Internet Speed Boosters

July 14, 2009 6:03pm CST
I recently downloaded something called "Internet Speed Booster" to try to speed up my connection/system. I'm not really very sure if it's working though...It has something called a speed booster which has a number of presets from A-F and a windows default option. I have stuff called MSS and MTU and ICMP in that portion (which I don't understand). I also have a net pinger in it which I thankfully comprehend. There's also a RAM booster which shows me the processor usage and RAM usage and at the bottom there's a scroll bar where you can adjust the "target level of RAM". The default is 0. I don't know how to use it properly, it's a little too complicated for you guys know of any other free internet speed booster programs? Or maybe someone can tell me what MSS and MTU and ICMP and RWIN means so I can use the program properly?
1 response
@my1341 (459)
• China
15 Jul 09
Hi, guy! I don't think that software can actually speed up your internet connection. The mechanism of those software is to change some parameters of your operating system. In theory those changes may boost up the speed, but the effect is really subtle and we can't feel it conspicuously. Internet connection speed is determined by your local ISP. From my experience, some downloading tools can really boost up your speed If you are downloading something. I always use a downloading application called "Internet Download Manager" which is really quick when downloading. You may try it and have good luck!
• Philippines
15 Jul 09
Thanks for the suggestion my1341! I'm going to try that. But first item on my agenda is to shift to Windows 7. Which means I need to reformat my entire computer again. Which isn't so bad. I've done it over 50 times. I will keep a note to include the Internet Download Manager to the software I will install back. Thanks! :)