cFosSpeed is the official Internet Accelerator for ASUS, GIGABYTE, ASRock and MSI gaming products
New! By the makers of cFosSpeed: The cFos EVSE
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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

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.

Traffic Analysis Skin

Show/hide slot activation area
TX shaping indicator
Variance of ping time
Open slot configuration dialog
Open Current Connections window
Low Latency Mode switch
= currently on (if needed) /
= always on / no arrow = off
Switch between normal and large skin version
Download activity display
Ping time in ms
Number of TCP/UDP/TCP+UDP connections (switchable)
Upload activity display
Download CPS rate
Upload CPS rate
Graphs Transfer rate in % for slots 1-10
Deactivated slot
Activated slot
Bar graphs Transfer rate in % for active slots

Transfer rate in %

The slot graphs show the current transfer rates as percentage of the maximum reached transfer rate since the last installation or calibration of cFosSpeed.

The slots

The configuration of slots 1-10 (as a part of the cFosSpeed settings) can be accessed by either clicking on the Open slot configuration dialog button of the skin or using the Options/Settings menu entry of the systray icon. Each slot can be configured and renamed individually.

The background

The transparent background of the status window can be replaced by an opaque one by applying (under Vista and Windows 7 with admin rights) the following changes to the files net.ini and net_l.ini in the directory [cFosSpeed install directory]\traffic_analysis_skin:

line 7: background=background_blank(_l).tga -> ;background=background_blank(_l).tga
line 8: ;background=background_color(_l).tga -> background=background_color(_l).tga

The files background_color(_l).tga (in the same directory) can be modified to your needs by using a suitable graphics program. The transparent area of the images must not be changed.

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