Jeff (The Brown-Eyed Albino)
Just a quick spot for now, busy with other projects.
Here are three easy ways that you can do to speed up your browsing!
1. TCPOptimizer: this thing is brilliantly simple. Download it, run it, and click on "optimal settings". Make sure to set the Connection Speed to 1500, and no higher. You'll have to reboot with this one, but it's worth it.
2. GpEdit.msc: Windows automatically reserves 20% of your bandwidth! To stop that, go to start, run, type in "gpedit.msc" without quotes. Once you're there, go to Computer Configuration, Administrative Templates, Network, then click on QoS Packet Scheduler. Take a look in the window, see "Limit reservable bandwidth"? It says "Not configured" right? Double click on it, then go to Explain, and read up. Go back to Setting, click "Enabled" and set the Bandwidth limit to zero, then hit OK. Exit the program, and you should immediately notice a difference.
3. Open DNS: Your ISP could be holding back on you. If you notice seconds before anything loads, it might be time to switch to OpenDNS. It changes your DNS to use theirs instead of your ISP, so the load is much less, which gives you faster speeds! Instructions on the site.
If you do any of these, you should notice a difference in your browsing speed immediately. So yeah, have fun with that.