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How Can You Boost up Your Internet Speed?

8 easy ways to speed up your internet connection without any help from others

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How Can You Boost up Your Internet Speed? This question stirs the mind of every internet user who is annoyed by a slow internet speed.

Experiencing a dawdling internet connection while playing the video game, or having to wait for Netflix or YouTube video to load, can cause frustration and destroy the online experience of the internet users.

Therefore, when your internet connection starts slowing down, here is what you are required to do to fix it.

How to Boost Internet Speed?

This article is all about how can you boost up or speed up your slow internet connection

Following are some of the methods you can use to fix your indolent and slow internet connection.

1: Check Your Internet Package, Plan and Speed

Sometimes internet connection is slow because you are paying for a cheap internet plan.

Give Internet provider a call or log onto your internet provider website to find out the details about your plan.

Once you come to know what plan you are using, you can test your internet speed.

For this purpose:

  • Visit any Speedtest Website or mobile app.
  • Internet speed meter will tell you the exact speed of the Internet package.
  • If the speed you measured is close to the speed you are paying for then you must be assured that there is no network problem.

You only need to upgrade your present internet connection to a higher speed and bandwidth.
How to Speed Up a Slow Internet Connection

2: Troubleshoot Your Hardware for the Internet Speed

Sometimes a bug in the router firmware slows your internet connection down; therefore turning the router first off and then on again can speed up your internet connection.

Therefore, restarting the router may give a quick boost to the internet connection.

In Pakistan, the majority of people rely on PTCL telephone wire internet connection that may be slow down, especially when there is a problem in the splitter or damage in outdoor connection.

If you doubt any issue in the outdoor connection then you should try to fix the outdoor connection.

If you are a fiber optic user, then you can simply restart your router to speed up your slow internet connection.

3: Find out Hardware Limitations

Internet Speed

It is unfortunate that some internet service providers use poor-quality routers. Poor quality routers affect the internet speed.

Are you using a good quality fiber optics connection that gives you a high internet speed but you still get slow internet?

If it is so, then it might be down to router specification because speedier devices do not drop packets during data transmission and can give you better speeds.

You must check your router specifications and check if it is underperforming?

If the device doesn’t keep up with your speedy internet connection, then you must buy a good-quality router.

It may be a third-party manufacturer’s router that works great for your internet speed.

4: Move Your Wireless Router to a Clear Spot

You can find that both the router and your internet connection are fine but your Wi-Fi signals are feeble which can have an impact on your internet speed.

If it is so, you might experience a drop in network performance.

In this case:

  • You must move the wireless router to clear space.
  • New space must have lesser obstructions for Wi-Fi signals.
  • It is better to place your wireless router in some open space to prevent any type of signal loss.

5: Update Wi-Fi Security Settings

Internet Speed

Extra users on an internet connection can cause it to slow down as they take up the internet bandwidth.

If your Wi-Fi is not password-protected Wi-Fi then there are chances that many freeloaders will be using your internet connection and grasping your internet bandwidth.

Therefore, update the Wi-Fi settings immediately.

Keep your Wi-Fi password protected to save your internet connection from intruders.

6: Find Out Bandwidth Hogging Apps

If the internet is slow on your mobile device or PC but working greatly on other mobile devices or PCs, then it is not the issue of your router or a problem of an internet plan.

You must figure out which programs are using the connection most (i.e. hogging the connection).

For this purpose,

  • First, open the task manager
  • Click on the network.
  • Find which program is using most of the bandwidth.
  • Limit the bandwidth or turn off for such apps to enjoy the full speed of your internet.

Note: File syncing services like (Dropbox, One Drive, or Google Drive) might be transferring the data in the background.

Remember that this process causes the internet to slow down as it takes a lot of bandwidth.

7: Limit the Connected Devices on the Internet

If there are different types of gadgets like smartphones, smart TVs, tablets, Security Cameras, etc. connected to your Wi-Fi, then you might experience slow internet.

To solve this issue:

  • Disconnect the devices which you’re not using.
  • Test if this method makes any difference in your network speed.

8: Don’t Limit the Bandwidth

 

Some people make changes in the admin panel to limit router bandwidth for others.

Though this limit restricts data allocation to all the users it also impacts the overall performance of the network.

Remember: Bandwidth restriction can only work well if you are using a fast fiber-optic connection.

Also, remember that it will not be a good idea to change local bandwidth settings if you are using old telephone wire internet.

In most cases, upgrading the internet connection to higher bandwidth and speed solves all internet speed issues even if you are using an old router.

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