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This is a guide on how to customize your internet connect specifically to your hardware and tweak it to get the best performance. Most people will be greatly suprised by the amount of increase in performance with these tweaks. Before trying this it is highly reccomended that you create a system restore point incase something does not work right. If you do not know how to create a system restore point go here.

To start off with internet connection tweaking you are going to need a program called Cablenut, which is available for free at www.cablenut.com. Download the latest version of the program and install it.

Next you are going to need to find out your computers latency. To do this first open a command prompt window, this can be done by clicking on the start menu, then run, then type cmd and click run. Then you are going to need to find a large file for testing the connection, it doesnt matter what file this is becuase you will be able to delete it when you are done. If you have a high speed connection i would reccomend a file at least 20MB in size so that you have enough time. If you are on a 56k connection it does not have to be quite as large. Go ahead and start the download, then go back to the command prompt window and type in "tracert www.tweakxp.com". Then wait for test to finish. When it is finished you can go ahead and cancel the download. The test will come up with ratings in the form of ms or milliseconds. Next find the highest number that the test gave you.

Now you will need to calculate the settings to input into Cablenut. Luckily all you have to do is go to http://www.j79zlr.com/cablenutXP2k.php and type in a couple of things and it will give you your settings. First select your connection type. Then you need to put in your maximum download and upload limits. If you do not already know this you may be able to find it on your ISPs website, if not you may want to try contacting your ISP. Then type in your maximum latency that you got from the test that you performed. THen click compute settings, all of the fields below should be filled in with numbers now. Next scroll down a little bit further and click CCS File Download and save the file somehwere where you know where it is.

Next open up Cablenut and go to File>Open Custom Settings File. Find the file that you just downloaded and open it. All of the fields should be filled in with the numbers. Then all you have to do is click save and reboot and the settings will take effect.

Most people will be able to notice an increase in your internets peformance, but not everyone will notice a change

You may also want to look at other Windows tweaks at www.tweakxp.com

and for more internet tweaks and patches go here http://www.speedguide.net/downloads.php Thanks ItsLasher
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post #2 of 14
nice man, i'll try that out later for sure!
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post #3 of 14
Nice FAQ.........Looks good
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Just did the tweak and it seams to have increase the speeds a little. As for another way of getting your download and upload limits you can run test on them. I used the broadband speed test link to it http://www.dslreports.com/stest
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good work, definitely worth a go!!!
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post #6 of 14
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systemaxd the problem with that is that the test will NEVER show the maximum caps on the bandwidth limits and that is what is needed
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Internet* there is only 1 =D
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Snap! I doubled my speed! 2.0Mbps shot up to 4.4Mbps! Nice work!!!
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It didn't make the slightest difference for me... ^.^
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well..instant gratification to me...my pings dropped 50% and DL speed more than doubled.....
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