Network Sharing helps an individual to share resources over the network. There are two types of network infrastructures namely wired and wireless. Network infrastructure includes devices such as modems, routers and software programs such as packet tracer.
In order to get the most of these resources, one can configure them to be shared among different users. The prime factors that affect the speed of data transmission are RAM capacity, Ethernet port, write and read speed as well as the software used to transfer files and share resources.
How to speedup Network Sharing in Windows 10
This article gives guidelines about how to increase the speed of the network for faster data transmission.
Solution 1: Deactivate LSO (Large Scale Offload)
While being shared over the network, files are divided into various pieces known as segments. These pieces are of various sizes varying between several GBs to several kBs. The segments are then placed inside a frame and sent over the network with the help of a router.
One can send a frame of maximum 1500 bytes, sending a file greater than this threshold causes the frame to dropout. When a file is dropped out, it is sent over the network again. Hence, affecting the overall network speed.
In order to avoid data segmentation on the Ethernet adapter, Server Side Segmentation is preferred because Ethernet segmentation is unable to identify the MTU of the switch, hence causing the frame to drop. However, during Server Side Segmentation the dropped frame is reported back to the server that sends the same file again. In order to increase the network speed, follow these steps.
- Click the Network adapter icon on the taskbar and select Network & Internet settings.
- Now click Change Adapter Options.
- Right-click the currently active network adapter and select Properties.
- Click Configure.
- Now select the Advanced tab.
- Finally, select Disabled in the Value drop-down menu for both Large Send Offload v2 (IPv4) and Large Send Offload v2 (IPv6).
- Click OK.
Solution 2: Update Network Driver
To increase the speed of data transmission over a network, another preferred method is to update the network driver. This leads to a vast improvement in data transmission speed.
To get the correct driver and version, do verify the network adapter’s brand. If it is an onboard network adapter, the best source to download the driver is the motherboard manufacturer’s website. Follow these steps for updating the network driver:
- Launch Command Prompt, type in wmic baseboard get a product, Manufacturer, version, serial number and hit Enter to execute it.
- Note the product’s name from the results.
- Search for the official website of the motherboard manufacturer, download the specific network driver and install it.
- Restart your computer for the changes to fully take effect.
Solution 3: Update Windows
Windows automatically installs network and other updates. These updates translate into huge improvements in system performance. However, sometimes the user opts to disable automatic updating of Windows. This means they have to check periodically for any updates that they’re yet to install. First and foremost, check for any updates. Next, it is highly recommended the user enables automatic updates right away.
Solution 4: Use a Better Transmission Agent
In order to improve the overall file transfer process, use a transferring agent. One of the most preferred transfer agents for Android is ES File Explorer File Manager.
These are best technical advises to speedup network sharing in Windows 10. If you have any suggestion or feedback, please write in the comment box below.