Howto: Speed up your Network Connection on Windows Vista


Dana has a nice post on how to use netsh to tune network connection settings on Windows Vista. He reports that their downloads “went from 700Kbit download speeds to 18Mbit”.

First, launch an elevated command prompt by clicking Start, typing cmd in the search box, then hold down ctrl+shift and press enter.

To view your initial settings, type:

netsh interface tcp show global

Next, from an elevated command prompt type:

netsh interface tcp set global autotuning=disabled
netsh interface tcp set global chimney=disabled
netsh interface tcp set global rss=disabled

If you ever want to re-enable the original settings, from an elevated command prompt type:

netsh interface tcp set global autotuning=normal
netsh interface tcp set global chimney=enabled
netsh interface tcp set global rss=enabled

Note that for some strange reason autotuning=normal, while the other two settings=enabled

12 Responses to “Howto: Speed up your Network Connection on Windows Vista”

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  3. Dipali Says:

    Hello sir,
    Can I use this content for educational purpose?

    Thanks

  4. Hema Says:

    Sir,

    Can I use this link and data for educational purpose.
    Please reply.

    Thanks

  5. Julie Says:

    Hema

    Go ahead. And it’s ma’am, not sir 😉

    Julie

  6. moe Says:

    Thanks for sharing.
    in my case this did make a noticeable difference.

  7. -Censorz- Says:

    Uh, thanks for the information listed there, but when I finally accomplished all of those steps I didn’t obtain any noticeable difference at all.
    Thanks for the time and effort you put on this tutorial 🙂

  8. ehaze Says:

    thank you ma’am

  9. zord Says:

    thanks i hope its work . thanks again

  10. Chris Says:

    Hey Julie, this definately worked for me, although im curious, im technical, but not to MCP level, was wondering if this leaves any network vulnerabilities?

  11. Arunkumar.RT Says:

    Hi seven vista pc in my office. six pc very good speed(local network and internet browsing). But only one pc very very slow speed local network? how speedup my pc

  12. West Says:

    Hi and thanks.

    Does this create any network vulnerabilities? I’ve not been able to locate anywhere a detailed explanation as to exactly what these instructions are doing. Please elaborate!

    Thanks,
    West


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