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How Effective is cFosSpeed Traffic Shaping?

Christoph Lüders & Christian Carazo, cFos Software GmbH - October 26, 2018
Download: cfosspeed-traffic-shaping-report.pdf Flag symbol for English language

All you need to know about the cFosSpeed Status Windows and Skins

The cFosSpeed Status Windows display important statistics about your current Internet connection. You should choose the skin most useful to you, e.g. the icon skins which integrate into the task bar or the Traffic Analysis skin with real-time statistics about your current different traffic types. Please vote on the different skins. This will help us when designing the next skin window.

Default-Skin (graphical)

Download transfer rate in %
Upload transfer rate in %
Number of TCP/UDP connections
0=none / 1=one / 2=two to five / 3=more than five
Low Latency Mode switch ( = currently on (if needed) / = always on / no arrow = off
Packet prioritized by Traffic Shaping
Ping-time wave display
green=great / yellow=OK / red=bad
Regular upstream data packet
Regular downstream data packet

The standard skin has been designed to track the data stream graphically.

Ping times are represented by green, yellow, or red waves in the standard skin's graphical display. Actual ping times depend in significant part on the number of simultaneous up- and downloads. If this number rises, latency will likely increase as well.
To reach maximum transfer rates during download, the ping time for each download must therefore be raised briefly.

Switching between Graphical and Numerical Display of the Default Skin:

By clicking on the corresponding buttons, it is possible to toggle between graphical and numerical skin display.

Switch: Transfer rate in %
Switch: Number of TCP/UDP connections
Switch: Favour Ping Time on/off (low latency mode)
Switch: Ping times graphical/numerical

Numerical Display

Download transfer rate in %
Upload transfer rate in %
Ping time with prioritized-packet display turned on [ms]
Low Latency Mode switch
= currently on (if needed) / = always on / no arrow = off
Number of TCP/UDP connections
Download CPS rate
Download Activity-Display
Upload CPS rate
Upload activity display
Hide status window

Deactivating the cFosSpeed status window

You can deactivate the cFosSpeed status window by right-clicking on it, selecting Window Settings and then deactivating "Auto-show/Auto-hide".

How to make your own skin

An introduction to creating your own skins can be found in our skin design tutorialenglish

cFosSpeed Status Window (Skins)

Metro Skin
Metro Skin
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Traffic Analysis Insight Skin
Aquarium Skin
Aquarium Skin
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Aquarium Icon Skin
Aquarium Icon Skin
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User Skin
Keyboard LEDs
Logitech keyboard support

Default-Skin (graphical)Explanation of all display elements in the cfosSpeed Aquarium skin.