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I want to use CPU processing power to boost internet speed like how bittorrent works, how can I do it, and what should I look up?
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fredreload wrote:

I want to use CPU processing power to boost internet speed like how bittorrent works, how can I do it, and what should I look up?


This isn't how the BitTorrent protocol works. It relies on the connections of multiple sources in order to download a file faster than if it were coming from a singular source. CPU processing power won't speed up your Internet at all - they're two separate things. It may speed up the rendering of web sites (as a poor CPU and RAM will result in rendering thresholds being hit faster, so they load significantly slower). Internet speed relies on:

The hardware bandwidth to download and render data (Router, Protocol [Ethernet or WiFi], Ethernet Cable/Wireless Card, Upstream/Downstream cap on your network card, then your CPU/RAM for rendering/processing that data).

As well as your local/wide area network (Router, Modem, Wiring (in-house), DSLAM/CMTS (ISP-based hardware near your physical location), DNS server, ... etc).
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Whatever speed your internet provider gives you is the speed that your stuck with.
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fredreload wrote:

I want to use CPU processing power to boost internet speed like how bittorrent works, how can I do it, and what should I look up?


This isn't how the BitTorrent protocol works. It relies on the connections of multiple sources in order to download a file faster than if it were coming from a singular source. CPU processing power won't speed up your Internet at all - they're two separate things. It may speed up the rendering of web sites (as a poor CPU and RAM will result in rendering thresholds being hit faster, so they load significantly slower). Internet speed relies on:

The hardware bandwidth to download and render data (Router, Protocol [Ethernet or WiFi], Ethernet Cable/Wireless Card, Upstream/Downstream cap on your network card, then your CPU/RAM for rendering/processing that data).

As well as your local/wide area network (Router, Modem, Wiring (in-house), DSLAM/CMTS (ISP-based hardware near your physical location), DNS server, ... etc).


It's great to see such a well rounded answer that could provoke the op into reading into those topics I'm quite impressed to view such useful help being provided immediately.

Although considering the subject matter of the question most people may read through those terms and get lost rather quickly so to help expand.

ninjisuko could you provide us some basic system information like your CPU, Ram, Operating system and browser to start?

And most importantly run a speedtest.net test to provide insight into your current internet capabilities.

click the hyperlink and get the image url after the test.

As an example here is mine to show you what it should look like after you finish.



I'll likely be away for a few hours but it will provide the others with some info to help out. Good luck
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ninjisuko could you provide us some basic system information like your CPU, Ram, Operating system and browser to start?


Don't you mean fredreload? I was the one who gave the insight.

And yes, Fred, if you can provide us with the information that TheBishika suggested - we can see if there are any means of "optimizing" your connection. There's no way to "increase" your internet speed outside of the capacity of what your ISP is offering you with your CPU - but there are ways to manage RAM and potentially work on faster DNS resolution to increase your browsing speeds.
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if you're on wifi and your router is ancient (not even wireless-N), then upgrading your router may help, though you'll still be limited by
actual wifi speed limits and the speed provided by your isp. note that if your computer doesn't support wireless ac, it won't benefit from increased ac speeds. but if your router is only wireless-G, getting a faster router is probably a good idea.
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Depending on how long you can pay attention to lots of text...

Here is some reading on DNS resolution that may help. Basically the CDNs CR uses respond to how close they are to your DNS nameserver, not how close they are to you. /forumtopic-965171/#54838157

Also, depending on your setup, and how many people use it, bufferbloat is a real thing that the ISPs don't do anything about. You have to do that yourself. A simple speedtest doesn't take that into account, use the one at dslreports.com instead. Expanded explanation /forumtopic-975821/#55348185

Those are both potential things that may help and are definitely worth investigating to rule them out, but on the other hand, they might not do much at all, depending on individual circumstances...

All I can say is that I have very little in the way of the problems that other users report here. Except on Saturday when the big shonen series go up. Then I use my vrv.co account and app instead, which is linked to my CR premium, so I don't pay extra for that.
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Posted 4/20/17 , edited 4/20/17

ninjitsuko wrote:


TheBishika wrote:
ninjisuko could you provide us some basic system information like your CPU, Ram, Operating system and browser to start?


Don't you mean fredreload? I was the one who gave the insight.

And yes, Fred, if you can provide us with the information that TheBishika suggested - we can see if there are any means of "optimizing" your connection. There's no way to "increase" your internet speed outside of the capacity of what your ISP is offering you with your CPU - but there are ways to manage RAM and potentially work on faster DNS resolution to increase your browsing speeds.


Right well, Fred is hyped about this mass distributed computing service that he wanted to start his own project and earn some money with it. In any way that I can process some data and get money sounds like a good choice, so I thought about speeding up the internet, but as you have mentioned it is capped. I am currently looking into 3D scene object analysis if you are interested as I have some fun playing with 2D image analysis.


P.S The file sharing is another topic, downloading website from peers are unlikely, but you would use it with mass distributed computing theoretically.
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