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Disabling Nagle’s Algorithm
Nagle’s algorithm, is a process in which data packets are packed together to conserve bandwidth. In most situations, data packets are sent 1 byte at a time, which overloads bandwidth and decrease throughput. Nagle’s algorithm helps prevent this by packing them together. The downside to this is data flow needs to be stopped long enough to collect enough data to form one packet. This usually takes around 200 ms. Though seemingly small, this delay ends up affecting your gaming experience or any real time application by choking the flow of data, therefore causing lag. For gamers, this process is obsolete and is actually detrimental. Disabling it yields better latency at the expense of bandwidth.
Most games bypass this algorithm, so disabling it will not affect these games. Therefore it is highly recommended to disable it to improve response time, especially when attempting to do a battle tactic requiring a “lag-free” connection.
Warning: Disabling use of Nagle’s Algorithm in Windows requires use of the Registry Editor (Regedit). A lot of critical system information is kept in the Windows Registry. Improper or incorrect changes to the registry could disable the operating system altogether. Instructions must be followed exactly, only making the listed changes.
Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7
1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
2. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\Interfaces\
3. In this category will be some folders. The folder in question is the network adapter. This contains information on the network: IP address, gateway, etc. If you are completely confused on which one it is you may add the following line to each folder.
4. Add a DWORD named TcpAckFrequency unless one is already in there. (It is case sensitive) -Add a DWORD by right clicking anywhere on the window.
5. Set the value of the keyword to 1 to disable Nagle’s Algorithm.
6. Reboot your PC.
- If you are running Windows Vista SP1 or 7, a reboot is not required. Simply change channels in-game and changes will take effect immediately.
MSMQ is normally not enabled. The following should be done in addition to the above if MSMQ is enabled:
- Make sure to have Service Pack 1 installed. (Automatic Updates)
1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
2. Locate and then click (or add it if you don’t have) the following registry subkey: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\MSMQ\Parameters
3. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
4. Type TCPNoDelay for the name of the DWORD, and then press ENTER. (Case sensitive)
5. Right-click TCPNoDelay, and then click Modify.
6. In the Value data box, type 1 to turn off the Nagle algorithm.
7. Click OK, and then quit Registry Editor.
Lowering your MTU
Lowering the MTU can be used in conjunction with disabling Nagle. There are two ways to change your MTU, via software, or hardware.
The lower you set your MTU, the less skill lag you will have. It is recommended that you start at 386 and make it lower to see if there is an improvement. Make sure your MTU is an even number divisible by 4. Typically, on a low-speed connection, you will not see any improvement or it will become worse.
Warning: Lowering your MTU too much will decrease your throughput (speed) dramatically. Do NOT change below 1500 when not necessary. Although you will be able to use skills faster, you may be more prone to occasional lag spikes or disconnection due to a severely limited connection speed from your computer, especially on wireless connections. It is recommended that one finds a balanced MTU for your connection speed. You must able to change your MTU back to 1500 readily when you need to use an HTTP connection.
- Skill Change Speed:
- 1500 <768 < 512 < 386 < 256 < 128 < 48
Change MTU on Software
- This will only affect you and your current connection
- (In the same way you disabled nagle:)
- Click Start – RUN and type “regedit” and press enter.
- Navigate to the following Registry Key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\Interfaces\<AdapterID>
- In the right-panel, create a new DWORD named “MTU” with the value (in Decimal).
- Restart your computer.
- Or use //www.speedguide.net/files/TCPOptimizer.exe to change MTU
The classic XP MTU change methods do not work for vista.
Windows Vista and Windows 7
- see: //www.kitz.co.uk/adsl/vistaMTU.htm
- Run: cmd.exe as Administrator
- (For wired connection):
netsh interface ipv4 set subinterface "Local Area Connection" mtu=386 store=persistent
- (For wireless connection):
netsh interface ipv4 set subinterface "Wireless Network Connection" mtu=386 store=persistent
- 3. Press Enter
- Some connections may not follow the standard names. To see your current connection name, right-click the network icon and click ‘Network and Sharing Center’. In the first section, second row is your current connection name. Remember you must enter the exact name for it to work.
Change MTU on Hardware
- This is not recommended for wireless connections.
- This will affect ALL connections and everyone that is using it. Will decrease the overall bandwidth of all connections dramatically, but still has the same effect if you don’t wish to change software/restart your computer (if you have xp).
- For Linksys routers only: //www.speedguide.net/faq_in_q.php?qid=198
- DO NOT SET LOWER THAN 128 MTU ON YOUR ROUTER. You risk failing to connect the settings page.
- Summary: use google to find where the MTU setting is in your router. The router settings are usually at 192.168.1.1