[Guide] Enable TCP Fast Open for Microsoft Edge in Windows 10

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It is now possible to enable TCP Fast Open for Microsoft Edge in Windows 10. In case you were wondering this option lowers the round-trip delay and the latency in the start of the data transmissions as it opens successive TCP connections faster between clients and servers.

I’m not going to go into all the technical details but the conclusion is, TCP Fast Open can optimize network performance for Microsoft Edge.

How to enable TCP Fast Open for Microsoft Edge in Windows 10

If you’re using Microsoft Edge on a regular basis, it’s a good idea to enable this option. Of course, it only works for those webpages that have the TCP Fast Open option enabled, but they will open significantly faster so you have nothing to lose.

On top of that you can enable TCP Fast Open for Microsoft Edge in Windows 10, in just a few simple steps. Here’s what you need to do:

Enable TCP Fast Open for Microsoft Edge 1

Launch Microsoft Edge and type about:flags in the address bar.

Enable TCP Fast Open for Microsoft Edge 2

You will see the “Edge about flags” page displayed. Scroll down until you find this section under Networking: “Edge networking flags”.

Enable TCP Fast Open for Microsoft Edge 3

Check the box next to “Enable TCP Fast Open”. This will activate the option.

To apply the changes close Microsoft Edge and relaunch it.

From then on, you will experience faster load times on those website that have the TCP Fast Open feature. Of course, there will be no change for the rest of the sites, but in time more and more will support this feature, so having it enabled is definitely a good idea.

Did you enable TCP Fast Open for Microsoft Edge and have you noticed faster loading times for some of the web pages you’ve visited?

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