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Increase Bitorrent speeds on Windows

Ever wonder why your Torrents upload and download speeds are slow despite being on Broadband? Well, most ISP’s (Internet Service Providers) use a product called Sandvine for packet shaping.  While this article does not go into details about packet shaping, it does offer a way around Sandvine on Windows     Step 1 Download WIPFW from http://wipfw.sourceforge.net/ Step 2 Extract the downloaded zip to C:\Program Files\WIPFW Step 3 In the WIPFW directory, run install-deny.cmd Step 4 Save the following in the file C:\windows\System32\drivers\etc\protocol Code: # Copyright (c) 1993-1999 Microsoft Corp.## This file contains the Internet protocols as defined by RFC …

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Tweaking Firefox & Mozilla for Performance

Performance Settings Open up user.js in /path/to/firefox/install with your favorite text editor. For Mozilla, you need to edit /path/to/user profile/profile name/prefs.js Now change and add the following below.   Quick and Dirty Settings user_pref(“network.http.pipelining”, true); user_pref(“network.http.pipelining.firstrequest”, true); user_pref(“network.http.pipelining.maxrequests”, 30); user_pref(“nglayout.initialpaint.delay”, 0); Common to all configurations These are the settings that seem to be common to all configuration files regardless of connection speed or computer speed with a couple of additions – plugin paths can be found with about:plugins and the bookmark menu delay is turned off. user_pref(“network.http.pipelining”, true); user_pref(“network.http.proxy.pipelining”, true); user_pref(“network.http.pipelining.maxrequests”, 8); user_pref(“content.notify.backoffcount”, 5); user_pref(“plugin.expose_full_path”, true); user_pref(“ui.submenuDelay”, 0);   Fast …

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Windows 7 and Windows Vista PerformanceTweak

For those of you wishing to get the most out of your memory hungry Windows Operating System, the guide can help disable unneeded services reducing both memory used and increasing performance. For those who wish to get the most out of their Computer and you are not part of a corporate network, then you can safely disable the following services by going to Windows 7  Control Panel–> System and Security –> Administrative Tools–> Services Windows Vista Control Panel –> Administrative Tools –>Services   Application Management Background Intelligent Transfer Service Base Filtering Engine Block Level Backup Engine Service Certificate Propagation COM+ …

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Faster Browsing on Vista Tweak

Windows Vista and Server 2008 ships with various components that do not always function as predicted. One of these features only works on some newer routers, and causes performance issues when using any other router.  This quick change will speed up your browsing of websites regardless of browser. Log on to your Vista Computer as Administrator or with an account with Administrative rights. Alternatively you may Run As Administrator   1. Go to Start 2. Go to Run 3. Type in CMD (press enter) 4. Type in netsh interface tcp show global   If you have Receive Window Auto-Tuning Level …

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Windows XP / 2000 Broadband Tweak

Just Paste into a text file. Rename the text file to .REG and then merge into your registry and reboot.     Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters] “DataBasePath”=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f, 00,74,00,25,00,5c,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00, 64,00,72,00,69,00,76,00,65,00,72,00,73,00,5c,00,65,00,74,00,63,00,00,00 “NameServer”=”” “ForwardBroadcasts”=dword:00000000 “IPEnableRouter”=dword:00000000 “UseDomainNameDevolution”=dword:00000001 “EnableICMPRedirect”=dword:00000000 “DeadGWDetectDefault”=dword:00000000 “DontAddDefaultGatewayDefault”=dword:00000001 “EnableSecurityFilters”=dword:00000000 “AllowUnqualifiedQuery”=dword:00000000 “PrioritizeRecordData”=dword:00000001 “KeepAliveTime”=dword:000493e0 “PerformRouterDiscovery”=dword:00000000 “SynAttackProtect”=dword:00000002 “DefaultTTL\”=dword:00000080 “TcpMaxDupAcks”=dword:00000002 “SackOpts”=dword:00000001 “EnablePMTUBHDetect”=dword:00000000 “EnablePMTUDiscovery”=dword:00000001 “GlobalMaxTcpWindowSize”=dword:00007fff “Tcp1323Opts”=dword:00000001 “TcpWindowSize”=dword:00007fff “MaxUserPort”=dword:0000ffff “MaxHashTableSize”=dword:00001000

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