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How Effective is cFosSpeed Traffic Shaping?

Christoph Lüders & Christian Carazo, cFos Software GmbH - October 26, 2018
Симни: 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.

Liquid Crystal History Skin

Budget used in %
Number of TCP/UDP/TCP+UDP connections (switchable)
Number of TCP/UDP connections (graphical display)
0=none / 1=one / 2=two to five / 3=more than five
Ping time in ms
tx_shape_level / rx_shape_level
Low Latency Mode switch
= currently on (if needed) / = always on / no arrow = off
Download Activity-Display
History of download transfer rate (total) in %
History of download transfer rate (local) in %
Upload activity display
History of upload transfer rate (total) in %
History of upload transfer rate (local) in %
Download CPS rate
Upload CPS rate

Shape level

The brighter the indicator is visible the more Traffic Shaping is working for each of the transfer directions.

Transfer rate in %

The horizontal bar graphs for upload and download show the current transfer as percentage of the maximum reached up-/download transfer rate since the last installation or calibration of cFosSpeed. The total and local transfer rates are related to running cFosSpeed in multi-user mode. Local shows the transfer rates for the current computer only, while total - the amount of traffic within the local network.

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 file net.ini in the directory [cFosSpeed install directory]\liquid_crystal_skin:

line 7: background=background.tga -> ;background=background.tga
line 7 8: ;background=matrix.tga -> background=matrix.tga

The file matrix.tga (in the same directory) can be modified to your needs by using a suitable graphics program.

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