What changes to my network settings in Windows 7 can I make to achieve lower latency for gaming? I have heard of changing TCP settings in the registry, but I have also heard conflicting information on whether it actually works in Windows 7 or only Windows XP, and I'm not sure what registry values would work best.
Set your MTU value to 576.
This is easily accomplished in Windows by executing the following command:
The more hops between end nodes, the more this will help. If your latency is due to slow network equipment processing speed, the benefit will be slight to none.