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    am I going as fast as i can?

    I have a cable connection.
    I looked on the website of my isp and do not see where it tells me speed, the site is TCP/IP Analyzer
    TCP properties for IP = (
    Browser/OS = Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows 98; Win 9x 4.90)
    Note: Read the Analyzer FAQ if the above is not your IP address.

    TCP options string = 020405b401010402
    MTU = 1500
    MTU is fully optimized for broadband.
    MSS = 1460
    Maximum useful data in each packet = 1460, which equals MSS.

    Default Receive Window (RWIN) = 17520
    RWIN Scaling (RFC1323) = 0 bits
    Unscaled Receive Window = 17520

    RWIN is a multiple of MSS
    Other values for RWIN that might work well with your current MTU/MSS:
    513920 (MSS x 44 * scale factor of 8)
    256960 (MSS x 44 * scale factor of 4)
    128480 (MSS x 44 * scale factor of 2)
    64240 (MSS x 44)
    bandwidth * delay product:

    Your RcvWindow limits you to: 700.8 kbps (87.6 KBytes/s) @ 200ms
    Your RcvWindow limits you to: 280.32 kbps (35.04 KBytes/s) @ 500ms
    Consider increasing your RWIN value to optimize TCP/IP for broadband.
    MTU Discovery (RFC1191) = ON
    Time to live left = 114 hops

    TTL value is ok.
    Timestamps (RFC1323) = OFF
    Selective Acknowledgements (RFC2018) = ON
    IP type of service field (RFC1349) = 00000000

    Speed Test results....which I simply do not understand lol

    Your download speed : 1204735 bps, or 1204 kbps.
    A 147 KB/sec transfer rate.
    Your upload speed : 191754 bps, or 191 kbps.

    Your download speed : 1350030 bps, or 1350 kbps.
    A 164.7 KB/sec transfer rate.
    Your upload speed : 206825 bps, or 206 kbps.

    Your download speed : 1336597 bps, or 1336 kbps.
    A 163.1 KB/sec transfer rate.
    Your upload speed : 205549 bps, or 205 kbps.

    Your download speed : 1329980 bps, or 1329 kbps.
    A 162.3 KB/sec transfer rate.
    Your upload speed : 206825 bps, or 206 kbps.

    I am running windows ME

    Thanks for any help

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    Dr Tweak mnosteele52's Avatar
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    Jul 2001
    Chesapeake, VA
    Hi Louise, now that Norm & UOD have got your system straight let's speed up your connection. First download CableNut from my signature and use the following settings:

    BcastNameQueryCount - 1
    BcastQueryTimeout - 100
    BSDUrgent - 1
    CacheTimeout - 600000
    DefaultRecvWindow - 64240
    DefaultTTL - 64
    EnableDNS - 0
    GlobalMaxTcpWindoSize - 64240
    KeepAliveInterval - 500
    KeepAliveTime - 14400000
    Lanabase - 0
    LocalCopyMade - 1
    MaxConnections - 100
    MaxConnectRetries - 5
    MaxDataRetries - 64
    NameTableSize - 255
    NameSrvQueryTimeout - 100
    PMTUBlackHoleDetect - 0
    PMTUDiscovery - 1
    RoutingBufSize - 146432
    RoutingPackets - 100
    SackOpts - 1
    SessionKeepAlive - 7200
    SessionTableSize - 255
    Size/Small/Medium/Large - 3
    Tcp1323Opts - 0
    TcpTimedWaitDelay - 30
    MaxDupAcks - 3
    DefaultTOS - 92
    IGMPLevel - 2
    MaxConnectionsPer1_0Server - 20
    MaxConnectionsPerServer - 10


    1. Under your Configuration tab for your Network settings make sure you have only the needed protocols.

    2. Open IE and select tools - internet options - connections - LAN settings, make sure NOTHING there is checked.

    3. Make sure you have the latest drivers for your NIC from the manufacturer. Set your NIC duplex mode to 10mb half duplex for Cable, for DSL it is ISP dependent unless you are using a router, if so then set it to 100mb full duplex for both Cable & DSL (the instructions are in my Help & Tips link). If you are using a router make sure you have the latest firmware.

    4. Clear your temporary internet files.

    5. Power cycle your modem, unplug it for atleast 15 seconds.

    6. Download and update then do a scan with SpyBot 1.2 & Ad Aware 6.0 to remove any spyware then install and update SpywareBlaster 1.2 to stay spyware FREE. It is an ABSOLUTE MUST that you use BOTH Ad Aware 6.0 & SpyBot 1.2, don't think you are safe with just one of these apps since one will find what the other misses.

    7. Make sure you do the faster web page tweak in my Help & Tips link.

    I think you may have already done #6, but if you aren't using all 3 of those apps then download them all and use them. Also since you are on a Cable modem you need a firewall so you don't get hacked, I HIGHLY recommend Sygate Personal Firewall, it's FREE and will not slow your connection or pc down.

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    Apr 2003
    Southern Az. USA
    Wow man, nice speeds. I wish I could half of that! Your speeds are about 9x faster than mine! Very nice. Now the MAN is going to help get you more! Sweet!

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    Here are my after tweaking and doing all the other recommended things results.
    I have 2 questions though.
    you recommended sygate personal firewall.....I just installed mcaffee firewall this morning, so it would be no big deal to take it out if you think sygate would work better and free up resources more than mcafee does.

    I have another is the kids one and it has a dial up connection. I can't give you specifics on it right now cuz I am not on it but do you offer tips for speeding up its internet connection? Other than the obvious ditch the dial up and get cable for them too lol

    2003-04-14 14:57:30 EST: 1132 / 211
    Your download speed : 1132613 bps, or 1132 kbps.
    A 138.2 KB/sec transfer rate.
    Your upload speed : 211640 bps, or 211 kbps.
    Seems like broadband .. above the 1mbit barrier!

    2003-04-14 15:01:39 EST: 1381 / 227
    Your download speed : 1381975 bps, or 1381 kbps.
    A 168.6 KB/sec transfer rate.
    Your upload speed : 227531 bps, or 227 kbps.
    Seems like broadband .. above the 1mbit barrier!

    2003-04-14 15:03:01 EST: 1421 / 205
    Your download speed : 1421460 bps, or 1421 kbps.
    A 173.5 KB/sec transfer rate.
    Your upload speed : 205761 bps, or 205 kbps.
    Seems like broadband .. above the 1mbit barrier!

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    fem the retarded rabbit mccoffee's Avatar
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    Nov 2001
    Cleveland, Ohio, United States
    Louise I say ditch mcaffee and just get a linksys or some of brand of router for you and kids so you could share the internet most routers have a firewall buit in. Macaffee my expirence takes up alot of resources even there antivirus products do nothing but promblems. How ever I didn't try any of there newer products maybe they got them fixed.

    here is the dialup tweaks for the kids.
    Comptia a+ n+

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