Configuring my Network Card

By Dr-Death
Jan 5, 2004
  1. what would be the best settings for my network card ? The reason i ask is i read somewhere(i forget where) that Configuring this will help in online games ping and lag wise. Thanks

    windows xp sp1
    cable modem
    netgear fa310tx erthernet

    If you need to know something else please post
  2. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Rookie Posts: 2,244

    Download an app called Cablenut, or go to and run their tweak test. They also have a couple of tools there that might be of interest to you, such as Dr TCP. The tweak test will give you some recommendations for changing your settings if needed. Cablenut will do similar though it will give you the option of applying the settings for you.
  3. young&wild

    young&wild TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 993

  4. Dr-Death

    Dr-Death TS Rookie Topic Starter

    wow fast replies thanks to you both i will give it a try :)
  5. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    There isn't much you can configure on your network card itself that would affect your internet connection speed since the bottleneck is your cable connection.

    If you want some settings to play with, download the NIC driver from the manufacturer and replace the MS one.
  6. Dr-Death

    Dr-Death TS Rookie Topic Starter

    That's what i have

    what I want to Configure are the options under advanced tap
    where it says Burst length. Connection Type. network address and Transmit Threshold but I don't know what to put..
  7. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Just leave the defaults, you won't get any noticeable performance boost. Make sure that connection type is full duplex.
  8. Dr-Death

    Dr-Death TS Rookie Topic Starter

    there are 2 choices for full duplex which do you recommend

    100base-Tx Full_duplex
    10base-T Full_duplex

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