u

  30. Arpan says:

    Hey it is great trick.i am using tata docomo internet and my download speed increased 50%

  31. Aakash says:

    I have
    4GB DDR3 SDRAM
    2TB HD
    Intel Core i7 Processor
    It’s too slow, pls help…

  32. shubham says:

    madarchod trick

  33. manish says:

    this is 4 varsha ..
    hey your 1gb ram is sufficient 4 speed i think u ‘ve some other prob. plz if u r available in orkut then chat and i try to solve ur prob. i leave my e mail id here ..

  34. swar says:

    hello sir,
    i am swardeep and i am using a dial-up connection on my pc through my nokian70 with airtel connection and the spped of internet is so slow so plz tell me that how i increase my internet speed.

  35. Anurag Sharma says:

    I can not find gpedit.msc while openiong run option and type ‘gpedit.msc’ and click ok .It says that no file found.pz help

  36. Akarsh says:

    thanks bro working great
    video dwnld is very fast….
    xp PRO sp3. 512mb ram
    net speed-228kbps

  37. prabhakaran says:

    hmmmmm!!! not working???

  38. kartik says:

    hey this works thank you!

  39. Deepak says:

    it does work…..nice

  40. kanth says:

    HELP!!!

    thrs no network branch under administrative branch

  41. sandeep kumar says:

    it’s amazing thanks, my dear friend. you rock’s

  42. bittu says:

    really its good tip please follow those steps defiantly its work

  43. Altaf says:

    ya its Gr8 tip :)

  44. AAS says:

    nice tip perfect works……..

  45. Jaskamal singh a student says:

    i think dat if i do the above method of increasingh speed by clicking on enable my pc’s prosessor will be effected that is my thinking else is ur thinking ………………………………

  46. akhil ram says:

    nice work

  47. maymay says:

    well thanks but when i type gpedit.msc they say its invalid and check for spelling
    pleeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaassssssssssseeeeeeeee helppppppppppppppppp:'( i beg ya :3

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