We are all aware of the vast use of the Internet in today’s life. It has become compulsory for companies, industries, schools, banks, etc., to use the Internet for their linking and development.
But what will happen if we put a maximum load on the server? It will result in a slowing down of your internet speed. And such a thing really irritates us. So to resolve the problem of Internet speed, I am going to give you a trick to increase internet speed on Windows(7,8,8.1) by using a command prompt.
Steps to Speed Up Internet Using Command Prompt
The method is quite simple, and you need to use some commands that will boost your internet speed to some extent. So follow up with some simple steps below.
First, on your Windows PC, click on Start and type CMD in the search. Next, right-click on the CMD and select Run as Administrator. Now command prompt will appear, and in the command prompt, go to root directly “C:\” by typing “cd C:\”.
Now you need to execute the commands below to speed up your PC’s internet.
Checking the Internet Speed Using Default Gateway Ping
First, you wil need to check the internet speed from the default gateway to your PC currently connected. You need to find the default gateway address and then check the connection speed at that IP address.
1. First of all, find the default gateway by entering the command ipconfig /all in the command prompt. And there, note down the default gateway address.
2. You need to ping the connection on the default gateway; for that, enter the command ping -t <your default gateway address>.
And with this, you will see the time periods of the packet. The lesser the time period more the internet speed. Now our target will be to minimize this time period.
Releasing The Allocated IPs
The IP address is allocated when your device connects to the internet. You can try renewing the IP configuration to speed up your internet. For that, execute this command:
Flushing The DNS
Most operating systems and DNS clients will automatically cache IP addresses and other DNS results to speed up subsequent requests to the same hostname. Sometimes this DNS cache can become corrupted, so better to flush all these DNS. On cmd, you need to enter the below command to flush the DNS.
Using netsh Interface TCP command
There are two types of commands that you need to enter in your command prompt to boost your internet speed.
"netsh interface tcp set global autotuning=disable".
"netsh interface tcp set heuristics disabled"
After entering these commands, you can check your default gateway speed and also the change in the internet speed that will be quite easily visible to you.
These are a few simple commands that would speed up your internet. You just need to execute these commands on the Command Prompt and see the result. If you need more help on this topic, let us know in the comments.