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Disable IPv6 imaginary tunnel network interfaces

IPv6 network tunnel interfaces makes you open for network attacks, and introduces an overhead.

Compound TCP (CTCP) can speed up TCP Slow Start

Compound TCP (CTCP) can improve the throughput for high bandwidth and high latency connections, by improving TCP slow start.

Activate support for Explicit Congestion Notification (ECN)

Explicit Congestion Notification improves congestion handling for the TCP/IP protocol.

Enable auto-tuning of RWIN in Internet Explorer on Vista

Configure TCPIP receive window auto-tuning for HTTP connections for faster download.

NDIS 5 hardware features that increases network performance

Windows can activate NDIS 5 network hardware features for offloading the system processor.

NDIS 6 hardware features that increases network performance

Windows can activate NDIS 6 network hardware features for offloading the system processor.

Fails to obtain IP address when using DHCP broadcast request

Certain network routers doesn't respond to DHCP requests that requires broadcast reply.

Adding FTP server / WebDAV folder as a network place

Use Windows Explorer to browse a remote internet server by adding it as a network place.

Mapping WebDAV folder as a network drive letter

Mount a Web Folder as a mapped network drive with help from the Webclient service.

Configure TCPIP Max Transfer Unit (MTU) size

Changing the Max Transfer Unit (MTU) to avoid packet fragmentation and connection loss.

TCP/IP RWIN Auto-Tuning can slow down network

Not all network routers supports the tcpip receive window scaling flag used by Windows Vista.

Using TCP/IP Version 6 (IPv6) can make network slow

Before activating TCP/IP Version 6 then one should make sure that the DNS server is able to handle IPv6 properly.

The TCPIP nagle algorithm can slow down network

Description of the nagle algorithm effects on the network throughput, and how to configure the delayed ACK.