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How to Boost PC Internet Browsing Speed with Command Prompt CMD (6 Ways)

Most PC user usually face the issue of slow internet connection and this could be due to factors like network configuration and issue relating to the Laptop/PC/Desktop in particular. 

But nevertheless there are some possible solutions to these problem of slow network connection, so for the essence of this post we will use some Windows Command Prompt commands to be to resolve this issues. Below are some of the Windows Command Prompt command to resolve slow internet connection speed.

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Accessing the Command Prompt
Before we proceed to this tutorial we need to know how to access the command prompt in our windows PC. There are different ways to access Command Prompt with administrator rights, and this depends Windows version. But a simple approach to this, is by typing cmd in Windows search bar and right-click on the Command Prompt option.

Next select “Run as administrator” from the context menu and confirm the dialog to open Command Prompt with administrator rights.

Note: The pre-requisite to these command to run effectively is the ability to run the command prompt as the administrator.

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>>1. Renew IP address
Sometimes the slowness to your network connection may be due your current IP address, in most cases the IP address might have been affected (IP conflict or even a problem at the DHCP server) and in this instance needs a reset for network connection to improve in quick connection.

To reset your IP address, you can use two Command Prompt commands to first release the connection with the current IP address and then renew it and below is how that can be done.

>>1. Type this command ipconfig /release and hit Enter, and some large columns of text will appear on your windows.
>>2. Also type ipconfig /renew and hit Enter just the previous one. This will reset the IP address and also help in resolving any slowdown in your internet connection

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>>2. Flush DNS resolver cache
Unknowingly to your PC keeps a list of websites hostnames and IP addresses of visited website also saves it in DNS resolver cache. This feature makes it possible to create connection quickly to the website that you previously visited lately. Even with the benefit of that, there may be some likely chances that DNS resolver cache could lead to slower or no access to websites. This may not actual slow down internet connection but could slow down the browsing speed. In case you have faced with such situation, you may need to just flush the DNS resolver cache to fix the issue.

To be able to flush DNS resolver cache in your PC, enter the command ipconfig /flushdns and press enter as usual. Then confirmation message will prompt saying “Successfully flushed DNS Resolver Cache“.

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>>3. Reset Winsock
Hope you know that Windows are built with multiple network sockets for exchange of information, and it can have its programs install what is called LSP (Layered Service Providers) that can manage traffic and get the traffic redirected to the right path. So with this, if there is any sort of corruption found in sockets or LSP, it probably leads to slow internet connection and can also cause websites redirect or even no connection at all.

If you have noticed such case, then proceed to reset Windows network sockets back to default. And to achieve that just type the command netsh winsock reset in Command Prompt and hit Enter.

After the process has been execution successfully, then proceed to restart your PC for the changes to take immediate effect.

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>>4.Use Netsh command
To configure multiple network settings mostly the netsh command is use in different occasion. If connection take long time to connect to websites than usual, then you can make multiple changes in the network to speed up the connection.

Below are provided netsh commands that can be used to speed your internet connection. After using the CMD and being successful, an “Ok.” message will be displayed to confirm the execution.

Note: Not all of the commands may not work on your PC due to limited compatibility of different system.

  • netsh int tcp set global chimney=enabled
  • netsh int tcp set global autotuninglevel=normal
  • netsh int tcp set supplemental (Alternative command for Windows 7 users is at the end)
  • netsh int tcp set global dca=enabled
  • netsh int tcp set global netdma=enabled
  • netsh int tcp set global ecncapability=enabled
  • netsh int tcp set global congestionprovider=ctcp (For Windows 7 users)

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Ensure to Enter all the provided Commands and then restart the PC you are using in order to let the configurations take effect. It should speed up connectivity and also the internet speed entirely.

In case you encounter any problem, replace enabled part of these commands with disabled and enter to disable it. For instance, the command netsh int tcp set global chimney=disabled should disable Chimney offload feature.

>>5. Speed up Streaming
If your internet connection is not being affected but your streaming speed is slow on video streaming websites like YouTube, then your ISP might be throttling your connection. The below command can fix it for you. 

Enter the below command in your Command Prompt and hit enter: netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name=”StopThrottling” dir=in action=block remoteip=, enable=yes

Note: This setup will actually add a rule in your firewall that will prevent your ISP from throttling your connection while streaming.

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In conclusion: 
The above commands can get the slow internet problems you are experiencing on your PC solved or reduced, thereby making the internet connection so fast in speed when openning

Hope this article got your PC browsers access web pages with a sharp internet speed without having any sort of error. Now do others the favor by sharing the tutorial. Thank you.