How to Increase Internet Bandwidth by up to 20%
Internet bandwidth refers to the amount of data your computer receives and sends over the Web. Different kind of connections will give you different bandwidth. For example, a dial-up connection will give you significantly less bandwidth than DSL or broadband connections. Using Microsoft’s built-in Group Policy Editor, you can make changes and improve your Internet bandwidth.
- Click on the Start menu and select “Run.” Type without the quotes “gpedit.msc” and press the “Enter” key. This will launch your Group Policy Editor.
- Navigate to the following folder in the left pane: “Local Computer Policy” > “Computer Configuration” > “Administrative Templates” > “Network” > “QOS Packet Scheduler.”
- Double-click on “Limit Reservable Bandwidth.” This will open a new properties dialog box. Click on the tab labelled “Setting.”
- Click to select “Enable” under the sub-heading “Limit reservable bandwidth.” By default it is set to 20%
- Reduce “Bandwidth limit” by clicking on the down arrow to “5%” or to “0%” and click on “Apply.” Hit “OK.” Restart your computer to end task.