How to increase internet speed in Linux

Do you know that internet speeds in Linux can be increased? Well it does. Open a Terminal and type the following:
$ sudo nano /etc/sysctl.conf (ubuntu)
$ vi /etc/sysctl.conf (Fedora)
(please note fedora user must be as root to modified it.)

Then Paste the Following at the end of the file:
# Disables packet forwarding
net.ipv4.ip_forward = 0
# Enables source route verification
net.ipv4.conf.default.rp_filter = 1
# Disables the magic-sysrq key
kernel.sysrq = 0
# Decrease the time default value for tcp_fin_timeout connection
net.ipv4.tcp_fin_timeout = 25
# Decrease the time default value for tcp_keepalive_time connection
net.ipv4.tcp_keepalive_time = 3600
# Turn on the tcp_window_scaling
net.ipv4.tcp_window_scaling = 1
# Turn on the tcp_sack
net.ipv4.tcp_sack = 1
# tcp_fack should be on because of sack
net.ipv4.tcp_fack = 1
# Turn on the tcp_timestamps
net.ipv4.tcp_timestamps = 1
# Enable TCP SYN Cookie Protection
net.ipv4.tcp_syncookies = 1
# Enable ignoring broadcasts request
net.ipv4.icmp_echo_ignore_broadcasts = 1
# Disable ICMP Redirect Acceptance
net.ipv4.conf.all.accept_redirects = 0
# Enable bad error message Protection
net.ipv4.icmp_ignore_bogus_error_responses = 1
# Don’t Log Spoofed Packets, Source Routed Packets, Redirect Packets
net.ipv4.conf.all.log_martians = 0
# Make more local ports available
net.ipv4.ip_local_port_range = 1024 65000
# Increase maximum amount of memory allocated to shm
kernel.shmmax = 1073741824
# Improve file system performance
vm.bdflush = 100 1200 128 512 15 5000 500 1884 2
# This will increase the amount of memory available for socket input/output queues
net.ipv4.tcp_rmem = 4096 25165824 25165824
net.core.rmem_max = 25165824
net.core.rmem_default = 25165824
net.ipv4.tcp_wmem = 4096 65536 25165824
net.core.wmem_max = 25165824
net.core.wmem_default = 65536
net.core.optmem_max = 25165824
## don’t cache ssthresh from previous connection
net.ipv4.tcp_no_metrics_save = 1
net.ipv4.tcp_moderate_rcvbuf = 1
## recommended to increase this for 1000 BT or higher
net.core.netdev_max_backlog = 2500
## for 10 GigE, use this, uncomment below
## net.core.netdev_max_backlog = 30000
## Turn off timestamps if you’re on a gigabit or very busy network
## Having it off is one less thing the IP stack needs to work on
## net.ipv4.tcp_timestamps = 0

Then save and exit. Now type the following command to apply the settings:
$ sudo sysctl -p (ubuntu)
$ sysctl -p (fedora)

Also, you will need to issue sysctl -w net.ipv4.route.flush=1 to flush the routing table to make some of these changes happen instantly.

You can disable all these settings by removing those lines you added:
$ sudo nano /etc/sysctl.conf (ubuntu)
$ vi /etc/sysctl.conf (fedora)

Happy surfing~