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Re: The next broadband killer: advanced operating systems?

  • From: Mikael Abrahamsson
  • Date: Mon Oct 22 13:22:02 2007

On Mon, 22 Oct 2007, Sam Stickland wrote:

Does anyone know if there are any plans by Microsoft to push this out as a Windows XP update as well?

You can achieve the same thing by running a utility such as TCP Optimizer.

Turn on window scaling and increase the TCP window size to 1 meg or so, and you should be good to go.

The "only" thing this changes for ISPs is that all of a sudden increasing the latency by 30-50ms by buffering in a router that has a link that is full, won't help much, end user machines will be able to cope with that and still use the bw. So if you want to make the gamers happy you might want to look into that WRED drop profile one more time with this in mind if you're in the habit of congesting your core regularily.

Mikael Abrahamsson    email: [email protected]