Speed up your network by disabling the HomeGroup

While we’ve discussed speeding up SQL connections by disabling LLMNR, there’s another way to speed up your network.

If you are not using the HomeGroup feature, a quick way to speed up your network is to disable the services for HomeGroup.  You can either disable both by using Services.msc or go to a command prompt as an administrator and type the following-

sc config HomeGroupProvider start= disabled
sc stop HomeGroupProvider
sc config HomeGroupListener start= disabled
sc stop HomeGroupListener


29.6% Increase in Writing
14.6% Increase in Reading

Results with Updated Drivers

46.6% Increase in Writing
54.2% Increase in Reading

Food for thought:

  • Network speed IS DEPENDENT on hard drive speeds
  • Network card optimization (drivers/offloading/type)
  • Bus Speeds
  • Memory Speeds
  • Access Point/Router
  • Other



After disabling services (above)


Updated Drivers

With Driver


About TCAT Shelbyville IT Department

The Tennessee College of Applied Technology - is one of 46 institutions in the Tennessee Board of Regents System, the seventh largest system of higher education in the nation. This system comprises six universities, fourteen community colleges, and twenty-six Applied Technology Colleges.
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