Quote Originally Posted by doondoon View Post
I'm still kind of new at this so how do you get to /etc/sysctl.conf to add the lines you mention and is it correct to assume you do that in the terminal instead of hunting the file. Can I put it anywhere in that file or am I replacing existing lines?
I just added the number to the bottom of the existing file. I usually use nano to edit in terminal, or you can use gedit.

sudo gedit /etc/sysctl.conf
the advantage with the stock settings seems to minimal, but I do see some increase, however, I still can't get over 200kbps on any download, etc. before the changes, i would never get over 185ish.