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CMD Commands for Wireless Network Speed

Slow internet speed can be frustrating and affect your work, gaming, streaming, or simple internet browsing drastically. But, did you know that you can tweak up your internet speed using a few Windows CMD commands?

Windows CMD commands can basically aid your computer routine and make several sections of your computer available to you that are otherwise hidden from common users. And hence, you can get complete control over your Windows rather limiting interface.

You can use this Windows prompt CMD commands guide to know a few CMD commands to speed up your internet, manage, and troubleshoot your Internet network.


IPCONFIG is one of the most used CMD commands and network troubleshooting commands. It helps you configure your network IP address. You can also use this command along with various other commands, attributes, and switches to boost up your internet connection and configure other issues with your connection.

You can use the output provided to learn about all the network adapters of your channel. You can also obtain knowledge if they are resolved. You can get crucial details about your wireless network under the Wireless LAN Adapter and Ethernet Adapter sections, which are the IPv4 Address, and Default Gateway details.

2. Ping

The Ping CMD command is a basic command used along with the IP address of your network. As you use this command, you can get to know whether your computer can reach certain IP destinations or domains. It also indicates the time taken to reach the destination and the time taken to get back.

The ping -t <your default gateway address> command sends multiple data packets. If the time taken to return the packet is lesser, your internet is fast. Consequently, a slower package return indicates a slower connection. Network issues can also result in lost packets, and your command window will clearly mark it as ‘lost.’

Remember that successively sending multiple packets can consume your bandwidth and make the returning of the packages slower.

3. IP release and renew

The IP release and renew CMD command provides a temporary boost to your wireless connection. The strength of your wifi connection is a determining factor in the speed boost of this command.

These two command prompts will first release your IP address and then renew it. The ipconfig /release and ipconfig /renew should be used in the release and renew order to rectify internet slowdown issues that may happen due to the IP address.

4. Flush DNS resolver cache

The ipconfig /flushdns command is to clear all your saved DNS resolver cache. The DNS resolver cache is actually a list of website hostnames and IP addresses that you commonly visit. The purpose is to make your internet browsing faster.

At times, your internet DNS resolver cache might become corrupted and affect your overall browsing. So, when you use the ipconfig /flushdns command, you clear the cache and can fix the issue.

5. Netsh

The netsh command helps to configure multiple network settings and speed up your internet!

  • netsh int tcp set global chimney=enabled
  • netsh int tcp set global autotuninglevel=normal
  • netsh int tcp set supplemental (Alternative command for Windows 7 users is at the end)
  • netsh int tcp set global dca=enabled
  • netsh int tcp set global netdma=enabled
  • netsh int tcp set global ecncapability=enabled
  • netsh int tcp set global congestionprovider=ctcp (For Windows 7 users)

6. Netsh streaming command

If your internet connection is particular slower while streaming videos, you can use the netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name=”StopThrottling” dir=in action=block remoteip=, enable=yes command. Hence, this stops your ISP from throttling your connection while streaming.

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