How to Increase Internet Speed Using Command Prompt

Currently an internet connection has become a basic requirement for companies, banks, and even schools. However, the large number of internet usage in these institutions will certainly burden the server, thus making the internet speed used to be slow.

The methods described in this article will help provide solutions to internet connection speed issues. This method works in Windows 7, 8, and 8.1. Where the way is quite simple, namely by using commands at the command prompt only.

How to Increase Internet Speed Using Command Prompt

1. First we need to open a command prompt first.

For that in Windows click Start and type “cmd” in the Search Programs and Files section, then right click on the cmd icon, and select Run as Administrator. After that we see the command prompt window, and at the command prompt we navigate to the root directory, namely C: \ simply by typing “cd C: \”.

2. Check internet speed using command “ping” to Default Gateway.

The first step to increasing internet speed, we need to know the internet speed we are currently using. For that we need to know the IP address of the default gateway on the network, because later we will use that IP address to find out what speed is used.

To find the default gateway IP, type the command ipconfig / all at a command prompt. Write down the IP address for the default gateway.

Then run the command “ping” followed by -t and then the IP address of the default gateway, ping -t.

By doing this, we will look at the time period for receiving the data packet and the less time frame, the faster the internet connection. So our target is to minimize that timeframe.

2. Release the IP address that has been allocated.

When a device is connected to the internet, an IP address is allocated for that device. Usually the speed will be limited to the IP that is already in use, therefore we need to use a new IP address using the following command:

ipconfig /renew

3. Remove DNS

Most operating systems and DNS automatically store IP addresses and the results of DNS searches. This is done to speed up calls to the same hostname. Sometimes even less good results will be stored, therefore we need to clean up the storage results so that there is good communication with the server we are going to. If we don’t clear the storage results from this DNS, our internet connection will be slow. To clean it up, at the command prompt type ipconfig / flushdns.

4. Using the Netsh command

There are two commands that need to be executed to increase internet speed.

First, “netsh interface tcp set global autotuning = disable”

Second, “netsh interface tcp set heuristics disabled”

After executing these two commands, double check the connection to the default gateway using the ‘ping’ command above. If all of our commands are executed in the order of the steps, then the change in internet speed will be immediately visible, which is reflected in a certain period of time.

I hope this information is helpful.

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