Network Throttling Index

Did you know that Windows implements a network throttling mechanism that will restrict and slow network traffic when regular (not multimedia) traffic is transferred?

This traffic can be around 10ish packets per ms which is just over 100 megabits per second.   It sometimes can benefit you to disable throttling in regular networks.

In the Windows registry under –

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Multimedia\SystemProfile

NetworkThrottlingIndex=ffffffff – to Disable

Settings – 10 (the default) – use this for media sharing
(This number can be adjusted 1 – 70)
ffffffff is for max throughput and some games

Throttling

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