How to Optimize My Internet Connection for Free

A slow Internet connection can be very frustrating, especially when you’re doing an important assignment, watching streaming video or downloading software or music files. When this happens, check the settings of your computer and browser, and make some changes to optimize the speed of your Internet connection.

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Utilize 20 Percent Bandwidth Reserved By Windows

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Log in to the computer as “Administrator.” You need admin privileges on the system to complete this step.

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Go to the “Start” menu, and open “Run.”

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Type “gpedit.msc” (without quotes) and click “OK.”

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Navigate to “Local Computer Policy” and expand the “Administrative Templates” branch. Then go to “Network” “QOS Packet Scheduler.”

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Double-click the limit reservable bandwidth setting. Go to the “Settings” tab and make sure that the setting is enabled.

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Change the “Bandwidth limit %” to “0”, and click “OK.”

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Go to the “Start” menu and open “My Computer.” Navigate to “My Network Connections” and click on “View Network Connections.”

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Right-click on the connection and enable QOS Packet Scheduler under “Properties.”