Thursday, 4 October 2012

Boost Your Internet Downloading Speed with TCP Optimizer

Did you know that your system is capable of handling higher download speeds that it currently is set to. It is only a matter of tweaking the right settings to remove this blockage. This is where TCP optimizer which is actually an Internet Accelerater comes into picture. It helps to dramatically boost your Internet speed by optimizing Internet-related settings on your end of the connection, allowing for faster throughput. How? Read on..

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The SG TCP Optimizer is what is said to be an " Internet Accelerater" which helps to dramatically boost your Internet speed. It optimizes Internet-related settings on your end of the connection, allowing for faster throughput. Although you can boost your internet speed by using Google or Open DNS also but you might wanna give this one a try too.

The program works with any Internet connection, from dial-up to leased lines. It is a completely free program that supports all current Windows versions, and it can improve Internet speed as much as 200% in some cases, at no additional cost to you. It is completely legal, free and often recommended by ISPs as a tool to troubleshoot and optimize internet connections.

The SG TCP Optimizer works best for optimizing broadband Internet connection however it will work for dial-up and LANs to a degree. Note that it is a program that optimizes your end of the connection, and you will still be dependent on the feed that your ISP provides.


Many network settings in Windows (especially XP/2k/9x versions) are configured for dial-up (low speed) or Ethernet (low latency) devices. With today's high speed Internet connections, this oversight hampers the performance of your Internet connections as much as 200%.

In essence, optimizing Windows TCP/IP settings removes the bottleneck caused by your OS to Internet connectivity, allowing for better utilization bandwidth provided by your ISP.

The SG TCP Optimizer is a toll that optimizes your windows network/Internet settings, resulting in up top 200% speed boost.


TCP/IP ( Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol) is a suite of communication protocols    (rules) used to connect hosts on the Internet.

TCP/IP is used by the Internet, making it the de facto most widely spread standard for transmitting data over the networks. TCP and IP were developed by DOD ( Department of Defence) research project to connect a number different networks designed by different vendors into a network of networks (the Internet).

STEP 1 : Download TCP Optimizer and make sure to "Run it as Administrator".

STEP 2:  Stay in the "General Settings" tab.

STEP 3:  Go to File, Select "Backup Current Settings" and save the settings file where ever you want.

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STEP 4:  Now you need to do is set your connection speed. For example : I have 2MBps connection, so i slid the slider to 2MBps or 2000kbps. Accordingly, set the slider to the appropriate value depending on your own connection speed.

STEP 5:  From the "Network Adapter Selection" drop down list, Select your Wired / Wireless network adapter depending on, which one you want to modify.

STEP 6: Check "Modify all Adapters"

STEP 7: Select "Optimal" and hit "Apply Changes"

STEP 8: You'll be displayed a window showing you the settings that are to be modified. Make sure that the "Backup" option present at the bottom of the window is checked. Hit "Ok".

STEP 9: You will now be notified that your computer is going to restart for the settings to be changed and added.

NOTE: If the modifications do not work out for you or you are not happy with the way your network / computer responds to these new settings. You can restore your old settings, the one that we saved in Step 3. By simply going to "File" and selecting "Restore backed up settings" or you can also set the settings back to their default values by selecting "Restore back to windows default".

That's all ! You can use TCP Optimizer for tweaking your network in a much deeper way if you have knowledge about TCP (Transmission Control Protocol) and it's related terminologies that are to be modified using the software. 

You can also use the Optimizer to easily apply custom values, test with different settings, and learn a bit more about tweaking and TCP/IP in general. We strongly recommend getting familiar with the settings, and learning what aspects of your connections they affect first. Also, note that some of the  program tabs ( Largest MTU, BDP, Latency) can be used as a learning tool without making any changes to the Windows Registry.



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