Using CableNut to adjust settings
Now that you have created your CableNut settings file, or will be using the 56K settings file, you are ready to start using CableNut. Follow these steps to import the new optimized settings into your system:
- Start up the CableNut application by opening the Start Menu and browsing to the CableNut folder and selecting the adjuster application.
- When CableNut has loaded, click the File menu bar item and select Open Custom Settings File. Navigate to where you saved your settings file, or if you are a 56K user, use the file that is on the companion CD, called 56K_CableNut.ccs, and then click the Open button.
- Now you will see the information boxes for all of the different parameters filled with your connection-specific information. The last step is to click the Save to Registry button and you are finished. After you click the Save button, reboot, and your new settings will be in effect.
Caution According to www.j79zlr.com/cablenutXP2k.php, some of the CableNut settings can cause problems for a small amount of DSL customers. If you are experiencing network problems after optimizing your connection, use System Restore to revert to your last restore point. You may try the settings again, but blank out the MaxNormLookupMemory, MaxFreeTcbs, MaxHashTableSize, and FastSendDatagramThreshhold fields before applying. If you continue to have problems, or if you have problems with the directions and still want to optimize your connection, a great forum to get help on this topic is at www.broadbandnuts.com, or feel free to visit the TweakXP.com support forum at www.tweakxp.com/forum/.
In this tutorial:
- Speeding Up Your Computer
- Working with the Windows Prefetcher
- The registry to optimize the Prefetcher
- Accelerate specific applications with prefetch
- Using the Intel Application Accelerator
- How well does the Intel Application Accelerator work?
- How to install Intel Application Accelerator
- Fine-Tuning the Windows Paging File
- Disabling the paging file
- Adjusting the size of the paging file
- Changing the location of the paging file
- Defragmenting Your Drive
- Defragmenting the NTFS master file table
- Adjusting Your Application Priorities
- Using Task Manager to adjust priorities
- Starting applications with a user set priority
- Using WinTasks to profile your priorities
- Speeding Up Your Network
- Disabling unneeded protocols
- Disabling a specific protocol
- Calculating settings for CableNut
- Using CableNut to adjust settings