7/Vista has optimized the network speed by default. However there are a lot of installed network items in
7/Vista Network Properties dialog:
You can add some Network speed to your connection by disabling some unusing network items. You can absolutely safe disable:
QoS Packet Scheduler - this item is in no use in most home environments.
Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6) - protocol of the future. If your PC is not inside of Network of Future - disable it.
File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks - if you have not shared files or printers in network - disable it.
Link-Layer Topology - Allows
7/Vista computers to be seen from the other 7/Vista computers in the Network Map.
Recommended settings (if you have not shared files and folders and you are not inside of IP6 network):
Also you can add some network speed using WinTools.net tweaks.
Go to Net Tweak tool.
Press Use optimum settings for selected configuration.
Select suitable importance for your connection, for example: LAN, Cable Modem, xDSL, ISDN, T1, etc.
And press Apply button.
Note: You can restore your network setting using the option MS Windows default Internet and Network configuration.