BroadbandOptimizer
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BroadbandOptimizer... Like most operating systems, MacOS X doesn't come out of the box to take full advantage of a high-speed, broadband Internet connection. Luckily, because of its Unix base, there's an easy fix for that. By making certain tweaks to your network settings, you may be able to almost double your download speeds.
What's New
Version 1.5:
  • Adds an installer package.
  • Fixed Panther system log error on startup.
Requirements
PPC, Mac OS X 10.3 or later







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JoyceM9549 reviewed on 09 Dec 2013
Using Mac OS 10.6.8 Downloaded & Installed-Restarted and window popped up telling me something like the Security Settings were not correct and Optimizer App could not start at log-in - /Library/StartupItems/BroadbandOptimizer. I went to the advised location and there was no place that I could easily see to reset the security settings. Please help.
[Version 1.5]


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enk3 tipped on 14 Dec 2008
As per the readme, I'd recommend first running sysctl -a and checking the values therein before installing. For example, on my MacBook running Tiger, the net.inet.tcp.sendspace and net.inet.tcp.recvspace items were already set well above 65536, but on my Tiger-equipped B&W G3 I use as a server, those same items were set below that. In the speed tests I ran before and after installation on the G3, I noted a gain in bandwidth of a few hunderd kbps.
[Version 1.5]


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Kosovar1 reviewed on 01 Dec 2008
OK, I just did before and after tests, using four web-based speed test sites. Broadband Optimizer seemed to have no significant effect, except perhaps to slow throughput a little bit. Of the four server sites I used to test download and upload speeds before and after installation, my download speeds were reduced twice, stayed the same one time, and only increased once. My upload speeds improved once, but were reduced at three of the four testing sites. So far, this modification doesn't seem to have introduced any new stability issues. Well, at least I didn't pay anything for this!
[Version 1.5]


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nc14uk commented on 08 Apr 2006
Do NOT use this programme.

I installed and not only did it lower my connection speed, but even after uninstalling and repair disk permission my Finder is slow to load a new window. It won't always find my external drive. It's slow to load any other windows.

It repositioned itself in the bottom left of the screen and takes up to 2 minutes for it to recognize my mouse dragging it to the centre.

My machine is slower now due to this programme and I am considering reinstalling the whole of Mac.

Running iBook G4 10.3.9

DO NOT USE THIS PROGRAMME!
[Version 1.5]

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Mudflapper replied on 25 Oct 2006
Looks like something is up with your machine. Tweeking network settings isn't going to do all all that nasty stuff to your Mac.
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Anonymous reviewed on 18 Sep 2005
No difference what so ever.
Pb17, 1,33 behind a router on cable.
[Version 1.5]


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Anonymous reviewed on 29 Jul 2005
However - made some speedtests before and after installing BroadbandOptimizer. It simply works on Mac OS 10.4 ! Well done - Thx :-)
[Version 1.5]


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Anonymous reviewed on 10 Jul 2005
In Jaguar and earlier, the RWIN (windows speak for recvspace and sendspace) would agree with the tunables I placed in /etc/sysctl.conf but from Panther and above, RWIN is always presented as 65536 so no matter what you place in the sysctl.conf file, this tool will change nothing! If anyone has any idea how to change the recvspace and sendspace on Panther/Tiger, please share with us.

Good luck all and if you have Panther/Tiger, this tool will make very little difference and any you see is probably due to 'net traffic.
[Version 1.5]


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Anonymous reviewed on 11 Jun 2005
It just doesn't work (using Tiger) At first my system found the installed startupitems "Not Secure" meaning I had te reboot a second time (the fist time was after the installation) A speed-test before and after showed my downloadspeed dropping by 100 Kb/s and my uploadspeed dropped by ± 30 Kb/s. Deleting the whole thing brought my speed right back up to where it was.
[Version 1.5]


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Anonymous reviewed on 01 May 2005
Worked great for me when I had DSL and still works great after I switched to Cable.

With DSL, BroadbandOptimizer only gave me about an extra of 10 - 20 K/sec but with Cable, it gave me a whole 100 K/sec!
[Version 1.5]


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Anonymous reviewed on 25 Apr 2005
uh... this didn't work at all for me...

i mean, i could still use broadband... but the speeds were much lower... while i was using broadband optimizer, the top speed i could get was around 200kb/sec... now it's around 500kb/sec(i deleted broadband optimizer in /Library/StartupItems)...

maybe it only works for connections that have low top speeds? like DSL?
[Version 1.5]


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Ccourson rated on 31 Mar 2012

[Version 1.5]


Downloads:76,259
Version Downloads:39,081
Type:Utilities : Optimizers
License:Free
Date:02 Dec 2003
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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BroadbandOptimizer... Like most operating systems, MacOS X doesn't come out of the box to take full advantage of a high-speed, broadband Internet connection. Luckily, because of its Unix base, there's an easy fix for that. By making certain tweaks to your network settings, you may be able to almost double your download speeds.


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