SpeedGuide TCP Optimizer 3.0.6

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  1. PaulBB

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    The TCP Optimizer is a free, easy Windows program that provides an intuitive interface for tuning and optimizing your Internet connection. There is no installation required, just download and run.

    The program can aid both the novice and the advanced user in tweaking related TCP/IP parameters in the Windows Registry, making it easy to tune your system to the type of Internet connection used. The tool uses advanced algorithms, and the bandwidth*delay product to find the best TCP Window for your specific connection speed. It provides for easy tuning of all related TCP/IP parameters, such as MTU, RWIN, and even advanced ones like QoS and ToS/Diffserv prioritization. The program works with all current versions of Windows, and includes additional tools, such as testing average latency over multiple hosts, and finding the largest possible packet size (MTU).

    The TCP Optimizer is targeted towards broadband internet connections, however it can be helpful with tuning any internet connection type, from dialup to Gigabit+ :)

    If you need help with the program, check the TCP Optimizer documentation, read our broadband tweaking articles, the Optimizer FAQ, and/or visit our Forums. The program can be freely (re)distributed, as long as you give us proper credit as the author, and it is not sold for profit.

    Download SpeedGuide TCP Optimizer 3.0.6 Freeware
    SpeedGuide TCP Optimizer Home Page


    OS requirements for TCP Optimizer:
    Windows 9x/ME/2K/XP/XP-SP2/2k3/Vista/7/2008
     
  2. davidlynch

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    thank you for the update :)
     
  3. Cutting_Edgetech

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    Thanks for the update!
     
  4. Boyfriend

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    Thanks PaulBB for update :)
     
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    Thanks for the update. :thumb:
     
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    In the past I have tinkered extensively with network settings in the registry, although more often for LAN bandwidth rather than WAN. There are dozens of combinations to try, with each machine and each NIC not always needing the same settings. If you keep at it long enough, you can see some truly remarkable improvements.

    Has anyone here used this tool? I believe I have tried it in the past, if memory serves, and not found a measurable difference. I would be interested to hear others findings. Especially on performance in latency sensitivity, squeezing the most speed out for gaming. I know lots of folks who would be interested in something that is 'automatic' and that does work. My machine is hardly in a default state, so I am seeking those who have tried it who may don't tweak thier system much.

    Sul.
     
  7. Aaron Here

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    On several occasions I've used Broadband Reports' Tweak Test (no installation required) with WinXP and it always seemed to provide some degree of performance improvement.

    Their advisory re Vista is interesting to note:
    I would assume that the above would also pertain to Win7.
     
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    I just tried it and I'm not sure if its my imagination or not but there does seem to be a noticeable improvement.

    A question ---- the download page offers a free scan of my PC to see what speed improvements are possible on my PC. The scan found something like 1500 possible tweaks but in order to get them done you have to buy the program. Is it worth it and would it be safe to implement?

    The test I am referring to can be found here http://www.liutilities.com/products/campaigns/adv/sp/speedguide/lb/01b/
     
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    I believe that is a generalized registry cleaner rather than just a TCP tweaker, so the answer to your question depends on whether or not you subscribe to the practice of registry cleaning/tuning. Personally, I consider it to be risky!
     
  10. bgoodman4

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    I did a google search on the shareware program and reviews were not favourable. I will be keeping the Internet tweaks though as I rolled my system back and browsing is noticeably slower.
     
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    What are the differences in changes made by TCP Optimizer if you allow it to modify one or all network adapters versus selecting "Don't Modify Network Adapters"? According to the FAQ on their website tweaks are made globally anyway.

    From their FAQ : ~snip~ you can use the "Modify all Network Adapters" checkmark under the "Network Adapter selection" pull-down menu in the Optimizer program. This applies the changes to all network adapters.

    Alternatively, you can choose not to modify any network adapters: Windows does not have per adapter MTU settings by default, and tweaks will still be applied globally.
    ~snip~

    What are the pros and cons of modifying or not modifying one or all adapters?
     
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    Sincerely, I prefer to leave my Windows 7 installation free of these connection tweaks.

    That being said, I tweak pretty much all my router settings (but still using an updated official firmware).
     
  13. Firebytes

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    If I was running Vista or Windows 7 I wouldn't be interested in the connection tweaks either but I am running XP. I assume based on the lack of answers to my questions in the last post though that there aren't too many people who are interested in these tweaks or who are knowledgeable about the use of TCP Optimizer.
     
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    Hi....I'm staff on Speedguide.net. Thanks for checking out our TCP Optimizer.
    Some computers have multiple network adapters in use, for different purposes, so it may be desirable to "tweak" one but leave the other. if you just use one NIC for your internet, leaving it to "all" is fine..as it will just touch the TCP stack bound to that one NIC.

    Philip (the guy that started Speedguide.Net) started the site after broadband become popular in the early Windows 95 days. Windows 95 was optimized for LAN and dial up, but not "in between"..so he was one of the original first sites to offer tweaking programs for Windows and broadband.

    Granted the tweaks have become less of a big improvement since Vista and Windows 7 came out with some of their self tuning, but it can still make a difference.

    I encourage people to try it, and try a few difference settings, as everyones broadband connection is different. It makes a backup of your current settings and you can restore those easily if you don't like it. It's a stand alone program, it doesn't install anything...so it won't leave traces on your system.
     
  15. Firebytes

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    I have a cable internet connection advertised at "up to 15 Mbps". I was getting 5 Mbps +/- download and upload speed with both my laptop's wireless connection and my older desktop's wired ethernet connection (using speedtest.net).

    I ran TCP Optimizer on both computers and I am now happily getting 10 Mbps +/- download speed with my laptop's wireless connection. I am still only getting 5 Mbps +/- download speed with the desktop however. Maybe that is as fast as the 7 year old and fairly slow computer can handle the incoming data?? I am really not sure what the deal is with the desktop, it has always had about double the ping time of the laptop as well.

    My Upload speeds didn't change for either computer but I didn't expect they would.
     
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    Firebytes what RWIN setting did you try?
     
  17. Firebytes

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    I just did the default optimized settings for my advertised connection speed on the laptop. For the desktop I first did the default optimized setting and when that didn't work I went down to the next lower connection speed's default setting.
     
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