How do I enable network adapter task offloading?

A. Some network cards have an onboard processor that you can use instead of the main CPU for certain functions. If your NIC driver supports this onboard processor, you can enable it as follows:

  1. Start regedit.exe.
  2. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters.
  3. From the Edit menu select New, DWORD value.
  4. Enter a value name of DisableTaskOffload and press Enter.
  5. Double-click the new value and ensure that it's set to 0. Click OK.
  6. Close regedit.
  7. Reboot the machine.
Hide comments


  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.