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.


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


Save the program to your desktop.


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


Click on the "General Settings" tab.


Select your Internet speed using the onscreen menu or slider.


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.