As a matter of fact we are never satisfied with what we got. It is human tendency and nature that we seek for more and better. Similarly if we have an internet connection of 256 Kbps we seek for 1 Mbps. But as we know if you need something you need to pay more aswell. So today we will learn how to increase internet speed for windows XP by 20% and it wont charge you or ask for more money. All you need is Windows XP in your computer as I am not sure if this works to increase internet speed in windows 7 or windows vista. However you can go ahead and give it a try to increase internet speed for windows by 20%. But your curiosity would be that how can we increase internet speed for windows by 20% only why not 50% or even 100%. The story behind is that windows reserves 20% of bandwidth for itself as in for the windows updates. So we are going to increase internet speed for windows XP by 20% by unlocking the bandwidth, infact removing the reserved bandwidth and using the 100% bandwidth for browsing or downloading whatever it is.
If you want to tap into this locked speed then just 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 O % 7. Click on apply and then ok
Once you are done with these steps you have already increased your internet speed for windows XP by 20% and to check it I would request you to monitor the speeds before and after very accurately because its just 20% so in most of the cases [specially people having slow internet connection like me] will not even notice the difference.