Network tweaks


#1

1)  NETWORK  SHARES SPEED

 

This involves correcting a small MS bug that causes the browsing of local shares on your network to be really slow. The bug apparently revolves around Task Scheduler attempting to find tasks in remote shares.


1. Start | run | regedit.
2. Locate the following key


HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/Software/Microsoft/Windows/Current Version/Explorer/RemoteComputer/NameSpace

3. Locate {D6277990-4C6A-11CF-8D87-00AA0060F5BF} and delete it.

NOTE: You’ll need to restart the computer for the changes to take effect.
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2)  SPEED UP NETWORK FILE TRANSFERS ON 100 Mbps NETWORKS 

 

By default windows uses an auto detect feature to determine your link speed.  This feature cannot handle 100Mbps.  To change it, click <Start>  and right click on <My Network Places> and select <Properties>.  On the network connections windows, right click on the adapter for your network connection and click <Properties>.  Click the <Configure> button on the Local Area Connection Properties window.  Click the <Advanced> tab in the new window. Highlight the one on the list that relates to speed.   If you cannot figure out which one it is, simply click each one, and look at the value box.  If your speed property has the value Auto Negotiate, then change this value to 100 full duplex or 100 full mode.


#2

That second bullet is utter NONSENSE.

I haven’t come across very many systems that can’t properly negotiate Ethernet interfaces properly.   If it’s a bug, it’s with the NIC’s drivers, not Windows.

The statement makes it sound like XP can never negotation 100Meg Full Duplex on its own, and that’s just flat wrong.

Unless you know what you’re doing, you’ll be doing FAR more HARM than good.

If you do this, you MUST also set the other end of the link to FULL-DUPLEX or you’ll render your network all but useless.

I have no opinion on the first bullet, other than to state that this behavior is NOT a BUG, it is a a feature that most people simply don’t use, thus making it safe to turn that feature off.


#3

Totally false information.

Anyone running xp sp2 or later can ignore all of it. You will get 9.6-10MB/sec on a default install of xp, vista or seven. Done it many many times with no tweaks, registry hacks or special settings.

The Live max is 10.7MB/sec but then there is some used in packets so you lose some to that.

There is no special settings,  registry changes, or anything unusual  that needs to be done to make the Live work optimal on the network. The key is making sure you understand how to set up a network so it follows industry accepted practices. If someone is telling you that you need to modify services, turn off security , port forward or anything like that then look elsewhere for the answer because none of that is necessary for it to work.