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AdminI came across a program today when I was looking for an application to help optimize TCP connections. If you don’t already know, TCP connections are how you connect to the internet or your network.  By optimizing your connection you will get the best speeds you can from your hardware.

Most people don’t know what the heck MTU’s and QoS are. Hell it took me a MCSE to really understand networking but now you can optimize your connections with a simple piece of freeware. The author says it is meant for a broadband connection but it will also work on anything from a dial-up 56k modem to full on Gigabit.

The download can be found here. It is a 596KB file and I have tried it out on a Vista 32bit machine and an XP 32bit machine.

When you launch it for the first time this is what you will see:

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Start out by backing up your current settings by going to File –> backup current settings. This is just to be on the safe side in case you want to revert back.

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Next simply hit the “optimal settings” radio button at the bottom of your screen like you see below:

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Then hit “apply changes” and you will be shown a window that looks like this

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Then you will be given a prompt to restart your machine. Like this –

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Do so and then when you come back up, test your connectivity.

Inside the application there is a tab to test ping websites and analyze the statistics but to tell you the truth the difference was so significant I knew right away it was better.

Do you use something similar to this? Do you do this manually? Let us know in the comments how it worked out for ya!

  1. Dbob
    April 12, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    Increased my Chrome speed by half...It'll have to help FF too. Many thanks.

  2. Ganesh
    April 12, 2009 at 7:43 pm

    Really Excellent Results right away.Thank you so much for the article.

  3. joe
    April 12, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    ran speed tests before and after optimization. Same download speed. Half upload speed after "optimized" changes.

  4. mchlbk
    April 12, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    No speed increase at all. Useless.

  5. Brian
    April 11, 2009 at 11:03 pm

    Been using this app for about a year now with excellent results. Anyone wishing to try it out should run a speed test before & after. Result will be impressive.

  6. Titanium Pen
    April 11, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    Gotta try it out.

  7. WesllyOni
    April 11, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    Back here to comment my apreciations on TCP Optimizer: My connection is blazing fast! I'm getting the best results I ever had on speedtest.net and I feel like its more stable. Its really worth the download, its less than 1 MB and you get a real, visible increase in performance.

    Thank you admin!! I think I owe you a beer :D

  8. WesllyOni
    April 11, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    I'm giving a try on this tool Admin, I had just one issue that I could fix quickly: the Avira Antivir Guard was disabled when I rebooted and it didn't allow me to re-enable it from its context menu in the system tray, I double-clicked it and found that the service was deactivated but it was just one click on Activate to bring things back to normal again. As I said I'm still test driving it, I will write again here in a couple hours to show my results to you and everyone :) Thanks Admin!

  9. USBman
    April 11, 2009 at 11:53 am

    Are you sure this is intended for Vista??

    I've used this program with great success in the past, but on XP. I seem to remember reading that changes in the way Vista works made this program inapplicable.

    • Karl L. Gechlik | AskTheAdmin.com
      April 11, 2009 at 12:26 pm

      Yup works great on Vista.

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