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Discussion in 'Computers, Games, Electronics etc' started by xj0hnx, Aug 17, 2005.

  1. xj0hnx

    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    ...a patch to increase the number of socket connections Windows allows you to use? The default is ten, the patch I found allows 50, would this increase DL/UL speeds? Generel internet speeds? Page loading?
     
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    I know there was a trick to make FF be faster by increasing the maximum number of simultaneous connections, but I don't know what that has to do with Windows sockets.

    I don't see where it would hurt?
     
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    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    Well, apparently in service pack 2, there is a system file that limits TCP/IP conections from infinite, as it was in SP1 to 10. The logic is, if a virus was introduced into your system, by limiting the number of simultaneous connections accessible, it would slow the work spreading. I guess in P2P apps, it limits te number of connections you can make at one time, effectively slowing down DL/UL speeds.

    I applied the patch after some moreresearch, and it does seem on the ol' buttdyno that it is a bit faster while running BT, and surfing the net.
     
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    link me on that shit.
     
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    i installed it... we'll see if i notice anything
     
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    I have four torrent DLing, and six seeding and still am getting around the net fiarly well, so I guess it did something.
     
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    :shrug:

    i have about 30 BT's down, 15 seeding,
    and i notice no change....
     
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    It might just be the time of night, but I'm seeing pages loading considerably faster.
     
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    Especially helpful if you are running IIS.
    Now i use Apache, and i remember... windows sucks
     
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