The latest issue of Scot’s Newsletter tells of his new FIOS broadband connection (15mbps!). Near the end of the article he mentions optimizing his network settings for his connection. I haven’t done anything like that since I was on dial-up. I went to the Speakeasy Speed Test (which Scot recommends in his article) and found that I was only getting 3mbps on my connection when my cable company says it should be 5mbps. I then downloaded the SpeedGuide.net TCP Optimizer (which Scot also recommends) and ran it. I chose the optimal settings, rebooted and testing again. I was now at 5mbps.
Good stuff… thanks Scot!