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Windows 7: How can i Improve my internet speed?

12 Dec 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
How can i Improve my internet speed?

This thread is mainly for ZigZag, But others can feel free to help as well.
Here you go ZigZag:

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Theres my information.


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13 Dec 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

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13 Dec 2010   #3

Windows 8 Professional
 
 

first start by disabling IPv6


second, i see you have a virtual connection setup, are you using a virtual machine or VPN or something along these lines?
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13 Dec 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lunarpancake View Post
first start by disabling IPv6


second, i see you have a virtual connection setup, are you using a virtual machine or VPN or something along these lines?
Disabling Ipv6 is not the way to fix problems and it certainly will not make a wireless connection faster.


The Argument against Disabling IPv6
It is unfortunate that some organizations disable IPv6 on their computers running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008, where it is installed and enabled by default. Many disable IPv6-based on the assumption that they are not running any applications or services that use it. Others might disable it because of a misperception that having both IPv4 and IPv6 enabled effectively doubles their DNS and Web traffic. This is not true.
From Microsoft's perspective, IPv6 is a mandatory part of the Windows operating system and it is enabled and included in standard Windows service and application testing during the operating system development process. Because Windows was designed specifically with IPv6 present, Microsoft does not perform any testing to determine the effects of disabling IPv6. If IPv6 is disabled on Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, or later versions, some components will not function. Moreover, applications that you might not think are using IPv6—such as Remote Assistance, HomeGroup, DirectAccess, and Windows Mail—could be.
Therefore, Microsoft recommends that you leave IPv6 enabled, even if you do not have an IPv6-enabled network, either native or tunneled. By leaving IPv6 enabled, you do not disable IPv6-only applications and services (for example, HomeGroup in Windows 7 and DirectAccess in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 are IPv6-only) and your hosts can take advantage of IPv6-enhanced connectivity.

Read more. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/m....cableguy.aspx
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13 Dec 2010   #5

Windows 8 Professional
 
 

Chev....nice article i guess

However since there are very few details given by the thread starter I am under the assumption that either they are using a VPN or a virtual machine. Turning off ipv6 will make a vpn connection more secure and if the user is torrenting it will speed up the torrents.



I was not suggesting ipv6 was using system resources or slowing the internet down in that fashion because, well, that would be dumb. User would be complaining about the pc being slow, not the internet being slow.
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13 Dec 2010   #6

Windows 8 Professional
 
 

also, maybe i missed something chev, but are you sure the user is connecting to a wireless-n router?
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13 Dec 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

I don't see any type of VPN connection in his ipconfig /all. Only a wireless B-G connection is possible with his Atheros AR9285.

The same tricks to speed up wireless networks works with N and G although wireless G and fast maybe shouldn't be used in the same sentence because 802.11G certainly is not fast. If the OP wants faster wireless then going to wireless N is the way to go.

Most problems associated with IPv6 are because the router being used isn't up to date or just doesn't have Ipv6 protocol functionality. Most routers made in the last 13 years have IPv6 functionality.
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13 Dec 2010   #8

Windows 8 Professional
 
 

the tunnel can be a form of vpn connection. OpenVPN is setup this way for instance.


Also, sure wireless g is not considered "fast" any longer but chances are it is MUCH faster than the users ISP Bandwidth. Hell, I do lots of online gaming, bluray streaming (30gig + file sizes) and other bandwidth intensive things over my wireless G network with no issues or throttling.

Depending on signal strength and distance to router will determine speed of the connection. The only thing N might give that will improve internet speed (read: not network speed) would be if the N router had a better antenna on it.


*edit* In addition the tunnel connection can be a ipv6 to ipv4 conversion tunnel. Most likely not slowing internet speed at all but still unnecessary.
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13 Dec 2010   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Im sorry, but i have no idea what you guys are talking about.
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14 Dec 2010   #10

Windows 8 Professional
 
 

Sorry, a few questions:

1) what is your wireless signal strength?
2) if you go to speedtest.net and run a test to a local test location what is your resulting up and down speed?

3) do you notice a speed increase if you connect your computer directly into the router using an ethernet cable?
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