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i've got cable in NY

730 kilobits per second

Communications - 730 kilobits per second
Storage - 89.1 kilobytes per second
1MB file download - 11.5 seconds
Subjective rating - Good


anyone ever heard of or read about windows XP and 2K using 20% of your bandwidth? is this true?
Windows uses 20% of your bandwidth !


Microsoft reserve 20% of your available bandwidth for their own purposes (suspect for updates and interrogating your machine etc..)

Here's how to get it back:

Click Start-->Run-->type "gpedit.msc" without the "

This opens the group policy editor. Then go to:

Local Computer Policy-->Computer Configuration-->Administrative Templates-->Network-->QOS Packet Scheduler-->Limit Reservable Bandwidth

Double click on Limit Reservable bandwidth. It will say it is not configured, but the truth is under the 'Explain' tab :

"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%.
Works on XP Pro and 2000.
 
3.8 megabits per second
Communications 3.8 megabits per second
Storage 466.9 kilobytes per second
1MB file download 2.2 seconds
Subjective rating Awesome
Explain results

Info
Date & time Tuesday, August 2, 1:05PM*
Test type IDT4 Free
Connection type Cable
Region New Jersey
Data size 1024KB
IP address
Provider - Optonline.com


I jump up and down because I'm on a non dedicated line, i.e., cable rather than dsl but I still run consistently faster than pretty much everything else.

For the record, I'm also not hardwired to my internet connection, I'm running of a cheap linksys WIRELESS router so my speed should be a bit higher.
 
Originally posted by pissedoffsol@Aug 2 2005, 12:03 PM
never heard of that before...

what does it reserve it for?
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It said for windows updates and "interrogating".

I've heard of the backdoors being built into Windows XP to allow microsoft to see into your machine, but I haven't heard of an actual set reserved amount of bandwidth. When I was running the same internet connection on a crappy 333mhz amd k6-2 processor w/ a 6gb harddrive and 64mb ram on Windows 98 First Edition I saw the same connection speed as I do on my current machine thats running XP.

2.4ghz P4
80gb harddrive
512mb DDRAM
XP Home Edition
 
845.2 kilobits per second

Communications 845.2 kilobits per second
Storage 103.2 kilobytes per second
1MB file download 9.9 seconds
Subjective rating Good


Not too shabby, paying for a 128 up/down account!
 
you didn't use quotes right?

i;m trying to do it now on a win2K machine but don't have the QOS packet scheduler under the network folder... wtf?
lol
 
4.6 megabits per second

Communications 4.6 megabits per second
Storage 561.7 kilobytes per second
1MB file download 1.8 seconds
Subjective rating Awesome


From a DS3 in MCI's Chicago Suburban headquarters... We own UUNET, we'd better get a good speed. :D
 
Originally posted by DarkHand@Aug 2 2005, 12:33 PM
4.6 megabits per second

Communications 4.6 megabits per second
Storage 561.7 kilobytes per second
1MB file download 1.8 seconds
Subjective rating Awesome


From a DS3 in MCI's Chicago Suburban headquarters... We own UUNET, we'd better get a good speed. :D
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Bah, thats only .8 megabits per second higher than me and I get my internet for free. Granted you're not going to have the spikes I have and you'll be consistent with that speed day in and day out.
 

Bob Vila

Admin
VIP
17.4 megabits per second

Communications 17.4 megabits per second
Storage 2.1 megabytes per second
1MB file download 0.5 seconds
Subjective rating Unbelievable

This is my work line :)

From the CNET: one

5030.8 Kbps - You 5030.8 kbps
 
869.6 kilobits per second
Communications 869.6 kilobits per second
Storage 106.1 kilobytes per second
1MB file download 9.6 seconds
Subjective rating Good
 

E_SolSi

Moderator
VIP
Communications 1.2 megabits per second
Storage 148.7 kilobytes per second
1MB file download 6.9 seconds
Subjective rating Good

:shrug2:
 
Speed

4.3 megabits per second
Communications 4.3 megabits per second
Storage 526.7 kilobytes per second
1MB file download 1.9 seconds
Subjective rating Awesome

RoadRunner
 
With the suggesting Bandwidth limitation set to ENABLE and "0":

2.6 megabits per second

Communications 2.6 megabits per second
Storage 316 kilobytes per second
1MB file download 3.2 seconds
Subjective rating Great


WITH the default Bandwidth XP setting:

2.1 megabits per second

Communications 2.1 megabits per second
Storage 259.7 kilobytes per second
1MB file download 3.9 seconds
Subjective rating Great


HOLY SHIT. I'll be damned. Both tests were done IMMEDIATELY after changing the setting, with no new windows being created, and no new applications loaded. Tests were run twice for consistency.

-> Steve
 
Originally posted by YouKnowWhoIBee@Aug 2 2005, 12:19 PM
I tried the "gpedit.msc" on the run menu and it states that windows does not recogniize the file.
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same here. running xp sp1
 
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