Wednesday, 5 September 2007

Microsoft Hoards 20% of your bandwidth for itself!

Today, i was astonished to find out that MS reservs 20% of the available internet bandwidth on your PC for its own applications - windows update etc... I found this reading Liquid Boys blog here:

Here is what he suggested you do to get around it:

Click Start then Run and type “gpedit.msc” without quotes.

This opens the “group policy editor” and go to: “Local Computer Policy”

Then “Computer Configuration” Then “Administrative Templates”

Then select “Network” then “QOS Packet Scheduler”

After that select “Limit Reservable Bandwidth”.

Double click on Limit Reservable bandwidth. 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.”
So the trick is to ENABLE reservable bandwidth, then set it to ZERO. This will allow the system to reserve nothing, rather than the default 20%.

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