Apple Broadband Tuner
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Apple Broadband Tuner allows you to take full advantage of very high speed Internet connections that have a high latency (5 Mbps or faster). The installer tweaks some system parameters.

There is an optional uninstaller that can be used to restore the settings that were in effect at the time just before the system parameters were changed.

The installer increases the default values for the size of the TCP send and receive buffers. With larger buffers more data can be in transit at once. A startup configuration file is also updated so that these changes will persist across
Requirements
PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later






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Mok.In.Touch™ reviewed on 09 Jun 2006
It works for me. I'm on cable. It increases about 40% of speed. BroadbandOptimizer didn't do the job, but this does. Try it for yourself with this slow website in the world: tagworld.com
It used to take up to 165 seconds to load. I am very picky on internet speed, but I'm very, very happy with this Apple Broadband Tuner 1.0
[Version 1.0]


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Marc Opas reviewed on 30 Nov 2005
Slowed my cable connection dramatically. Use Xupport to optimize the settings for Cable Modem or DSL. Apple's Broadband Tuner is really for super high speed connections, like Verizon fios, not cable or DSL.
[Version 1.0]

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Saggis replied on 02 Dec 2005
Yeah I got the same thing but I'm not gonna complain cause Apple said 5mb/s or up so we can't blame them good on them for providing this :D Shot again Apple
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airel commented on 30 Nov 2005
I tried this on my G5 connected to cable modem and got a DECREASE in speed. Fortunately it comes with an uninstaller. Be sure to have a way to clock your upload and download speeds, so you can check this program.
[Version 1.0]

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Nanovanman replied on 14 Nov 2006
Where did you find the BroadbandTuner uninstall?
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Johnny Rocket commented on 29 Nov 2005
to FLASH1296's comment "Obviously, one needs to rerun this installer EVERY time the O S is reinstalled." Well, duh. Everything needs to be reinstalled if you reinstall the OS. Also, I've used Maintain for a long time now. In the current version you can either set the Net Speed Up to: Default, Increase Values [which only doubles, no triple or quadruple], or Pick your own. It is a good program but once you reboot, those values must be set again. Apple Broadband Tuner permanently sets the values. ABT is a 1.0 so I'm sure it's feature set will expand in future releases. [at least I home it does!]
[Version 1.0]

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shawnyQ replied on 29 Nov 2005
It's "hope", duh.
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FLASH1296 reviewed on 29 Nov 2005
Obviously, one needs to rerun this installer EVERY time the O S is reinstalled.

There are numerous freeware and shareware applications that willl perform this function; with most of them doing a FAR BETTER job.

Try freeware "maintain" [available here at MacUpdate.com]. What makes it better, you muse?
Try this: Not only does it modify more internet connection parameters, (see below); but it offers you TWO separate options. Either simply double everything or selectively double, triple, quadruple whatever parameters you select; e.g. "sendspace", etc.
I STRONGLY suggest trying "maintain" The improvement in your internet connection is but one of many benefits available employing "maintain."

net.inet.tcp.mssdflt: 512
net.inet.tcp.newreno: 0
net.inet.tcp.rfc1323: 1
net.inet.tcp.sendspace: 131072
net.inet.tcp.recvspace: 358400
kern.ipc.maxsockbuf: 512000
net.inet.tcp.delayed_ack: 1
net.inet.udp.recvspace: 42080
net.inet.udp.maxdgram: 9216
net.local.stream.recvspace: 8192
net.local.stream.sendspace: 8192
kern.ipc.somaxconn: 128 -> 512
net.inet.tcp.newreno: 0 -> 1
net.inet.tcp.mssdflt: 512 -> 1460
net.inet.tcp.sendspace: 131072 -> 98304
net.inet.tcp.recvspace: 358400 -> 98304
kern.ipc.maxsockbuf: 512000 -> 1048576
net.inet.tcp.delayed_ack: 1 -> 0
net.inet.udp.recvspace: 42080 -> 98304
net.inet.udp.maxdgram: 9216 -> 57344
net.local.stream.recvspace: 8192 -> 98304
net.local.stream.sendspace: 8192 -> 98304
net.inet.tcp.rfc1323: 1 -> 1
net.inet.tcp.rfc1644: 0 -> 1
[Version 1.0]

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Maxruehl replied on 29 Nov 2005
Can't find anything called simply "Maintain". Are you talking about maintain1 7.5_PRO?
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virtualelvis reviewed on 29 Nov 2005
definitely feels faster... nice app thanks
[Version 1.0]


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FreeFrog reviewed on 29 Nov 2005
Works well with my DSL connection. No issues whatsoever.
[Version 1.0]


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Anonymous reviewed on 29 Nov 2005
g4 450 OS X 10.4.3
620 KB/s

This Software makes my "feeled" surfing faster... Using "BroadbandOptimizer 1.5" for years on 10.3.9 but for Tiger this App is better...
[Version 1.0]


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Anonymous reviewed on 29 Nov 2005
I installed it and have had no problems. Plus I have seen an increase in speed. I am running Tiger and did not have to re-install it from scratch as mentioned above.
[Version 1.0]


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Anonymous reviewed on 29 Nov 2005
dear fellow mac users

this thing just blew up my brandnew poerbook 17-inch. i had to reinstall tiger from scratch.

be cautious to back up your drive or better, clone it before trying out.
[Version 1.0]

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Anonymous commented on 29 Nov 2005
bollocks
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Anonymous commented on 29 Nov 2005
the politeness man is on strike again. anonymous, what sort of education do you have? oxford, cambridge? i guess it it more the garbage academy of staten island...
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Anonymous commented on 29 Nov 2005
Its technically IMPOSSIBLE for this to have caused you to re-install Tiger from scratch. Are you sure you're not using a Dell?
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adguy had trouble on 27 Jan 2009
Just installed BroadbandTuner 1.0. It definitely added speed but I have noticed a little quirkiness on my desktop. ICONS disappear for a second and appear again. Running OSX 10.4.11.

Anyone notice this? Any advice?
[Version 1.0]


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Type:Internet : Internet Utilities
License:Free
Date:28 Nov 2005
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Apple Broadband Tuner allows you to take full advantage of very high speed Internet connections that have a high latency (5 Mbps or faster). The installer tweaks some system parameters.

There is an optional uninstaller that can be used to restore the settings that were in effect at the time just before the system parameters were changed.

The installer increases the default values for the size of the TCP send and receive buffers. With larger buffers more data can be in transit at once. A startup configuration file is also updated so that these changes will persist across restarts.

The system parameters are sysctl variables that are set as follows:
  • net.inet.tcp.sendspace: 131072
  • net.inet.tcp.recvspace: 358400
  • kern.ipc.maxsockbuf: 512000


This change has a system wide effect and is applied even if the network is not high speed connection with a high latency, with the exception of modem connections for which the system uses small default TCP buffer sizes.

Note: Broadband Tuner 1.0 is not recommended for AirPort connections.


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