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    It used to be as easy as implementing registry...

    It used to be as easy as implementing registry changes back in the days of Windows 9x and XP. Since Windows 7, it depends on the version of Windows, but the TCP Optimizer uses a combination of...
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    Depends on your version of Windows. In general,...

    Depends on your version of Windows. In general, you can't set the TCP Receive Window with newer versions (Windows 7/8/10). With dialup, you may want to test disabling TCP Receive Window auto-tuning ...
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    Yeah, manually retrying the update should work....

    Yeah, manually retrying the update should work. You may want to do a disk cleanup and reboot beforehand.
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    The majority of important settings are not...

    The majority of important settings are not adapter-specific, so yes, it will apply them to your system in general. The few adapter-specific settings may not apply to dialup adapters anyway.

    Yes,...
  5. Thread: Instant karma

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    Thankfully 2 out of 3 survived

    Thankfully 2 out of 3 survived
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    Depends on the Operating System version I...

    Depends on the Operating System version I suppose... You should still be able to apply most of the settings even if the adapter doesn't show in the list.
  7. Thread: Instant karma

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    Wow, seems there are just too many crazies out...

    Wow, seems there are just too many crazies out there, no values, no restraints, no respect for property.
  8. Thread: behind a router

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    Instead of using a travel router, I'd just use...

    Instead of using a travel router, I'd just use the laptop WiFi, and a VPN service. Windows already has software firewall, HTTPS traffic is secure, and a VPN will encrypt all traffic to avoid...
  9. Thread: behind a router

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    A NAT router creates a link between two separate...

    A NAT router creates a link between two separate networks that are isolated from each other (if used in "router" mode, not as a "wireless client"). The idea is that every device on your local network...
  10. Thread: PCIe 5.0

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    Fall is usually a good time to buy hardware, with...

    Fall is usually a good time to buy hardware, with Labor Day, Black Friday/Cyber Monday, and the Holiday season around the corner. This year may be a bit strange though, with inflation cutting into...
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    Fiber-to-the barn ? :rockin:

    Fiber-to-the barn ? :rockin:
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    Yeah, it's a false positive, there are no recent...

    Yeah, it's a false positive, there are no recent updates to the software and there are literally millions of downloads.

    Hopefully this will get resolved with next Windows Defender definition...
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    On the bright side, there are still bucket-sized...

    On the bright side, there are still bucket-sized extra-large drinks at McDonalds ;)
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    My kids are the ones consuming sugary snacks...

    My kids are the ones consuming sugary snacks mostly, I do like mixed nuts I guess. I sit on my desk most days, and I am too lazy to exercise regularly, so the compromise that works for me is fewer...
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    Try it... Some settings are editable, depending...

    Try it... Some settings are editable, depending on your build, and version of Windows too (Home/Pro/Server are different). By default, current Windows 10 builds use the "Internet" template, rather...
  16. Thread: Latency packets

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    ping is the same as latency, same as rtt. It is a...

    ping is the same as latency, same as rtt. It is a measurement of round-trip time of packets.

    You can set certain parameters on your end, but generally TCP/IP parameters are negotiated during the...
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    I would use the IP address (or hostname) of the...

    I would use the IP address (or hostname) of the game server you are trying to reach.

    You can see what IPs you are connected to currently using "netstat" in command prompt, but it is often a long...
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    No, delay for each "hop" between routers is...

    No, delay for each "hop" between routers is increased by a minimum of 1 (one millisecond), and there is always some transmission delay you can't avoid. Just going thousand miles over fiber optic...
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    The commands are as follows: netsh int tcp set...

    The commands are as follows:

    netsh int tcp set supplemental custom 300 10 ctcp disabled 100 (minrto=300ms, initial congestion window icw=10 packets, congestionprovider=ctcp,...
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    It's hard to "compensate" for delay, especially...

    It's hard to "compensate" for delay, especially if the line from your ISP is lagging.. I would start by running some tracert to see where (how far from you) lag spikes. Not sure if you can choose a...
  21. Thread: PCIe 5.0

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    Well you can use risers/adapters to add NVME...

    Well you can use risers/adapters to add NVME drives directly to PCI slots on any MoBo, just not sure about the exact speed you can get out of them.
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    Lol... welcome to the new "learning" environment,...

    Lol... welcome to the new "learning" environment, 3min limit!
  23. Thread: PCIe 5.0

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    I agree with you, at some point the speed...

    I agree with you, at some point the speed difference becomes unnoticeable for storage drives, would be great for an OS drive though.
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    I just looked it up, wow 14GB/s speeds, amazing.....

    I just looked it up, wow 14GB/s speeds, amazing.. I've been looking at that Corsair MP600 at Newegg again, the 2TB is now $199 I just don't need another SSD in my rig, I already bought a couple of...
  25. No problem, glad it worked :)

    No problem, glad it worked :)
  26. You likely have multiple virtual ethernet...

    You likely have multiple virtual ethernet adapters/IPs configured for the same interface. If you just try "ifconfig" you may be able to tell which one you're actually using by the number of TX/RX...
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    Don't know much about multi-tools, but cutting...

    Don't know much about multi-tools, but cutting bamboo without a proper saw can be a real pain. I have 4 clumps of Angel Mist Blue Ghost Bamboo in my back yard, they get up to 30 feet and 2" diameter,...
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    no expert, but... jailbait!

    no expert, but... jailbait!
  29. Before applying any settings, it's useful to know...

    Before applying any settings, it's useful to know what your signal levels are.. If your line, or signal is bad, settings are not really going to fix the packet loss.


    You can try to get the modem...
  30. it depends on what your current line conditions...

    it depends on what your current line conditions are..

    What do you mean unplayable?
    I would try to pull some info from the DSL modem, like line attenuation, SNR levels, etc. so you know what to...
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