How to Reduce Packet Loss With a Cable Internet Connection

by TS Jordan

Data is sent across the Internet in "packets," which are small envelopes of data containing several bytes each. Packet loss occurs when a sent packet fails to reach its destination, which can occur due to network traffic or improper Internet settings. Configuring your cable Internet connection with a free speed optimizer will enable you to reduce the prevalence of packet loss, keeping your Internet flowing smoothly.

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Download an Internet speed optimizer program--three options are shown in the Resources.

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Save the program to your desktop.

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Double-click on the downloaded file to open the program.

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Click on the "General Settings" tab.

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Select your Internet speed using the onscreen menu or slider.

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Choose the "Optimal Settings" button to configure your cable Internet, which will reduce packet loss.

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About the Author

TS Jordan is an Ohio licensed attorney living and practicing out of the Cleveland area. In addition to his Juris Doctorate, he holds a Bachelors' Degree in Information Systems. He has been writing professionally for less than a year.