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03-10-01, 02:12 PM
Speed patch is not installed, once you unzip it go to where you unzipped it to, RIGHT click on it and up to install or merge, click, reboot, retest, post back here :)

03-10-01, 02:18 PM
Also put the faster loading of web page patch in program files and click on it to install, reboot :)

03-10-01, 02:29 PM
Sir, go to www.dslreports.com/tools (http://www.dslreports.com/tools) and take tweak test on post results here :)

03-10-01, 02:37 PM
Did you install back to defeault patch or just download it, and did you reboot after last install of speed patch :)

03-10-01, 02:40 PM
i downloaded os default, didn't install it. thought i downloaded speed patch and rebooted dont know what happen.

03-10-01, 02:42 PM
What OS are you runnig sir

03-10-01, 02:43 PM
win 98 second edition

03-10-01, 02:45 PM
Did you install the Vtcp (Big V) 386 Fix patch

03-10-01, 02:46 PM
yes i did

03-10-01, 02:47 PM
yes i did

03-10-01, 02:51 PM
I don't understand any of this, everything slows a dialup setting, go to main page this site, under registry settings, it tells you how and where, and tell me what your Default Recieve Window setting is in your registry :) Sorry, this has never happened before :)

03-10-01, 03:06 PM
i'm sorry if i'm a pain in the .... but i went there and don't know what to look for. please help. ps if it's odd i have it

03-10-01, 03:09 PM
OK, go to www.pcpitstop.com (http://www.pcpitstop.com) and take test, at end of test under internet it will tell you what your RWIN# is, I need to know that number, also how big is you CPU

03-10-01, 03:44 PM
Carl, this is not what I wanted, by mistake you have run back to default patch, thats why you are showing dialup numbers. be carefull, are you using winzip, and did you put speed patch in a windows folder

03-10-01, 03:50 PM
yes lobo i'm using winzip and i don't know where speed patch went i might have put run from current location instead of save to disk sorry

03-10-01, 03:56 PM
The speed patch is not in download sguide_tweak_98_ME and use winzip wizard to put it in Program Files. Then go to program files to where it is, RIGHT click on it and up to install or merge and click (Left), reboot, take speedguide tweak test on page 1, and post results here, take your time, only one way it will work :)

03-10-01, 04:20 PM
At last, we did it, now the same way download SpeedGuide Web Patch Winzip wizard,
put in program files, this time find file LEFT click on it, and reboot, your good to go.(Web patch is faster loading of web pages)
No you don't have to post here anymore but make a copt (Print) the instructions on page 1 for future reference, good job, you will notice difference :)

03-10-01, 11:15 PM
hi, my name is carl and i have been having real slow connections lately. i have roadrunner services. ever since at&t took over i have gone from a download rate of about 147 kb sec-to 82 or sometimes lower speeds. i've called them and they told me as long as i am above 30kb it's good i don't like it.because i like gameing over the internet.i have been thinking of trying some of the patches. but would like to know if they work. i am not a computer guru but have some knowledge, but don't want to screw up the registry. any help would be greatly apreciated. thanks carl

[ 03-10-2001: Message edited by: carl ]

03-10-01, 11:20 PM
Yes the patches will speed you up and if you wish download the back to default patch, I can leave you instructions on how to do this is you like :)

03-10-01, 11:27 PM
yes lobo, i would really apreciate some help thank you carl

03-10-01, 11:28 PM
I will leave this in case you need it, I will be back at about 2:00 CST:
First bring up REGEDIT, type REGEDIT in your run box and hit OK.
Under Registry at the top of the box, click on that, now click on Export Registry File, a box will come up asking where you want to export it to, just put it in your C drive, then name it at the bottem of box, Registry. Click on ALL at the bottom so it copies all of your registry.
Click on save.
Now if you ever get in trouble or want the old regestry back, bring REGEDIT back up and click on Registry and click on import registry file, go to your C drive and click on registry and click open, reboot and your good to go.
Anytime you add a new program, backup again, any program, back it up to the same place as the last one, it will overwrite it. If you do not backup after each new program is instaled you will not have those setting's in regestry if you have to backup for some reason.

Do nothing else in this box as it is the heart of your computer, just what it says above and no more!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tweaking will not fix Packet Loss
Multiplayer games over UDP
Your regular ping time
Regular PC Freezes
Spike Lagg

1. You probaly need to PRINT these instructions!!!!!!!!!!!!

Go to main page on Speedguide, go to patch page (Listed on left)
2. Download the faster loading of webpages for your OS, download the speedpatch for your OS, becarefull, there are alot of patches on this page. Please read installation instructions for these patchs on patch page.Please read how to install speed patch.
3. Download the back to default patch for your OS, do not install this patch, just download it in case you ever want to change patches.Please ead instructions on patch on how to install speed patch.
4. Download Vtcp386 Fix patch if you are running WIN 95,98 or 98SE and install (Big V). Additionally, if your OS is Win 95, you will also need to download and install the vtcp386 .zip (small v) and the Windows Socket Two patch.
5. Go to http://forums.speedguide.net/optd.shtml , turn off firewalls, if you have one, copy the results by highlighing everything in the box with your mouse, then hit Ctrl & c, with your key board, come back to Speedguide and in same post you were in reply, when box comes up , cursor blinking at start of box hit Ctrl & v, this will copy results in box so I may look at them. You may wish to bookmark this page so you may return in future.
7. I do not recommend adding any other patches, all these tests change by the minute so don't be fooled an start adding patch after patch.
8. The best time to test for speed is early in the morning when no one (or not many) people are on the net.
9. Nothing should be running during any test, no virus stuff, firewalls, ICQ, AIM, nothing.
and always clear (Delete, no this will not harm your system) your temp internet files before each test, not once during testing, after each test.
10. Do not add other speed patches on top of each other, always go back to default before trying another patch, I am aware of only one patch that will remove previous patch without having to return to default, that is Cablenuts patch.
11. In the future, here are some other sites you may wish to visit, go to www.testmyspeed.com. (http://www.testmyspeed.com.) Please bookmark that page as well as www.pcpitstop.com (http://www.pcpitstop.com) so you may return. Also another good dowload site would be www.happypuppy.com (http://www.happypuppy.com) click on 10 demos and a large download file, do not download the whole file, just most of it.
12. You may in the future wish to go to www.AnalogX.com (http://www.AnalogX.com) and download Net Stat Live, run this while downloading a large file.
13. Please take your time and good luck. I would suggest at least 128 RAM and read up on all this, but be care full.
14. The most accurate way of testing speed is downloading large file as explained above from somewhere like www.happypuppy.com (http://www.happypuppy.com) (not all of it, just most of it). All other speed test sites will vary, www.AOL.com (http://www.AOL.com) is another fast server, you may download from this site also, remember to delete temp internet files before doing test. Try both sites as 1 may be having problems.
When refering to speed Kb is Kilobits, KB is Kilobytes Divide by 8 kilobits to get kilobytes.
Also you may wish to download Dr.TCP from www.dslreports.com (http://www.dslreports.com) to adjust MSS, MTU. RWIN and other numbers in future, this is for advanced people and I do not recommend changing any numbers that patches put in.

People runnng WIN 98 or 98SE should run System File Checker once a week to make sure you have all files, all you really care about should be the Windows files and subfolders. To get to this, start, programs,accessories,system tools, system information. Click on tools in System information and it will be there. More information about it in Help.
How do do speed test
1. The best time is early in the morning (3 AM - 6 AM)
2. Make sure defrag has been run so no files are fragmented
3. Delete Temp internet files, not while testing, but after each test. IE browser, click tools, internet options, click on delete files and no this will not harm system, just get rid of temp files
4. Go to a fast server such as www.happypuppy.com (http://www.happypuppy.com) and click on 10 demos, select a LARGE file to download (not all of it of download, just most of it, before you click cancel) this will show you how fast you are downloading, it's not going to be quick except except early in morning when not many people on net. I recommend you go to www.analogX.com (http://www.analogX.com) and download Net State live, run this while downloading as it will give you avg of your download speed.
5. Probably the most important, nothing can be running during test, no firewalls, no virus stuff, no ICQ, no AIM (some of you may have to go into BIOS to disable virus scanner, nothing running except Net Stat live
Scheduled tasks will run disk defrag, 98 & SE in Taskbar, WIN ME in control panel

Or if you wish you may go to www.testmyspeed.com (http://www.testmyspeed.com) and do one of the online tests, these vary to much for me but you may like them. Another one is at www.dslreports.com/tools (http://www.dslreports.com/tools)