Classic Tweak: Increase Bandwidth by 20%

Here's a classic tweak for broadband or dial up internet connection of computers with Windows XP Pro.
  • Make sure you are logged-in as Administrator.
  • Now, click Start/Run and type "gpedit.msc" (w/o the quotes).
  • Expand "Local Computer Policy".
  • Expand "Administrative Templates".
  • Expand "Network".
  • Click to highlight "QoS Packet Scheduler".
  • In the right pane, double-click "Limit reservable bandwidth".
The feature determines the percentage of connection bandwidth that the system can reserve. This value limits the combined bandwidth reservations of all programs running on the system. By default, the Packet Scheduler limits the system to 20 percent of the bandwidth of a connection, but you can use this setting to override the default. If you enable this setting, you can use the "Bandwidth limit" box to adjust the amount of bandwidth the system can reserve. If you disable this setting or do not configure it, the system uses the default value of 20 percent of the connection.
Important: If a bandwidth limit is set for a particular network adapter in the registry, this setting is ignored when configuring that network adapter.
  • In the Setting tab, check "Enabled".Then change "Bandwidth limit (%)" to 0 (zero).
  • Reboot your computer for the changes to take effect.
This process earned more negative feedbacks than positive ones. A lot of people don't believe it is working; but what the heck, give it a try and you will know the difference.

Hope this helps.