If you want a faster internet connection without changing your ISP plan, you should try optimizing your existing connection. There are ways to improve your internet connection with the command prompt. These are quick powerful tweaks that will allow you to get better usage out your existing connection. This is not going to change your speed dramatically but it will improve your existing connection significantly.
There first tweak will work on any version of windows. This will involving you altering one of your internet TCP options. TCP stands for transmission control protocol. This essential controls how much data is be downloaded and uploaded on your connection. Windows sets a window which is scaled to fit your connection. The bigger the window the more data can flow through. Windows usually makes the window smaller and larger to improve performance.
However, the problem is that routers and modem do necessarily support the TCP scaling option which causes conflict and can actually degrade your internet performance. So, it may be better to go into your connections and remove this option. Follow the instructions below to complete this option.
- Click Start
- Choose All Programs from the menu
- Go to Accessories
- Select the command prompt. Its best to run the command prompt as the administrator, you can do this by right clicking the command prompt and choosing this option.
- Once you are in the command prompt you will need to write this line. You can simply copy and paste it also.
- For Windows 7 Users, type or copy paste these commands. First to gain control of your settings and then disable the function
1st Disable Settings, Type:
netsh int tcp set heuristics disabled
2nd Use the Disable command
To disable TCP Auto- Tuning, Type:
netsh interface tcp set global autotuning=disabled
Re-enable TCP Auto-Tuning
1. Open Command Line as the Administrator and Type:
netsh interface tcp set global autotuning=normal
Here is the sequence in images and video
You can find the command prompt in the Accesories folder
Run the command prompt as the Admistrator to ensure that the settings stick
Entering the netsh interface tcp set global autotuning=disabled give you faster internet speeds by disabling the TCP Autotuing Window.
You can watch the Video to see how this works also.
For more ways to optimize your connection to get faster internet speeds, click here.