How To Increase Internet Speed In Windows

How is your internet speed? Are you suffering a low bandwidth or low browsing speed — even though sometimes speedcheck tools show high speed internet connection but Windows fails to deliver full speed.

If you are facing this issue, then this article will help you to increase internet speed in Windows by 20-30%.

Windows is the most popular operating system the world using today. Its fast, secure and user-friendly features make it a good partner for everyone. But did you know there are some hidden features in Windows, like this one we are going to discuss today. This simple trick will help you to increase internet speed in Windows pc.

First of all its not a hack. Not many are aware of the fact that Windows reserves around 20% of your internet connection’s bandwidth for the operating system and the applications installed on it. So essentially at any point in time, you are not able to use 100% of your internet connection’s speed. This reserved bandwidth doesn’t matter much if you have a high-speed internet connection, but for those of you who have a slow internet connection, removing the 20% bandwidth limit can significantly speed up your web browsing experience and increase download speeds.

To increase the internet speed we are going to tweak group policy editor. And unfortunately, the group policy editor is only available on Pro, Enterprise and Ultimate versions of Windows and it can only be accessed if you are using the computer with administrator rights.

However there are several tricks available on the internet to enable it on unsupported version of Windows, but be warned that doing so can make your computer unstable. Therefore if you are looking for a tried and tested method to increase your internet connection’s speed. then you can go ahead and remove the bandwidth limit. Doing so will instantly increase internet speed in Windows by 20%.

Removing the bandwidth reserve limit on Windows can be tricky for some Windows users since you need to make some change in the group policy editor. But if you follow the instructions provided below carefully, you’re good to go. For those who want to increase internet speed in Windows by 20%, here’s how you can use the group policy editor in windows to do so.

Increase Internet Speed In Windows

First, check your internet download speed and upload speed using a speed checker tool. Because after editing group policy you’re going to see a significant improvement in internet speed compared to the initial result.

  • Now, go to ”Start Menu” or “Charms Bar” and search for ”gpedit.msc” and open the file.
  • Now you can see a new window. There click on ”Computer Configuration” then from the list choose ”Network“.
  • From network drop-down list choose ”Qos Packet Scheduler“.
  • Open the file ”Limit Reservable Bandwidth“.
  • Then a new window will open. There, first activate “Enable” radio button and then change the bandwidth limit from 20 to 0. Finally, Click on Apply to save the changes.

Check out the below 1-minute tutorial video of how to increase internet speed in Windows :

Now you can use 100% of your internet speed for browsing and downloading. If you have any doubts or suggestion comment below.

Sabarinath is the tech-savvy founder and Editor-in-Chief of TechLog360. With years of experience in the tech industry and a computer science background, he's an authority on the latest tech news, business insights, and app reviews. Trusted for his expertise and hands-on tips for Android and iOS users, Sabarinath leads TechLog360 with a commitment to accuracy and helpfulness. When not immersed in the digital world, he's exploring new gadgets or sharing knowledge with fellow tech enthusiasts.


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