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Tweaks For Internet Speed

Post by Gen Stranger » Tue Jan 24, 2006 10:59 am

Tweaks From SpeedGuide.net
See the post on how these are used below
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TCPOptimizer.exe
Description: The TCP Optimizer is a free, easy Windows program that provides an intuitive interface for tuning and optimizing your Internet connection. Just download and run, there is no installaion required. The program makes it easy to find the best MTU
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TCPOptimizer.exe
Description: The TCP Optimizer is a free, easy Windows program that provides an intuitive interface for tuning and optimizing your Internet connection. Just download and run, there is no installaion required. The program makes it easy to find the best MTU
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Post by Gen Stranger » Tue Jan 24, 2006 11:07 am

SpeedGuide Generic Registry Patches

We've added the optimal Registry settings for Cable Modems, DSL or any similar broadband Internet connection to these patches. You should really experiment with different settings and add them manually or using our TCP Optimizer program above rather than applying generic patches, however we've added them for simplicity, ease of installation and the many requests. Please make sure you download the patch for your version of Windows, they are slightly different. If you'd rather try editing the Registry yourself, check the Registry Tweaks section of the site, or use our TCP Optimizer program.
Note: All patches are compressed and downloadable in "zip" format. You might need an utility, such as WinZip or WinRAR to uncompress the downloaded files before installation.
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sguide_default_2k.zip
Description: Patch that reverts the Windows XP / 2000 Registry to its default state regarding TCP/IP, deleting all tweaks. To install, extract the .inf file first, then double-click (or right-click on filename and choose install from the pull-down menu) a
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sguide_default_2k.zip
Description: Patch that reverts the Windows XP / 2000 Registry to its default state regarding TCP/IP, deleting all tweaks. To install, extract the .inf file first, then double-click (or right-click on filename and choose install from the pull-down menu) a
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sguide_tweak_2k.zip
Description: Generic patch for Windows XP and Windows 2000 (all versions). This patch will optimize your TCP/IP Registry settings for high speed Internet connections. To install, extract the .inf file first, then double-click (or right-click on filename a
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sguide_tweak_2k.zip
Description: Generic patch for Windows XP and Windows 2000 (all versions). This patch will optimize your TCP/IP Registry settings for high speed Internet connections. To install, extract the .inf file first, then double-click (or right-click on filename a
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sguide_tweak_9x_pppoe.zip
Description: Generic Registry patch for Windows 95/98/98SE/ME and DSL connection using PPPoE. (includes a fix for 98SE ICS, as well as smaller MaxMTU, corrected for PPPoE) This is an updated version of our original regstry patch, it's an .inf file that tw
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sguide_tweak_9x_pppoe.zip
Description: Generic Registry patch for Windows 95/98/98SE/ME and DSL connection using PPPoE. (includes a fix for 98SE ICS, as well as smaller MaxMTU, corrected for PPPoE) This is an updated version of our original regstry patch, it's an .inf file that tw
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sguide_tweak_2k_pppoe.zip
Description: Generic patch for Windows XP/2000 and DSL connections using PPPoE. This patch will optimize your TCP/IP Registry settings for high speed Internet connections. It is specifically designed for PPPoE DSL connections. To install, extract the .inf
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sguide_tweak_2k_pppoe.zip
Description: Generic patch for Windows XP/2000 and DSL connections using PPPoE. This patch will optimize your TCP/IP Registry settings for high speed Internet connections. It is specifically designed for PPPoE DSL connections. To install, extract the .inf
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sguide_tweak_9x.zip
Description: Generic Registry patch for Windows 95/98/98SE/ME (includes a fix for 98SE ICS, as well as corrected SackOpts location). This is an updated version of our original regstry patch, it's an .inf file that tweaks the Registry and adds all the opti
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sguide_tweak_9x.zip
Description: Generic Registry patch for Windows 95/98/98SE/ME (includes a fix for 98SE ICS, as well as corrected SackOpts location). This is an updated version of our original regstry patch, it's an .inf file that tweaks the Registry and adds all the opti
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sguide_default_9x.zip
Description: A patch that returns all TCP/IP related Registry entries to the Windows default state. You can use it with Windows 9x/ME. To install, extract the file first, then right-click (on the .inf filename) and choose "Install" from the Pull-down menu
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sguide_default_9x.zip
Description: A patch that returns all TCP/IP related Registry entries to the Windows default state. You can use it with Windows 9x/ME. To install, extract the file first, then right-click (on the .inf filename) and choose "Install" from the Pull-down menu
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Post by Gen Stranger » Tue Jan 24, 2006 11:13 am

tweaks
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winxp_dnscache.zip
Patch Windows 2k/XP not to cache failed DNS entries. By default, when a DNS lookup fails (due to temporary DNS problems), Windows still caches the unsuccessful DNS query, and in turn fails to connect to a host regardless of the fact that the DNS server mi
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winxp_dnscache.zip
Patch Windows 2k/XP not to cache failed DNS entries. By default, when a DNS lookup fails (due to temporary DNS problems), Windows still caches the unsuccessful DNS query, and in turn fails to connect to a host regardless of the fact that the DNS server mi
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winxp_dnscache_undo.zip
Patch to reverse all changes made by winxp_dnscache.reg. To install, save to your HD, unzip the .inf file, then right-click on the filename and choose "install" from the pull-down menu. Note: don't open the file, just right-click on the .inf filename and
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winxp_dnscache_undo.zip
Patch to reverse all changes made by winxp_dnscache.reg. To install, save to your HD, unzip the .inf file, then right-click on the filename and choose "install" from the pull-down menu. Note: don't open the file, just right-click on the .inf filename and
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Post by Gen Stranger » Tue Jan 24, 2006 11:14 am

SpeedGuide Generic Registry Patches

We've added the optimal Registry settings for Cable Modems, DSL or any similar broadband Internet connection to these patches. You should really experiment with different settings and add them manually or using our TCP Optimizer program above rather than applying generic patches, however we've added them for simplicity, ease of installation and the many requests. Please make sure you download the patch for your version of Windows, they are slightly different. If you'd rather try editing the Registry yourself, check the Registry Tweaks section of the site, or use our TCP Optimizer program.
Note: All patches are compressed and downloadable in "zip" format. You might need an utility, such as WinZip or WinRAR to uncompress the downloaded files before installation.

sguide_tweak_9x.zip
Description: Generic Registry patch for Windows 95/98/98SE/ME (includes a fix for 98SE ICS, as well as corrected SackOpts location). This is an updated version of our original regstry patch, it's an .inf file that tweaks the Registry and adds all the optimum settings for Cable modem, DSL, or any similar broadband connection. To install, extract the file first, then just right-click (on the .inf filename) and choose "Install" from the Pull-down menu. You need to reboot for changes to take effect.
OS: Windows 9x/ME | version: 1.0 | date: 11/23/00 | filesize: 1KB

sguide_tweak_9x_pppoe.zip
Description: Generic Registry patch for Windows 95/98/98SE/ME and DSL connection using PPPoE. (includes a fix for 98SE ICS, as well as smaller MaxMTU, corrected for PPPoE) This is an updated version of our original regstry patch, it's an .inf file that tweaks the Registry and adds all the optimum settings for Internet connecions using PPPoE. To install, extract the file first, then just right-click (on the .inf filename) and choose "Install" from the Pull-down menu. You need to reboot for changes to take effect. The PPPoE patch generally applies only to some xDSL connecions, it is not for use with Cable modems. For additional info on PPPoE check out our Terms & Definitions page.
OS: Windows 9x/ME | version: 1.0 | date: 11/23/00 | filesize: 1 KB

sguide_default_9x.zip
Description: A patch that returns all TCP/IP related Registry entries to the Windows default state. You can use it with Windows 9x/ME. To install, extract the file first, then right-click (on the .inf filename) and choose "Install" from the Pull-down menu. You need to reboot for changes to take effect. If you don't like the changes all the other patches make, or in case they have negative effect on your throughput, either restore the Windows registry to it's previous state, or use this patch to return to the default Windows TCP/IP entries.
OS: Windows 9x/ME | version: 1.0 | date: 11/23/00 | filesize: 1 KB

sguide_tweak_2k.zip
Description: Generic patch for Windows XP and Windows 2000 (all versions). This patch will optimize your TCP/IP Registry settings for high speed Internet connections. To install, extract the .inf file first, then double-click (or right-click on filename and choose install from the pull-down menu) and reboot for changes to take effect.
OS: Windows 2K/XP/2k3 | version: 1.0 | date: 12/18/01 | filesize: 1 KB

sguide_tweak_2k_pppoe.zip
Description: Generic patch for Windows XP/2000 and DSL connections using PPPoE. This patch will optimize your TCP/IP Registry settings for high speed Internet connections. It is specifically designed for PPPoE DSL connections. To install, extract the .inf file first, then double-click (or right-click on filename and choose install from the pull-down menu) and reboot for changes to take effect.
OS: Windows 2K/XP/2k3 | version: 1.0 | date: 12/18/01 | filesize: 1 KB

sguide_default_2k.zip
Description: Patch that reverts the Windows XP / 2000 Registry to its default state regarding TCP/IP, deleting all tweaks. To install, extract the .inf file first, then double-click (or right-click on filename and choose install from the pull-down menu) and reboot for changes to take effect.
OS: Windows 2K/XP/2k3 | version: 1.0 | date: 12/18/01 | filesize: 1 KB

winxp_dnscache.zip
Description: Patch Windows 2k/XP not to cache failed DNS entries. By default, when a DNS lookup fails (due to temporary DNS problems), Windows still caches the unsuccessful DNS query, and in turn fails to connect to a host regardless of the fact that the DNS server might be able to handle your lookup seconds later. This patch fixes the problem by configuring the DNS client to continue sending queries to an unresponsive network. To install, save to your HD, unzip the .reg file, then double-click the filename.
OS: Windows 2K/XP/2k3 | version: 1.0 | date: 05/14/01 | filesize: 0.5 KB

winxp_dnscache_undo.zip
Description: Patch to reverse all changes made by winxp_dnscache.reg. To install, save to your HD, unzip the .inf file, then right-click on the filename and choose "install" from the pull-down menu. Note: don't open the file, just right-click on the .inf filename and choose "install".
OS: Windows 2K/XP/2k3 | version: 1.0 | date: 05/14/01 | filesize: 2 KB



Web Patches - faster loading of Web Pages

The following patch increases Web page loading speed, by doubling the number of possible concurrent open connections. For example, imagine a web page has 20 images and some text - in order for your browser to get all these files, it opens 2 or 4 concurrent connections, depending on the Web server. Increasing the number of open connections allows for faster retrieving of the data. Please note that the patch sets some values outside of the HTML specs. If you decide to install it, backup your Registry first. Changes will take effect after you reboot. Download the patch appropriate for your OS:

sg_webtweak_9x.zip
Description: SpeedGuide Web Patch for Windows 95/98/98SE/ME
OS: Windows 9x/ME | version: 1.0 | date: 12/18/01 | filesize: 1 KB

sg_webtweak_2k.zip
Description: SpeedGuide Web Patch for Windows 2000/XP
OS: Windows 2K/XP/2k3 | version: 1.0 | date: 12/18/01 | filesize: 1.5 KB
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Microsoft Windows 9x Vtcp.386 Update

Post by Gen Stranger » Tue Jan 24, 2006 11:16 am

Microsoft Windows 9x Vtcp.386 Update

The following Microsoft patch fixes a bug in Vtcp.386. It should be installed on Windows 95, 98 or 98SE only. Windows ME already has this fix implemented.

According to Microsoft, because of a math error, the Windows 9x TCP/IP stack incorrectly computes a timer used to retransmit packets (based on round trip time to a server). When you are transmitting packets over high-speed/high-delay networks, such as any broadband Internet connection, this can result in unnecessary retransmissions and lower throughput... This fix helps reduce retransmission of packets, therefore improving the overall performance of the TCP/IP stack. While It achieves that, in some systems it might also reduce throughput a bit, since it increases the wait before a packet is retransmitted. If you decide to install this fix, backup, or rename Vtcp.386, located in the \Windows\System directory, so you will have a way of going back to your original setting. You can download the Microsoft fix directly from here, please get the one corresponding to your version of Windows:
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236926usa5.exe
MS Vtcp.386 fix for Windows 95. Install and reboot for changes to take effect. You need to have the updated Windows Sockets 2 for Windows 95 from Microsoft for the install to work.
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236926usa5.exe
MS Vtcp.386 fix for Windows 95. Install and reboot for changes to take effect. You need to have the updated Windows Sockets 2 for Windows 95 from Microsoft for the install to work.
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W95ws2setup.exe
Install and reboot for changes to take effect. This file will not interfere with any of the patches.
OS: Windows 95
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W95ws2setup.exe
Install and reboot for changes to take effect. This file will not interfere with any of the patches.
OS: Windows 95
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236926usa8.exe
MS Vtcp.386 fix for Windows 98. Install and reboot for changes to take effect. This file will not interfere with any of the other patches.
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236926usa8.exe
MS Vtcp.386 fix for Windows 98. Install and reboot for changes to take effect. This file will not interfere with any of the other patches.
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Win 98

Post by Gen Stranger » Tue Jan 24, 2006 11:21 am

Microsoft Windows 98SE NDIS Intermediate Drivers Patch

SYMPTOMS: On a Windows 98 Second Edition-based computer that is using networking software that is implemented as a Network Driver Interface Specification (NDIS) intermediate driver, one of the following symptoms may occur:
The computer may stop responding (hang) during startup or shutdown.
Your network throughput and overall network performance may gradually decrease, sometimes to the point that the computer hangs or becomes completely unresponsive to network requests.
To correct the problem with Windows 98SE computers only, download the fix below
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243199US8.EXE
Description: Microsoft Windows 98SE NDIS Intermediate Drivers Patch
OS: Windows 98SE
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243199US8.EXE
Description: Microsoft Windows 98SE NDIS Intermediate Drivers Patch
OS: Windows 98SE
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TCP tester

Post by Gen Stranger » Tue Jan 24, 2006 11:25 am

The SpeedGuide TCP/IP Analyzer is a program designed to display your Internet connection parameters, extracted directly from TCP packets sent by your browser to our server. The Analyzer program then displays recommendations based on the settings extracted from the headers of those packets.



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Post by Gen Stranger » Tue Jan 24, 2006 11:28 am

This is a link I always use to test my Firewall

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