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    Need Help Tweaking Please

    Hello, I would like optimize my settings for both of my computers, which are networked together. One computer is connected to a Linksys Wireless G Router, which is connected to my cable modem from Adelphia. The other is using a Linksys Wirless G PCI Adapter. Both computers run on Windows XP Home Edition SP2.

    Im having trouble finding my advertised speed from Adelphia, all I can tell you is that it is basic cable, (not preferred, premier, ect.). While web-browsing with Internet Explorer it seems as though only some pages load-up quickly, and I believe my download's transfer rates are low to say the least.

    I have both TCPOptimizer and Cablenut, I don't know which program you would recommend. Both Computer's are running on Window's Firewall, and Internet Explorer is configued as specified in many of the guides here on the site.

    I currently have both Adaware and Spybot installed and setup correctly, I run checks regularly and I believe my computers to be free of all spyware.

    Here is a copy of my latest TCP/IP Analyzer log on the Computer with the Linksys Wireless G PCI Adapter:



    TCP properties for IP = XXXXXXXXXX()
    Browser/OS = Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
    Notes: Read the Analyzer FAQ if the above is not your IP address.

    TCP options string = 020405b40103030401010402
    MTU = 1500
    MTU is fully optimized for broadband.
    MSS = 1460
    Maximum useful data in each packet = 1460, which equals MSS.

    Default Receive Window (RWIN) = 640000
    RWIN Scaling (RFC1323) = 4 bits (scale factor of 8)
    Unscaled Receive Window = 40000

    For optimum performance, consider changing RWIN to 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 (Note this is not a speed test):

    Your RcvWindow limits you to: 25600 kbps (3200 KBytes/s) @ 200ms
    Your RcvWindow limits you to: 10240 kbps (1280 KBytes/s) @ 500ms
    MTU Discovery (RFC1191) = ON
    Time to live left = 54 hops

    TTL value is ok.
    Timestamps (RFC1323) = OFF
    Selective Acknowledgements (RFC2018) = ON
    IP type of service field (RFC1349) = 00000000 (0)





    25100417 connections tested since 03.10.2001.
    Analyzer version: 1.06 - last updated 04.12.2005.

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    Also note : I have tryed using your webpage optimzer from the help section of the site, and seemed to have worked, but im still not happy with my current configuation.

    I would very much appreciate any help whatsoever, and Thank you in advance.

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    Adelphia's speed is 4megs last time i checked what speeds are you getting now?
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    I have no idea

    I dont know how to find my current speed with Adelphia. Can you tell how to check?

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    goto their homepage it should 4000 down and 512 up take speed test at speed test site there is one located on the start page of speedguide.net
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    Took the Speed Test

    The results for the SG Speed Test :

    Test complete. Your connection took 9.984 second(s) to download a 500KB test file.

    Your current bandwidth is: 0.41 Mbps (410 kbps, 50 KBps).


    Also, thanks for the reply.

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    Try thease in the sg optmizer below me to download and install


    General Settings tab:

    Custom settings - check
    Modify All Network Adapters - check
    network adapter selection - your NIC
    MTU - 1500
    TTL - 64
    TCP Receive Window - 64240
    MTU Discovery - Yes
    Black Hole Detect - No
    Selective Acks - Yes
    Max Duplicate ACKs - 2
    TCP 1323 Options:
    Windows Scaling - uncheck
    Timestamps - uncheck

    Advanced Settings tab:

    Max Connections per Server - 10
    Max Connections per 1.0 Server - 20
    LocalPriority - 5
    Host Priority - 6
    DNSPriority - 7
    NetbtPriority - 8
    Lan Browsing speedup - optimized
    QoS: NonBestEffortLimit - 0
    ToS: DisableUserTOSSetting - 0
    ToS: DefaultTOSValue - 240
    MaxNegativeCacheTtl - 0
    NetFailureCacheTime - 0
    NegativeSOACache Time - 0
    LAN Request Buffer Size - 32768

    Then select "Apply Changes" and reboot to take effect


    VERY IMPORTANT TO DO THE FOLLOWING:

    1. Under your LAN connection - properties - general tab, uninstall all the protocols there that you do not need. For a stand alone pc all you need is Internet Protocol TCP/IP.

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

    3. ALWAYS connect your modem via ethernet (NIC) and make sure you have the latest drivers for your NIC from the manufacturer and set your duplex mode to "auto". If you are using a router make sure you have the latest firmware.

    4. Clean out your temporary internet files with CrapCleaner.

    5. Power cycle your modem i.e. unplug it for at least 15 seconds.

    6. Download, update and scan with SpyBot S&D 1.4 EXACTLY as mnosteele has explained HERE & Ad-Aware SE 1.06 EXACTLY as mnosteele has explained HERE to remove any spyware then install and update SpywareBlaster 3.4 to stay spyware FREE. YOU MUST USE BOTH AD AWARE & SPYBOT TO ENSURE YOU ARE SPYWARE FREE SINCE ONE FINDS WHAT THE OTHER MISSES. If these 2 programs find a lot of things then please post a HijackThis 1.99.1 log for us to look at.

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

    8. If you have Zone Alarm as a firewall uninstall it and search your pc for the left over files.

    9. Install Kerio Personal Firewall 2.1.5, it's FREE and uses next to no resources.

    10. Do a FREE online virus scan from Kaspersky Webscan, make sure to check the option to use the EXTENDED DATABASE.

    11. Make sure you have ALL of the latest Windows Updates.


    8) ;D
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    Tryed it Out

    I've applied the settings you gave me and here is my TCPanalyzer log:

    TCP properties for IP = XXXXXXXXXX()
    Browser/OS = Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
    Notes: 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) = 64240
    RWIN Scaling (RFC1323) = 0 bits
    Unscaled Receive Window = 64240

    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)
    bandwidth * delay product (Note this is not a speed test):

    Your RcvWindow limits you to: 2569.6 kbps (321.2 KBytes/s) @ 200ms
    Your RcvWindow limits you to: 1027.84 kbps (128.48 KBytes/s) @ 500ms
    MTU Discovery (RFC1191) = ON
    Time to live left = 54 hops

    TTL value is ok.
    Timestamps (RFC1323) = OFF
    Selective Acknowledgements (RFC2018) = ON
    IP type of service field (RFC1349) = 00000000 (0)

    -------------------------------------------------------------


    Do these settings provide the best speeds for a 4 mb connection?

    I have the slider in TCPOptimzer set to 3000, should it be changed?

    Some webpages load up fast, while others take longer than they originally did, of course I haven't yet applied the web page tweak yet because I want to wait for one more response.

    Also: Should I consider changing my web browser from Internet Explorer to Mozilla FireFox?

    Thank You for your help.
    Last edited by duardo23; 11-05-05 at 03:18 PM.

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    What's your speed now

    the faster web page loading is built into the optimizer either values you use should be the same resault though so you can just leave it.

    Switching to Mozilla that won't do anything to fix the loading promblem my guess is you are having dns issues.

    Try goto start menu type cmd in the run box. IN the command prompt type ipconfig /flushdns hit enter.


    Take a few speed tests to see where you are speed wise.
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    Speed Tests and Results

    I did the cmd ipconfig /flushdns and I can't notice a difference. Here are the results for the speed test I took on the Internet.

    Toast.net Image Test Results:

    Loaded 414,161 bytes in 2.109 seconds from Yahoo! server.
    Your results : 1571 kb

    SG Speed test results:
    Test complete. Your connection took 17.797 second(s) to download a 500KB test file.
    Your current bandwidth is: 0.23 Mbps (230 kbps, 28 KBps).

    Speakeasy.net Test Results:

    Seattle, WA
    Download Speed: 624 kbps (78 KB/sec transfer rate)
    Upload Speed: 431 kbps (53.9 KB/sec transfer rate)

    San Francisco, CA
    Download Speed: 812 kbps (101.5 KB/sec transfer rate)
    Upload Speed: 431 kbps (53.9 KB/sec transfer rate)

    Los Angeles, CA
    Download Speed: 1577 kbps (197.1 KB/sec transfer rate)
    Upload Speed: 432 kbps (54 KB/sec transfer rate)

    Dallas, TX
    Download Speed: 1567 kbps (195.9 KB/sec transfer rate)
    Upload Speed: 433 kbps (54.1 KB/sec transfer rate)

    Chicago, IL
    Download Speed: 1661 kbps (207.6 KB/sec transfer rate)
    Upload Speed: 429 kbps (53.6 KB/sec transfer rate)

    Atlanta, GA
    Download Speed: 1521 kbps (190.1 KB/sec transfer rate)
    Upload Speed: 431 kbps (53.9 KB/sec transfer rate)

    New York City, NY
    Download Speed: 952 kbps (119 KB/sec transfer rate)
    Upload Speed: 432 kbps (54 KB/sec transfer rate)

    Washington, DC
    Download Speed: 1714 kbps (214.3 KB/sec transfer rate)
    Upload Speed: 429 kbps (53.6 KB/sec transfer rate)

    --------------------------------------------------------------------
    (I live in Florida, if that helps.)


    Bandwidthplace.com Speed Test results:

    Personal test results

    Speed
    686.2 kilobits per second
    Communications 686.2 kilobits per second
    Storage 83.8 kilobytes per second
    1MB file download 12.2 seconds
    Subjective rating Not bad
    Explain results
    Info
    Date & time Saturday, November 5, 8:09PM*
    Test type IDT4 Free
    Connection type Cable
    Region Florida
    Data size 1024KB


    P.S : I was downloading a 300mb file from filefront and got speeds of only 73.35 KB/sec. This (to me) seems slow, but I could be wrong.


    Thanks for all your help.

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    http://www.speedguide.net/read_articles.php?id=177 follow this guide if you haven't already. on the linksys goto 192.168.1.1 make sure block wan request is disabled also that the firmware is up to date on the router

    Goto my computer control panel firewall advanced make sure unpn traffic is checked and icmp traffic is all checked.

    When all that is done power off the modem the router for about 10 mins trun on modem then router take a few more test.
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    Tested it out

    I've tested and checked all the info you gave me, and really haven't seen any change whatsoever. My speed tests results are relatively the same as posted earlier and some web pages for example : "ign.com" load up really slow. I also notice slow loading times when trying to view enlarged images.

    Also downloading a 200 mb file on filefront at a tranfer rate of about 80 KB/sec.

    Perhaps there is something more you can recommend.

    Thankyou.

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    http://www.pcpitstop.com/internet/tracert.asp see if you see any other then green if so what hop.
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