#1 Disable Large Send Offload (LSO):
The LSO feature provided by Windows 10 allows applications, such as Skype and Spotify, to use a large amount of the Internet, slowing down other ongoing processes, such as the downloading process. By disabling this LSO feature, you can download files at a higher speed.
How to disable the LSO feature in Windows 10?
1- Click on ‘Start‘ and right-click on the ‘This PC‘ option, which will bring a drop-down box to your screen.
2- Select ‘Properties‘ from this drop-down box which will pop up a dialogue box on your screen.
3- Open ‘Device Manager‘ from ‘Control Panel.’
4- You will be looking at all the devices, but you have to look for your ‘Network Card‘, which you will find under ‘Network Adapter.’ Once found, double-click on it.
5- A new dialogue box will appear on your screen. Here, go to the ‘Advanced‘ tab, where you must select ‘Large Send Offload V2 (IPv4)‘ in the property field and change the Value field to ‘Disabled.’ The same procedure has to be followed for ‘Large Send Offload V2 (IPv6).’
Note: You must disable ‘Large Send Offload V2 (IPv4)’ as well as ‘Large Send Offload V2 (IPv6)’ to execute this method efficiently.
Step 6- Once done, click on ‘OK‘ to save the changes.
#2 Disable Windows 10 Update:
There needs to be a valid explanation as to why this method helps increase the download speed on Windows 10. But, once you execute this method, you will realize why this method is widely recommended. The steps to execute this method are listed below. If you are not using the latest version of Windows 10, you should download the latest Windows 10 for free.
Step 1- Click on ‘Start‘ >> ‘Control Panel‘ >> ‘Administrative Tools.’
Step 2- You are now in the service window. Scroll down till you reach the ‘Windows Update‘ option.
Step 3- To disable the Windows Update option, right-click on it and select ‘Properties‘ from the drop-down box.
Step 4- A dialogue box will appear on your screen. Disable the Windows update option from here.
That’s it! The Windows Update will be disabled, and you will experience better-downloading speed while downloading files on your Windows PC.
#3 Change your DNS Server:
The Domain Name System (DNS) plays a significant role in determining the download speed on your Windows PC. You can increase your download speed by altering your DNS Server. The steps to be followed to execute this method are listed below.
1- Go to ‘Network and Sharing Centre from the icon present on the taskbar.
2- Click on ‘Change adapter settings, ‘ which will be located on the left of the dialogue box.
3- Right-click on your connection and select ‘Properties‘ from the drop-down box.
4- Search for ‘Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPV4)‘ in the list which appears on your screen and clicks on its checkbox.
5- Again click on ‘Properties‘, which you will find in the same dialogue box.
Step 6- On the new dialogue box, select ‘Use the following DNS server addresses‘ rather than ‘Obtain DNS server automatically.’
.Step 7- Now, enter
220.127.116.11 as Preferred DNS Server.
18.104.22.168 as Alternate DNS Server.
Step 8- Once done, click on ‘OK‘ to save the changes you have just made in the DNS Server.
That’s it! Your DNS Server will be successfully modified, and you will get better download speed on your Windows PC.