Windows Vista: Slower Downloading or TCP/IP Auto Tuning Problem

I have install the windows vista RTM build version. I am really amazed the looks and performance of windows vista. It has detected almost all my hardware devices except sound blaster card.

After setting up network on my pc. I tried to download stuff by a means of any download manager and i noticed that download manager does not able to download fast when you generally spilt up download file into number of threads. This is beceuase of windows vista having TCP/IP Auto Tuning to ON, which is future stack implementation of TCP/IP, but sound like not working properly. To resolve this issue just open up the command prompt as administrator or type this in run window:

netsh int tcp set global autotuninglevel=disabled

After you get the OKÂ text on command prompt exit from it and reboot your computer.

Check your throughput with MySpeed (try before and after to see the difference).

Sooner or later when microsoft will resolve this issue i am sure i love my vista to be work with auto tuning on. 🙂

NOTE: this only fixes the SPI issue. It will not help gain performance under other circumstances.Â




Permanent ComboBox Prompt in Flex 2

In a morning i was checking Jesse’s website and i found that he is again having some interesting problem regarding ComboBox Prompt.

I guess, i sorted out the problem.


The Dojo Offline Toolkit

Brad Neuberg has started work on the Dojo Offline Toolkit backed by the generosity of SitePen.

What is the Dojo Offline Toolkit?

The Dojo Offline Toolkit will be a small, cross-platform, generic download that enables web applications to work offline.

Let’s look at the Dojo Offline Toolkit from a user’s perspective. Imagine Alex is using a web-based real estate application for realtors built with the Dojo Offline Toolkit. In the upper-right corner of this web application is a button that says “Work Offline.” The first time Alex clicks on this button, a small window appears informing him that this web application can be accessed and used even if he is offline. If Dojo Offline has never been installed, Alex is prompted to optionally install a small 100K through 300K download that is automatically selected for his appropriate OS, including Windows, Linux/x86, and Mac OS X/Universal Binary.

Once Dojo Offline is installed with the included installer, the web-based real estate application prompts Alex to drag a hyperlink to his desktop and bookmark the web application’s URL. As Alex works online, anything that should be available offline is simply stored locally. If Alex is offline, he can reach his application by simply double-clicking the link on his desktop, opening its bookmark, or by simply typing in its normal web address. The application’s user-interface will magically appear in the browser, even if the user is offline, and all offline data will be retrieved from and stored into local storage. Dojo Offline detects when the network has reappeared, allowing the web application to send any data stored in local storage to the web server.

Local storage is done using Dojo Storage, which allows web applications to store hundreds of K or megabytes of information inside the browser, with the user’s permission. Dojo Storage is complete and works across 95% of the existing installed base of the web, including Firefox, Safari, and Mozilla on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X. The Dojo Offline Toolkit will come bundled with Dojo Storage.

Once Dojo Offline has been installed, it will work for any web application that codes to it — it is completely generic and has no application specific information in its download. Applications have a consistent, simple API they can code to, the Dojo Offline and Dojo Storage APIs, to enable offline ability. Even better, since the user always interacts with the web application through its domain name, rather than through a file:// URL or http://localhost domain name, the web application runs under the same security policies as standard web sites, which means a user’s machine will not be compromised by an untrusted web application. The Dojo Offline Toolkit will work in Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari, and will run on Windows, Linux/x86, and Mac OS X/Universal Binary.

The Dojo Offline Toolkit will be fully open source, available under the same licenses as Dojo: the BSD and the AFL.

The work is done via the Proxy AutoConfiguration (PAC) feature in our browsers, and the final deliverable will consist of:

  • the Dojo Offline proxy
  • installers and uninstallers
  • PAC file generation and registration
  • the Dojo Offline API for easy, application-level access
  • the Dojo Offline web-based installer UI for downloading Dojo Offline documentation
  • a sample application, Moxie, modified to work with Dojo Offline
  • QA and bug fixing

Good luck to Brad. We look forward to hear about your experience, and progress!