One of core performance issues with Windows is curse of default settings. After install you get system that is tuned to work on any hardware and with any software user throws at it. Good for compatibility, sucks for getting every bit of performance.
TCP Optimizer is specialized tweaker utility that corrects multiply network-related settings to match speed of your connection.
What it does
TCP Optimizer takes your connection speed as input and sets all needed settings to match.
It does changes in bulk (those setting are tricky to hunt down manually) and can backup your current settings to be safe. It also has simplified registry editor to work with settings directly.
How to use
There are a lot of settings you can change but unless you are willing to spend some time studying (extensive documentation for TCP Optimizer is provided) them – don’t. Instead:
- Set slider to your connection speed in kilobits per second.
- Choose network adapter (might be one or few).
- Choose Optimal settings.
- Click Apply changes.
- Reboot to make them effective.
It is very improbable that you will get sudden great boost from this tweak. However:
- it is beneficial in long term;
- will make network more responsive (hard to describe this effect);
- fix issues caused by other software.
If you are really curious try checking download/upload speeds before and after. Speedtest service I had covered recently will do nicely.
Great free tweaker that should be part of initial setup for every PC connected to network of any kind. Works without installation.