Limit Reservable Bandwidth

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  1. cdavisdeco

    cdavisdeco MDL Senior Member

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    #1 cdavisdeco, Dec 26, 2016
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    Many of us know the "Limit Reservable Bandwidth" setting in Group Policy Editor. But does it actually increase internet connection speed?
     
  2. lobo11

    lobo11 TOMAHAWK CHOP

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    It's BS :D
     
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  3. Mr.X

    Mr.X MDL Guru

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    Yup, it's digested grass.
     
  4. Katzenfreund

    Katzenfreund MDL Expert

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    I haven't tried it with Windows 10, but I experimented with such techniques on my old XP without noticeable results. And I gave up snake oil remedies early on.
     
  5. cdavisdeco

    cdavisdeco MDL Senior Member

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    It's all over the internet since ages.
     
  6. lobo11

    lobo11 TOMAHAWK CHOP

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    :sleep2::sleep2::sleep2::sleep2:
     
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  7. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    I set it to 0% and got an extra 500MB/s download! :eek:

    Didn't this already get beaten to death about 20 Windows releases ago?
     
  8. Mr.X

    Mr.X MDL Guru

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    :trollface:
     
  9. CHEF-KOCH

    CHEF-KOCH MDL Addicted

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    You have 100% of you bandwidth all the time, but if an app e.g. which supports QoS like Skype is running while you download something then Skype gets 'a higher' priority to ensure you not get interrupts or disconnects. Some Routers also have this ability too. But there is no reason to entirely disable or uninstall it, it's a wrong myth re-spelled over the internet since W2k days. Windows updates doesn't use QoS it only uses some kind of P2P sharing which is 'optional'.
     
  10. cdavisdeco

    cdavisdeco MDL Senior Member

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    WOW! :biggrin:
     
  11. cdavisdeco

    cdavisdeco MDL Senior Member

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    #13 cdavisdeco, Dec 29, 2016
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    If so, I don't know why is this still circling over tech blogs. Hasn't P2P sharing system implemented originally in Windows 10? Thanks for the explanation.
     
  12. TairikuOkami

    TairikuOkami MDL Addicted

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    Just remove all network protocols from your adapter, including QoS, leave only IPv4 and IPv6 disabled.
    All those features are supposed to "optimize" your internet, like superfetch, but they can cause problems.
     
  13. lobo11

    lobo11 TOMAHAWK CHOP

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    Both of them:D
     
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  14. GOD666

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    This is actually what I do and honestly, it does help if you're using WiFi.
     
  15. lobo11

    lobo11 TOMAHAWK CHOP

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    How about only ethernet :D
     
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  16. GOD666

    GOD666 MDL Expert

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    :roflmao::roflmao::roflmao::roflmao:

    You're evil.

    You know some unsuspecting idiot who does not know any better is bound to try that. :p
     
  17. lobo11

    lobo11 TOMAHAWK CHOP

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    Well what she said is kind of misleading, I did not see the word WiFi, So I wondered what she was talking about:D
     
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