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.

161 Comments

  1. Deepak says:

    it does work…..nice

  2. kanth says:

    HELP!!!

    thrs no network branch under administrative branch

  3. sandeep kumar says:

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

  4. bittu says:

    really its good tip please follow those steps defiantly its work

  5. Altaf says:

    ya its Gr8 tip :)

  6. AAS says:

    nice tip perfect works……..

  7. 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 ………………………………

  8. akhil ram says:

    nice work

  9. maymay says:

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

  10. Sandy says:

    Hi guys, I got a new Internet connection (512 MBPS Unlimited). What should be my Download and Upload Speed ? Please help…………….

  11. Hubhit says:

    How To Increase Your Internet Speed By 20% | Pc Tips Box…

    I will explain here about the procedure to increase speed of internet.There are some techniques to increase internet speed.Also softwares are used to increase internet speed….

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