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Old 03-25-2016, 12:20 PM   #1
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Transmit and Receive Buffers

Hi Guys,

I'd like to share with you something that I've encountered recently, and what looks like the solution.

Recently with Microsoft Edge I have been having problems connecting to some websites. However these did not seem like the normal network problems.

These were different somehow.

Normally, If my Internet was problematic, the browser would take 10 - 15 seconds to tell me that if couldn't contact the website, and that I should refresh the page and try again.

Recently though, the browser has been informing me, immediately, that it could not contact the website.
I'm talking like less than 1/20th of a second, the browser would say "Nope not going there!"

It was getting frustrating to click on the tab for Google, 5 or 6 times before it would eventually come up.

Google was the worst offender, but the problem seemed to migrate to other sites as well. Toms...ABX.... Verizon...

My son went back to college, and I decided to clean all of his gaming stuff off the system. The problem persisted across a fresh build... In fact, it seemed to get worse.

I'm not a network person, but I decided to tinker with my Network adapter settings.

Device Manager > Network Adapter > Right click Properties > Advanced Tab

On the premis that I was more likely to do harm than good, I stuck to what I thought were some of the safer settings to tinker with.

I set Receive buffers up from 256 to 512
and I set Transmit buffers up from 512 to 1024
.

Have not had the problem since.

Since my problem persisted across a fresh build, it wouldn't surprise me to find that others might be having the same intermittent problem.

I am thinking that the web pages have become more complicated over the years, and things might need a tuning on the hardware side to accommodate the increased traffic. Also lets not forget about all the "Phoning home" the PC is doing for MicroSnoop.

As an aside, it seems that web pages get built much more quickly now as well.

Of course your mileage may vary.
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Old 03-25-2016, 05:52 PM   #2
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Re: Transmit and Receive Buffers

Here you go. Here is the full Monty if you want to do it right.

Optimizing Network Performance

Talks about the buffers but there is much more you can do. I have 32GB of RAM so I could max my buffers out.
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Old 03-25-2016, 11:38 PM   #3
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Re: Transmit and Receive Buffers

Thanks Sandog,

Was looking for something like this.
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Old 03-26-2016, 08:44 AM   #4
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Re: Transmit and Receive Buffers

I actually made some adapter setting changes myself last night to see if it would alleviate stuttering in streaming movies, it didn't.
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