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Old 02-15-2013, 05:33 AM   #1
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Question Optimizing TCP/IP in Ubuntu 12.04/Gnome 3.6+


I was wanting to know if there is anything that I can use to optimize the TCP/IP settings in Ubuntu/Gnome. In Windows, specifically XP Home, I have been using TCP/IP Optimizer from Speedguide. It reconfigures the registry to optimize my computer for use on the Internet. Maybe it is just me but it seems as if when I am using XP I have a faster upload/download as opposed to Ubuntu/Gnome. I would prefer an app/util that uses GUI rather than having to go into the terminal to make any changes.
 
Old 02-15-2013, 07:11 AM   #2
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Seeing as Linux doesn't have a registry, you can't (in the way you're thinking).

First of all, can you try downloading the same thing using both OSes and time them carefully; preferably at least 3 times in each to get an average.
If you get a significant difference, please show the cmds and results.
 
Old 02-15-2013, 08:46 AM   #3
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...additionally if you're going to test best use a (command line?) tool that's available for multiple platforms like for example 'wget' and export contents of HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters to a plain text file so you can compare settings with output of 'sysctl net.ipv4'. Additionally you should know the Linux kernel does a lot of auto-tuning so generally speaking it's best to not twist any knobs unless you know why. *This auto-tuning also means any performance tuning document, web log post or "HOWTO" explaining how to increase tcp_mem, tcp_rmem and tcp_wmem is probably old anyway and most of the time they won't tell you how to test changed settings in a meaningful way anyway.
 
Old 02-15-2013, 09:26 PM   #4
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Ok (I guess). I know that Ubuntu does have a registry as does Windows. I was just using my situation about XP as an example. Anyway, I will ... for now ... just leave it my set-up as is. Thanks.
 
Old 06-06-2013, 04:38 PM   #5
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There may be ways to reduce latency* but if your "speed" (or bandwidth) is different then I'd love to have an internet connection as fast as yours as I can max my 20Mb/s connection easily without any additional playing.

Edit: If you're wanting something to make file downloading faster then something like axel might fit the bill but bear in mind that you can't download faster than your internet connection.

*Though apparently it's not necessary: http://askubuntu.com/questions/10539...ncy-for-gaming

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Old 06-07-2013, 05:10 PM   #6
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Might look up the old mtu settings for your isp type. Usually there is a ping test with option to see how large a window you can put on. Some IPv6 stuff out but usually it doesn't work on home systems.
 
  


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