Dunno if it's coincidence but a before and after and I lost .8mbs on speedtest download with 0 change to upload. HOWEVER after doing this pingtest showed way less fluctuation and 0 packet loss. I went from B to A on Pingtest.
Granted it's more or less peak net time so that could be the reason for the slower download speeds. My ISP is crap. I haven't had a chance to see if I notice any difference in game. I wasn't really crashing too often anyway. Maybe 1x per month other than the prior party/LS check followed by crash issue and some lag crashed when running through certain sections of town.
From minimal testing it seems certain things like multiple youtube downloads while uploading pics to facebook is a bit snapier
The link you provided I think has to do with local networking, and it's for Vista. Considering MS is bug testing cutomers in that link I would assume those items were fixed for Windows 7 (which is what this thread is about) and making any changes mentioned in your link could be dangerous to non-techies with a different OS. I on't read a few postings htough so I could be wrong.
*EDIT* NM I decided just to read through the whole thing as it's a short thread without resolution, while it is referring to Vista the below has the same effect on 7 which is what the OP is suggesting.
Edited, Feb 7th 2011 6:45pm by PerrinofSylph
Without any audio application I have network throughput of 96% translating to 110 MiB/second traffic to and from my linux samba server. I use 2500 (larger sizes was actually slower) bytes ethernet frame size for my gigabit network.
Setting NetworkThrottlingIndex to higher values results in traffic beeing throttled to 50% of gigabit speed.
I found that setting NetworkThrottlingIndex to 0xffffffff will actually turn off throttling altogether. This allows me to reach full 96% gigabit utilization at the same time as using multimedia applications.
It seems that the upper cap on throttling is turned down to low, you might want to turn it to 75% of full speed for example, and I'm guessing that this gets even worse for 1500 packet size, theoretically only beeing able to reach 30% of gigabit speed
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