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Some Ways To Increase Your Computer Speed Fast

February 20, 2009 by · Leave a Comment
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I’m sure you’ve come across tons of articles and even suggestions from some of your friends on how to get your computer to work faster. It’s really not that hard to increase your internet speed. I’m going to make it real simple for you and you don’t need to be a computer geek to make this work. The first thing you need to remember is to never, and I mean absolutely never download programs especially free software without reading the fine print. Most free computer software will bombard your computer with spyware which will eventually bring your internet speed to a screeching halt! If your computer is already infected with spyware you can download the leading spyware remover called ad-aware which will scan your computer and remove spyware and tracking cookies from your computer.

Another way of making your computer and internet connection faster is by clicking on start, then run and typing in msconfig. Go to start tab and remove any program except your antivirus software and any other program which you must have start when windows starts. This tip will increase your computer start up time dramatically!

Step number 3, and I do this almost on a daily basis is to clean up your internet cache. Go to your control panel which you can access from your start button and click on internet options. Go to temporary internet files and clear your history. I would recommend that you also set internet history to a maximum of 2 days. Next step is to delete your temporary internet files including offline content. Last step is to delete cookies. Be careful though because deleting your cookies will also delete useful information from your computer. You can read a how to on cookies here www.howstuffworks.com/cookie.htm.

These steps are the basics you can take which will speed up your internet connection immediately. I would also recommend doing a virus check on your computer on a weekly basis. If you don’t have antivirus software, get it! You’ll be happy you did. Just one virus can wreak havoc on your computer! Make sure you test your internet speed whether it’s broadband or dial-up, before and after you take these simple steps so you can compare if these steps you’ve taken have worked. Taking these basic steps will make you a happy surfer and will restore your faith in the World wide web!

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Internet Speed – Review and Info

November 28, 2008 by · Leave a Comment
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The Internet has changed our life entirely. This new technology has become a major element which influences all that we do at work and at home. Hence we can say that our entire activity depends on the Internet speed, because according to this we can spend more or less time to accomplish what we intended to do. Since we live in a speedy century, we all are looking for a very high Internet speed, but this is not always an easy deal.

The first step is to learn how to find out what your Internet speed is. The Internet speed is determined by 2 components: the download rate and the upload rate of data which are usually measured in Kilobits per second. The download speed is the most important because we usually transfer files from Internet to our computer, but there are cases when we need a high upload speed.

We may test our internet speed in the manual way, by calculating the time our computer needs to transfer a file of a known size, but this is the old method.

The new way to determine our internet speed is to access a service that allows us to run a test through their servers by sending our computer an information packet which our computer will send it back to them. In this way the site measures the time our computer needed to download and upload the information packet and informs us the internet speed of our bandwidth.

By this test we measure the actual speed of the Internet and in the same time the real internet speed of our access to the internet. The actual speed limit is the amount of useful data that your internet connection can transmit and receive in a second. On the other side, the real internet speed includes also non-significant information. But when we make the test, only the actual speed is measured, the real internet speed is not important in this calculation.

Now that we know what our internet speed is, let’s see what we can do to improve it. The first solution is to install optimization software. If you have a Dial-Up connection and use Windows 98 or Me, click Start, Settings, and then Control Panel. Right click on the Modems icon and from Properties tab choose the General tab. Use the Maximum Speed Drop-Down menu to select 115200. If this setting causes your Modem to no longer connect, change it to 57600. Windows XP users should click Start, Control Panel and switch to classic view. Double-click the Phone and Modem options and choose the Modem tab. Change the maximum settings port speed to 115200 and if the Modem responds badly or not at all, change the speed to 57600.

Broadband users should think of using a tweak utility such as TCP Optimizer. After downloading the software we must run it and make a backup of our current settings. Save the backup, and follow the instructions in the software to optimize our broadband speed. Don’t forget to click apply changes and click Yes if the software ask you to re-boot the computer.Now our computer should run faster. If the new settings do not satisfy you, return to the program and restore your back up settings. If you failed to make a backup, restore Windows default settings.

And the last solution would be to change your internet provider with a better and reliable one. We may choose from a large scale of opportunities. There is no reason to waste our time with a lazy internet speed when we can spend our precious time with a high-speed internet connection.

 

One Speed, Two Speed, All Speed, No Speed: DSL Internet And Its Mutations

November 13, 2008 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Hi Speed Internet Provider, Internet Speed 

Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) Internet is a form of Internet commonly used today by taking advantage of existing telephone infrastructure lines and manipulating them so that a wire not only transmits voice, but also data. The technique has exploded in popularity and competes directly against cable Internet subscriptions. It is most popularly known by its ADSL version (the ýAý standing for ýAysmmetricý) but in fact a customer seeking DSL services today has many more options. The difference between the various versions of DSL lies in speed and quality. Since the DSL technology is not flawless (unfortunately, as with many other inventions we come across), improvements are continuously made to overcome the frustrations and barriers that get in the way of connectionýs smooth flow. Thus, there are now approximately 13 DSL standards.

Getting in the way of a DSL connection can include the following:

A phone line made of bad quality copper. There may not be much you can do about this one.

An Internet Service Provider with bad service. Some are just better than others, and often you pay more to get more.

Remoteness of destination. If you, or your computer, lives in the middle of nowhere, expect that the quality of your DSL will eventually deteriorate as it huffs and puffs to make it to the finish line (i.e. your router).

A wireless connection that just isnýt happeniný. Often the connection is blamed, when in fact itýs the wireless router thatýs not sending signals fast enough, thus rendering your high-speed Internet useless.

Software, often the uninvited kind. This is usually not your fault, but you can help it by regularly cleaning your computer of stuff that you never meant to download, but got downloaded anyway because you got tricked into it by some hacker, and never found out. These programs are called ýSpywareý and eat your bandwidth speeds like a worm in your tummy.

In some of these instances itýs possible to take reasonable action (for example, switching providers), whereas in others youýll just have to live with what youýve got. What you can do is equip yourself with the right knowledge to know what youýre buying when you chose a DSL service and what ýspeedý will really mean to you. So, when an Internet Service Provider (ISP) advertises such and such speeds for paying for their services, keep in mind the following:

Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL)) is the most commonly offered service. The ýAsymmetricý part of the title means that speeds going one way are not equal to speeds going another way. In other words, downloading is always going to be faster than uploading. Downloading includes activities such as viewing Web sites, checking e-mail, streaming audio or video and basically anything where another server needs to send information to you. Uploading is a mirror activity of downloading and happens every time you send information to another computer. For example, sending an e-mail would be considered uploading. ADSL is a typical service offered to home-based users. Usually, when ISPs advertise their bandwidth speeds they leave out the ýsmall printý about the significantly slower upload rates. But in most cases, you should be able to find out both numbers.

Symmetric Digital Subscriber Line (SDSL) is a service where both download and upload speeds are equal in bandwidth. SDSL is gaining popularity in Europe, but at this point in North America it remains an expensive alternative to ADSL, despite the demand. A business would benefit greatly from SDSL when considering file sharing among computers in a network and using a File Transfer Protocol (FTP) to upload files to a server. When running oneýs own Web site, uploading speeds may be more critical than downloading speeds since the serverýs primary function would be consistently feed out data.

Fiber lines are for the really serious players that demand high speeds going both ways. In essence, paying for a personal fiber line means no one shares the connection that goes all the way from the ISP to your router ý no one. The installation, not to mention subscription rates of a fiber line could cost thousands.

There are alternatives when SDSL or owning your own fiber is not an option within reach. Information Technology (IT) companies are able to get creative when they need to find a way to do more with less. When high costs are out of the question for its clients, some may offer the option of combining multiple ADSL lines together to achieve both a higher upload and download rate. Marketing principles tend to limit user upload speeds so that businesses that need the extra bandwidth will be willing to pay for it. In areas where monopolies rule, it may be hard to find competitive Internet service options, but itýs not impossible. Keep your eye on the lookout.

Saleh Tousi is the CEO of SmarttNet, a Vancouver IT company offering comprehensive business Internet services including business DSL since 1995.

Increase Internet Speed by 20%

September 6, 2008 by · Leave a Comment
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For user Windows XP professional,  you can increase extra internet connection speed 20%.  By default Windows XP holds 20% of your internet speed for various service such as Windows Update and others.

If your internet speed is slow you can to tweak internet speed . By default, the Packet Scheduler of Windows XP Pro limits the system to 20 percent of the bandwidth of a connection, but you can use this setting to override the default. That packet is QoS ( Quality of service) for Windows XP. This packet may not be often used, so Why don’t we change the setting to tweak internet speed.

Determines the percentage of connection bandwidth that the system can reserve. This value limits the combined bandwidth reservations of all programs running on the system. If you enable the setting, you can use the “Bandwidth limit” box to adjust the amount of bandwidth the system can reserve. If you disable this setting or do not configure it, the system uses the default value of 20 percent of the connection.

 

How to increase Internet Speed?

 

  1. Click “Start” and then select “Run”
  2. Type “gpedit.msc”  for Open Group Policy window
  3. In Computer Configuration (left column) click “Administrative Templates”
  4. Then click “Network” and click “Qos Packet Schedule”
  5. In the Right-column, click “Limit reservable bandwidth” for open properties

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  6. Click “Enable” and change “Bandwidth limit” from “20%” to “0%”

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  7. Click “Apply” and then “OK”
  8. Restart computer and try to surf internet again

 

Increase your Internet Speed by Removing the index.dat files

May 6, 2008 by · 2 Comments
Filed under: Internet Speed, Tweaks 

Increase your Internet Speed by Removing the index.dat file

These files will significantly slow down your computer’s internet speed  because they may grow up 100 megabytes. These large files require CPU constant access and bandwidth. Microsoft claims the files were originally designed to increase internet speed by mimicking a server. But it does the opposite because these files are re-record your internet history. This requires double the bandwidth of other files.
 
According to Microsoft, these files are used to cache visited Web sites to help speed up the loading of Web pages in Internet Explorer. Obviously this cannot be the case because when you clear the Temporary Internet Files the "index.dat" files remain behind and continue to grow. If you delete or clear the Temporary Internet Files, there is absolutely no need to index the URL cache because those files no longer exist.
 
Index.dat files are hidden files on your computer that contain all tracks of your online activity, where have you been on internet, what sites you visited, list of URL-s, files and documents you recently accessed. Index.dat files stored on your computer are obviously a potential privacy threat as they can be found and viewed without your knowledge.
Internet Explorer gives you the ability to remove and clear some of the information that it has saved to your computer after visiting sites. But unfortunately it does not clean all of it, including the index.dat file. Therefore it is possible for someone with the right tools to see which sites have been visited and which files have been downloaded simply by viewing the contents of the index.dat file stored on your computer.
 
With the increasing threat of spyware and malicious web-sites redirecting you to illegal or pornographic material this lack-of privacy means that these sites will be stored and viewable in the index.dat even if they were visited unintentionally.
 
If you go poking around in [c]:\Documents and Settings\[user name]\Local Settings\History\, for example, you will find several index.dat files laying around. (Note: several of the directories that I listed in the path are hidden directories.)
There are three index.dat files residing in the following locations.

On Windows NT/2000/XP/2003:
\Documents and Settings\[username]\Cookies\index.dat
\Documents and Settings\[username]\Local Settings\History\History.IE5\index.dat
\Documents and Settings\[username]\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\index.dat

 
How can I delete index.dat?
 
1. You have to do an MS-DOS boot disk, this is a simple task- in windows explorer just right click on floppy disk and select format, then click “create an MS-DOS startup disk”.Then reboot and go to your Bios (reboot and press Del to bring in Bios) and select the first boot option the removable disk that is your floppy disk.
If you do not want to use a startup disk you can reboot and press F8 to bring up the Troubleshooting Boot Menu.
Select: Safe Mode w/Command Prompt and press Enter. Log on as Administrator.
Once the Command Prompt screen loads, you will need to type the exact path to your Administrator account.
[Example]
"C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files"
Note: The paths here are used for examples only, the exact location may vary on different systems.
2. It is possible to delete the index.dat by rebooting your computer and using the MS-DOS boot disk you just created, normally you can then access the drive and manually locate and delete all those .dat files mentioned above.
 
But I indicate you to use for example total commander or norton commander for quicker action.For doing that first you have to download total commander or norton commander and install them in your drive c:/ .Then after you create an MS-DOS startup disk, restart and go to the drive in which you installed the program : for example C:\totalcmd for total commander and run TOTALCMD.EXE. After the program is loaded is a simple task to go manually, locate and delete all those .dat files.
 
In conclusion : Speed up your PC on the internet by eliminating these files.

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