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Define the Slow Link Time-Out (Windows NT/2000)

Windows uses this value to define what should be classified as low speed and what is a high speed connection. The default time-out is 2000 milliseconds, any connection slower is considered a low speed link.

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Open your registry and find or create the key below.

Create a new DWORD value, or modify the existing value, called "SlowLinkTimeOut" and set it according to the value data below.

Exit your registry; you may need to restart or log out of Windows for the change to take effect.

Registry Editor Example
|NameTypeData|
|(Default)REG_SZ(value not set)|
|SlowLinkTimeOutREG_DWORD0x000003e8 (1000)|
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|HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVers...|
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Registry Settings
System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
Value Name: SlowLinkTimeOut
Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value Data: Time (milliseconds)

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Last modified: March 26, 2002