Optimize Your Internet Connection

Optimize Your Internet Connection

PostBy: Richard S. On: Mon Dec 13, 2004 11:16 am

Adelphia Cable claims a max of 3000Kbps download and 256 Kbps upload (as they state this depends on network usage). It's a shared line so if your neighbor's kid fires up multiplayer game server this will affect your speed as will other things. A dial up modem would be 56 Kbps.....big difference. Although this can signifigantly increase cable speeds it will work for dial-up too.

I've found that before I optimized my computer I was getting about 1000 Kbps on average, a far distance from the claimed 3000 Kbps. As I have found out this is caused on my end not Adelphia's. You can test you line speed here, try them all to get an average before you optimize.

http://reviews.cnet.com/Bandwidth_meter ... 4_7-0.html

And probably the best test site for NEPA since this one is in NY:

After you get an average go here and download the first program listed, TCP Optimizer. http://www.speedguide.net/downloads.php I've tested this program and as of this writing it's safe to use. No viruses or spyware. After you download it there is no installation required, simply click on it to run. You may get a warning from XP but as I said as of this writing it's safe to use.

From the menu bar select file>backup current settings. This is important that you do this first. This program makes changes to your registry, if the changes affect your computer adversely you will be able to restore it by running the restore option also found under the file menu. After you have backed up your current settings select your connection type from the top, network adapter (if applicable), and optimal settings on the bottom. Click the "Apply Changes" button on the bottom, you will now be prompted to reboot (restart) your computer.

After you reboot try the speedtests again, you should see an improvement. Please let me know your results, currently I'm consistently hitting the max or right below what Adelphia claims. this a 200% improvement, quite a bit.

More information on using this program can be found here: http://www.speedguide.net/faq_in.php?category=100
Richard S.
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

PostBy: WNY On: Sat Nov 18, 2006 8:50 pm

I have Adelphia too and I have done much of these tweeks on my systems, it also has to do with your computer and the speed of it. It does help.

Using the bandwidthplace.com/speedtest

Both of computers hooked to the same router/connection.

This one, an older 800Mhz Win 98 machine - 1.5 Mb/Sec
The Other newer 1.8ghz Win XP machine - 3.8mb/sec

Definately a difference!!

Here are a couple more I have used to test.
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90K, Leisure Line Hyfire I
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker, LL & CoalTrol
Stove/Furnace Model: 90K, Hyfire I, VF3000 Soon

speed test

PostBy: timberman On: Sun Nov 19, 2006 12:35 am

I ran all of the speed tests but get different results each time. For example the bandwithplace.com I ran 10 different times and got 13.4 meg down to 1.3 meg. Most times around 5 to 8 meg. I tried the program and didn't notice any difference so I restored it back. My puter may be at its best as is.

PostBy: WNY On: Sun Nov 19, 2006 9:39 am

Sometimes it is all relative to the # of connections, time of day, etc...it can vary alot. but gives you an idea of your throughput and things are working like they should be. :)

my older computer it helped quite a bit, but the newer one made no difference.
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90K, Leisure Line Hyfire I
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker, LL & CoalTrol
Stove/Furnace Model: 90K, Hyfire I, VF3000 Soon