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Increase the Speed of Your Internet Connection

Does your ISP deliver the speed you pay for? It’s rather easy to test your broadband internet speed. However, there are a few things to keep in mind. For one, ISPs usually promise an “up to” speed, so you can’t expect top performance at all times, that’s part of the deal. During high traffic times your ISP will suffer from high loads and will certainly not be able to deliver the maximum speed. Thus you’d best perform different speed tests at different time points, to see whether you ever reach the top speed. Also, when running a speed test, make sure no other applications are using the internet, else the result will not be accurate. is a good place to test your internet speed. They operate through servers all over the world, so you can connect to a server near you, which increases the accuracy of your result.
Test your Internet Speed
As you may realize, your internet speed does not only depend on your ISP, it also depends on the hardware and software used on your end of the line. If you are using hardware provided by your ISP, there shouldn’t be a problem. The bottleneck for speed often sits in the connecting computer.
Here are a few tips to Increase the Speed of Your Internet Connection

(1) Connecting Port

This may seem obvious, but you should connect to the internet though an ethernet port, rather than a serial, parallel or USB port. If ethernet is not an option, it may be advisable to update your hardware.

(2) Enough RAM

Make sure your system memory can handle the load! If you want to browse fast, you will need to close other applications in case your RAM is maxed out.

(3) Fast Browser

Mozilla based browsers generally are among the fastest browsers, while still being comfortable to use. Whichever open source browser you pick, make sure you don’t overload it with extensions or addons, those will just slow your browser down dramatically. On the other hand, if speed and RAM are not an issue, go for the luxury!
Also there are a number of tweaks and addons to increase the speed of your browser.

(4) Increase Speed under Windows XP Pro

Windows XP Professional reserves 20% of your bandwidth for services like updates or spyware checks. If you would like to exploit this reserve, do the following:
    1. Click [Windows] + [R] and type gpedit.msc in the Run window. 2. Under Computer Configuration expand the Administrative Templates. 3. Go to Network and click the QoS Packet Scheduler tab. 4. Double-click on Limit Reservable Bandwidth and enable it. 5. Finally change the Bandwidth limit to 0% and click Apply. 6. Reboot your computer and enjoy.

(5) Tweak Tools

There are a number of programs that promise to increase your internet speed. They may work, they may not. They all apply a number of changes to optimize your network settings. Whether or not they will really improve your internet speed or which one will work the best for you greatly depends on your system, hence it’s difficult to recommend an application.
For further reading I will refer you to a set of articles found on Start with DSL and Cable Broadband Speed Tweaks and work your way through the links at the bottom.
Which tools and tweaks worked best for you?

How Do I bypass MegaUpload, Rapidshare, etc. download limit?

REMEMBER: You only need to do ONLY ONE of the followings, NOT all of them! If number one fails or is difficult to you, you can try number 2, so on so forth!
1. Use or other free proxy sites.
Here’s how;

  • Say we take MegaUpload for the example. The download link would be something like
  • Now change the URL to the following format:
  • Notice the addition to the URL? You are adding to the beginning of your ORIGINAL download link URL.
  • You can ALSO use other free proxy sites and enter the Megaupload (or rapidshare, etc.) download link URL to the URL box you see on these sites. You can see a list of these free proxy sites on here (on the right-hand side).
2. Use Google Language Tools!
  • Go to Google Language tool page.
  • Scroll down and you’ll see “translate a web page”. Enter your download URL on the box below it.
  • Preferably choose “English” to “German” to translate, and hit the button “translate”.
3. Get a new IP
  • Megaupload, Rapidshare, FileFactory, and many other free file hosts track your download according to your IP. To bypass the download limit, request a new IP from your ISP!
  • You can do this by entering the following commands on your Dos command prompt. Go to your start menu; Start > Run > type “cmd”.
  • Type in this command: ipconfig /flushdns and hit enter.
  • Type in this command: ipconfig /release and hit enter.
  • Type in this command: ipconfig /renew and hit enter.
  • You got a new IP now!
  • Now erase your browser’s cookies and cache, and you can try downloading from MU, Rapidshare, etc. again.
4. Get yourself Megaupload SX 4.3; a free plugin for Firefox browser.
  • Download this plugin here and install it for your Firefox. Note that this one is ONLY for Megaupload, and it ONLY works with Mozilla Firefox web browser.
  • Need step-by-step instructions on how to install a plugin on Firefox? Read here.
5. Even better, use the PREMIUM LINK GENERATOR to generate PREMIUM download link!
  • Get high speed download, as what premium users have, for free!
  • Go to one of these sites, and enter your download link. (Megaupload, Rapidshare) (Megaupload) (Rapidshare) (Megaupload) (Rapidshare) (Rapidshare)
This is it for now. I’ll add more when I found new ways to get better downloads at Megaupload, Rapidshare, and more.

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