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How to Increase Internet Connection Speed in Windows 8

Written by hasan. Posted in How To, Microsoft, Windows 8

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Internet speed is always a concern to any user specially when he is using extreme downloading and software’s related to media and Videos which usually consumes more internet connection speed. Earlier it has been discussed the ways to speed up your Windows to support internet specially when you are using a broadband connection, Today we will guide you how to disable the Windows 8 system reserved bandwidth to speed up your internet speed in Windows 8.

Windows 8 by default reserve approximate 20% of your bandwidth for its own use if you are using a broadband connection, all is due to the Windows 8 frequent updates and validation processes, if we will disable this in Windows 8 we can use that rest of 20% internet speed which had been settled for updates.

 Let’s Start How to enhance the speed of your broadband connection in Windows 8

At first click on start menu using Metro UI in Windows 8 by pressing Windows key. Now type “gpedit.msc” and Click to open. The window Local Group Policy Editor will open:

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Here go to the Computer Configuration given at the right pane of the Window than click on Administrative Template then Network, select QOS Packet Scheduler, here click on Limit Reservable Bandwidth.

 

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In the Window Limit Reservable Bandwidth you will see enabled radio button at the right side and give the Bandwidth limit 0% and than apply, this action will change the default system bandwidth to 0% and it will make 100% bandwidth available for you to use on Windows 8.

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Comments (17)

  • Wouter

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    Yes, thanks you very much. I was experiencing slow speeds on wifi, but this fixes it. Awesome!

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  • Vin

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    cannot open gpedit.msc or find it anywhere on my brand new laptop. I am positive i am doing it correctly. any ideas?

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    • messi

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      For me i’ve found that my computers that were running windows home edition couldn’t find this while my Pro edition computers could. Not sure if that’s the same problem you have, but for me that was the issue. Good luck

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    • SKR

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      same problem with me dude, i have windows 8 single pack

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  • Hasan

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    it definitely increased my internet speed somehow. and i also used the same method in windows 7 it works for both. thanks

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  • messi

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    Awesome.

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  • joe 547

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    thank you my internet no longer the speed of a legless horse :)

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  • vinee tchauhan

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    i willl affect something rather than net speed

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  • Ali

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    Very good

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  • misTreous

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    In Windows 8, it’s not 20% but ……… 80%!!!

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  • yamamay92

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    other wise cannot open gpedit.msc you download gpedit.msc OK

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  • guru

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    thanks Hassan.

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  • Beast

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    If you can’t find gpedit.msc, search it in the file browser.

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  • Tim

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    My internet speed is about 4 times faster than it was. Thank you

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  • Manoj

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    At least Windows Server 2003 operating systems or Windows XP Professional and your Bandwidth how to give as your ISP

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  • Ray Foisel1983@gmail.com

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    you type to opening C:WindowsTempgpedit there is Local Group Policy Editor hidden in Computer just Clicking opening “gepdit” now available for Windows 7 & 8

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  • Jane

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    what should I do after I got in the file but it says that MMC could not create the snap-in

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