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September 19, 2011

Although this trick is quite old and already posted in many websites, but I still felt that this may help any person who is not aware of this trick. This is quiet a simple one and can be done just by editing the registry settings. By default, Microsoft reserves 20% of your available bandwidth for their own purposes like Windows Updates and interrogating your PC, etc. Thus we can increase the internet speed by taking away this 20% of the bandwidth allocation.

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  1. Click on “Start” and then click on “Run” and type “gpedit.msc” without quotes. This opens the group policy editor.
  2. Then go to:
    Local Computer Policy –> Computer Configuration –> Administrative Templates –> Network –> QOS Packet Scheduler –> Limit Reservable Bandwidth.
  3. Double click on Limit Reservable Bandwidth.
  4. It will say it is not configured, but the truth is under the ‘Explain’ tab i.e.” By default, the Packet Scheduler limits the system to 20 percent of the bandwidth of a connection, but you can use this setting to override the default.”
  5. So the trick is to ENABLE Reservable Bandwidth and then set it to ZERO. This will allow the system to reserve nothing, rather than the default 20%.

Voilla now you have gained a 20% bandwidth increase in your internet connection. Hope this has helped few people out there, if yes, then please do comment or share this post with your friends.

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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Sagar October 4, 2011 at 12:35 pm

I tried this but has not make any difference.
first i tried it on (0%)
and then on (90%)
but no difference was experienced.


2 johnl December 29, 2011 at 5:25 am

You are right that this is old and has been on several websites previously. What you failed to mention was that on every one of those sites this information is proven to not work and to be quite incorrect. I cannot remember the exact details but Microsoft does not reserve 20% of your bandwidth as every one who tries this will find out. It is what we call an old wives tale.


3 Samuel March 5, 2012 at 9:06 am

This tweak does not work as claimed in the article, and in fact can lead to undesireable network performance under load. Please refer to the last two sections of this article for clarification:


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