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Tweaks to Speed up your Internet

August 9th, 2009 2 comments

You can improve the performance of your existing Internet connection by applying these tweaks:

1 – Tweak Win XP TCP connection limit http://tinyurl.com/4bccwp
2 – Install cFos Traffic Shaping software
3 – Use OpenDNS, usually faster than ISP’s DNS http://tinyurl.com/ns48wa

Nowadays there are so many free DNS providers like the OpenDNS we discussed in the previous post

The best DNS server at one place may not be performing well at your region. It’s easy to check for the faster one for your connection. If you are on

  • Windows, go to command prompt(Start->Run>type “cmd” without quotes)
  • Linux users fire up a terminal
  •  

    and issue this command

ping <DNS server address> eg: ping 208.67.220.220 (Open DNS)

 

The DNS address with less Round Trip Average(RTA) is the best for you.

For example:

With OpenDNS

C:\Documents and Settings\Vipin George>ping 208.67.220.220

Pinging 208.67.220.220 with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from 208.67.220.220: bytes=32 time=331ms TTL=43
Reply from 208.67.220.220: bytes=32 time=330ms TTL=43
Reply from 208.67.220.220: bytes=32 time=331ms TTL=43
Reply from 208.67.220.220: bytes=32 time=334ms TTL=43

Ping statistics for 208.67.220.220:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 330ms, Maximum = 334ms, Average = 331ms

With DNSAdvantage

C:\Documents and Settings\Vipin George>ping 156.154.70.1

Pinging 156.154.70.1 with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from 156.154.70.1: bytes=32 time=247ms TTL=48
Reply from 156.154.70.1: bytes=32 time=249ms TTL=48
Reply from 156.154.70.1: bytes=32 time=252ms TTL=48
Reply from 156.154.70.1: bytes=32 time=250ms TTL=48

Ping statistics for 156.154.70.1:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 247ms, Maximum = 252ms, Average = 249ms

 

Here DNSAdvantage is the winner. It may vary at your place depending on ISP, traffic etc.

In my next post I shall post a list free DNS servers so that you can have the best browsing experience.

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Promotional offer: Free incoming video calls to all 2G subscribers who have 3G handsets

June 1st, 2009 2 comments

Three months free incoming video calls to all 2G subscribers who have 3G handsets

BSNL, the largest telecommunications provider and public agency in India, has announced this offer. Free Video incoming calls is allowed to all 2G subscribers who have 3G handsets for a promotional period of 3 months from 18.05.2009 or date of launch of 3G service, whichever is latter.

After all it’s free for three months. Don’t miss it.

Source : BSNL Website

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