Recently, if you notice that your internet connection is not performing well, then here are 2 simple tasks to boost your internet connection performance. It worked for me.
Previously I was having this problem of needing to refresh the website few times to load it. But it disappeared after following these tips given below…
#1 Optimize TCP /IP Settings of your Internet Connection
The TCP Optimizer (download) 500KB, is a free, easy Windows program that provides an intuitive interface for tuning and optimizing your Internet connection. There is no installation required, just download and run.
Note : I am using BSNL 750 UL plan.. which gives bandwidth of 256Kbps. Set you slider to bandwidth of your internet connection. (see below)
For basic optimization I used the following settings as in the screenshot.
The program can aid both the novice and the advanced user in tweaking related TCP/IP parameters in the Windows Registry, making it easy to tune your system to the type of Internet connection used. You can read their tweaking manual here.
#2 Use OpenDns to Enhance Web Surfing
OpenDns acts as an alternative to your default DNS server. If the DNS server of your ISP is slow, the time it takes to resolve the web address adds up to the overall loading time of the website. Read more details at Wikipedia.
To change to OpenDNS simple add the following server addresses to your LAN and Internet connection (any). Go to Network Connections > Right Click on Local Area Connection > Properties
Update the default DNS server to point to the OpenDNS nameservers that are 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206
This is simple and free… but it really helps as its also make web surfing safer and protects you from phishing attacks.
Finally, Use firefox 3+ and read our tips to make firefox faster.
Note : Test at speedtest.net before and after these settings to compare the change and improvement of your internet connection speed.
Let us know what your found… ?
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