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    Any advice on optispeed from the Ookla speed checker site please?

    Wishing to speed up BB connections on Windows 7 .
    Is Optispeed the best choice?

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    Isn't optispeed for sending files? What are you trying to actually do? Just speed up your broadband, we need to know who you are with, what speed you should be getting according to your isp, then what speed you get via wifi and then via ethernet to be able to offer any support. You may get better speeds by playing with your router settings rather than optispeed that's advertised on ookla,

    If you want to speed up your internet connection by a noticable amount then generally your only choice is to pay for a faster connection. Fiddling around with settings and software will very rarely make any meaningful difference.

    The most common exception is if you're limited by wi-fi speed, in which case upgrading your devices and router to a newer wi-fi standard or adding extra access points to your house will help. Do you get a lower speed than if you run a speedtest on a laptop or desktop connected with an ethernet cable.

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    westy125

    Isn't optispeed for sending files? What are you trying to actually do? … Isn't optispeed for sending files? What are you trying to actually do? Just speed up your broadband, we need to know who you are with, what speed you should be getting according to your isp, then what speed you get via wifi and then via ethernet to be able to offer any support. You may get better speeds by playing with your router settings rather than optispeed that's advertised on ookla,



    Thanks.
    It claimed it would optimise my Windows settings so the laptop would run faster/more smoothly.
    I am far from an expert .

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    EndlessWaves

    If you want to speed up your internet connection by a noticable amount … If you want to speed up your internet connection by a noticable amount then generally your only choice is to pay for a faster connection. Fiddling around with settings and software will very rarely make any meaningful difference.The most common exception is if you're limited by wi-fi speed, in which case upgrading your devices and router to a newer wi-fi standard or adding extra access points to your house will help. Do you get a lower speed than if you run a speedtest on a laptop or desktop connected with an ethernet cable.



    Thanks.
    I am geting 46 mps wireless & 76 mps wired on a 70 mps deal which is great but it may be the laptop which is 6 years old.
    I tried the Virgin superhub 3 but had a week of problems so reverted back to the superhub 2.

    landros1

    Thanks.It claimed it would optimise my Windows settings so the laptop … Thanks.It claimed it would optimise my Windows settings so the laptop would run faster/more smoothly.I am far from an expert .



    If anyone could really do that Microsoft would have bought them long ago and incorporated the technology into Windows.

    I'm sure they can demonstrate a percent or two improvement, but anything meaningful? They'd have to have some pretty robust evidence before I'd believe them.

    If you're getting 76Mbps then I don't think you need any speedup, it's just your wi-fi being attenuated by house walls. You could upgrade the wi-fi adapter to support newer standards so you can get faster speeds from the same signal strength or add an access point closer to where you are if you fancy a bit of DIY.

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    EndlessWaves

    If anyone could really do that Microsoft would have bought them long ago … If anyone could really do that Microsoft would have bought them long ago and incorporated the technology into Windows. I'm sure they can demonstrate a percent or two improvement, but anything meaningful? They'd have to have some pretty robust evidence before I'd believe them. If you're getting 76Mbps then I don't think you need any speedup, it's just your wi-fi being attenuated by house walls. You could upgrade the wi-fi adapter to support newer standards so you can get faster speeds from the same signal strength or add an access point closer to where you are if you fancy a bit of DIY.



    Thanks,good advice.
    If you are not great on computers everyone will claim that they can help you, usually with ulterior motives.

    landros1

    Thanks.It claimed it would optimise my Windows settings so the laptop … Thanks.It claimed it would optimise my Windows settings so the laptop would run faster/more smoothly.I am far from an expert .



    ​Endlesswaves hit the nail on head, if your laptops running slow simply do a fresh install, and if you can put a ssd drive in, the speed difference will be hugely noticeable,

    I seem to recall that Window 7 actually has reasonably efficient auto-optimisation, dynamically adjusting RWIN, though there are cases when it disagrees with something
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    matth9999

    I seem to recall that Window 7 actually has reasonably efficient … I seem to recall that Window 7 actually has reasonably efficient auto-optimisation, dynamically adjusting RWIN, though there are cases when it disagrees with somethinghttp://www.sevenforums.com/network-sharing/74556-enable-disable-tcp-auto-tuning.html



    Thanks, I will ask my Daughter to take a look at this.
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