Posted on January 30, 2014 in Windows Category with Easy Difficulty
In this tutorial you will learn how to fix the problem with the Local Area Connection 10 Mbps limit instead of 100 Mbps. Internet bandwidth will be limited to 10 Mbps and that means you can download with maximum 1 MB/s out of 10 MB.
If you notice that your download speed is slower than usual, you might have problem either with your router (if you use one) or your Windows. When you are using any torrent client or any download manager and your speed is not higher than 1 MB per second then you should take a look to Network Connections.
To check how much is your current bandwidth, open Network Connections. To do that, you can either go to Start Menu and search for View Network Connections or you can click the small network icon from the system tray and select Open Network and Sharing Center.
Now double click on Local Area Connection and take a look at speed. If it show 10 Mbps that means your connection is limited and is not working at full speed.
To fix this limit problem, again go to Network Connections, right click on Local Area Connection and hit Properties. Under the Network Card Name you will see Configure. Check the picture below:
After you click Configure, a new window will appear. Now select the Advanced Tab. In the Property box, select Speed & Duplex. As default, you might have selected the Auto Negotiation option, but if you have a faulty router or bad network drivers or any other problems, you can change the speed to 100 Mbps Full Duplex.
Now click OK and the connection will be restarted and your internet speed problem should be resolved. You should download now your regular speed of ~11 MB/s
Note: If you still have the 10 Mbps limit and you did the settings above, disable Local Area Connection and enable it again (right click and hit Disable or Enable).