Win XP SP2 will limit your maximum connections
Posted 22 July 2004 - 06:31 AM
This is the key to add to modify the maximum number of simultaneous connections
Value Type: REG_DWORD - Number
Valid Range: 0 - 0xfffffe
Description: This parameter limits the maximum number of connections that TCP can have open simultaneously.
Can anyone confirm that changing this registry entry will fix the connection limitation on users windows who actually want to allow maximum connections. Do someone have a reg file which fixes this problem?
Posted 22 July 2004 - 06:38 AM
says its a possible fix, so it may work
Posted 22 July 2004 - 07:28 PM
------- and the original question still stands unanswered! (Except for the reg file -- thanks for that.)
Posted 25 July 2004 - 03:22 PM
Default value for TcpNumConnections is 00FFFFFE for SP0, SP1 and SP2
Posted 07 August 2004 - 12:20 PM
I found this webpage that says they have a fix for it.
I just tried it, but it hasn't been set to work with build 2180 yet.
Posted 07 August 2004 - 12:33 PM
EDIT: this might just be it: http://www.lvllord.de/index2.htm
However, the auto-patch page still doesn't say 2180, but the mainpage and the manual one does...
EDIT2: My bad. the patcher file does work with 2180.
EDIT3: any one got a hex-edited version I could use for the install CD?
This post has been edited by nolookingca: 07 August 2004 - 12:54 PM
Posted 07 August 2004 - 12:41 PM
After looking at this page, Here.
It seems this is only patching the connections to 50 total (up from the new limit of 10), but still not unlimited, like SP1 or before.
Posted 07 August 2004 - 08:52 PM
tbone587, on Aug 7 2004, 08:45 PM, said:
It's two reasons for me:
1) By what right does Microsoft have to set down limits on my internet use? I could see if they set some limited defaults for all the Joe Sixpacks out there that just do a base install of the OS, or keep the installed OS on their new PC they just bought. But why shouldn't we have the ability to unlock that? /end rant
2) If you use P2P programs, then you will be highly limited on your up/download speeds. Bittorrent uses 100 connections by default (I believe).
Posted 07 August 2004 - 09:42 PM
Posted 07 August 2004 - 10:57 PM
tbone587, on Aug 7 2004, 09:42 PM, said:
Look in your event viewer for Event ID 4226, that'll tell you if it's limiting your connections.
As far as a complete removal of this limit, no not yet. There is a patch avaliable that moves the limit from 10 to 50 connections (listed in a previous link).
Posted 07 August 2004 - 11:19 PM
EDIT: One of the parts on the site it says is "Now restart your computer an press F8 short after the Bios is done and start in securemode (don't know the right translation!)." What exactly is secure mode? Are they just referring to safe mode?
Posted 08 August 2004 - 08:15 AM
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