The internet is one of the most important and useful parts when it comes to using a computer, not to mention our daily lives. But sometimes it can become so annoying… If you’re facing slow internet speeds, bad reception or other internet-related problems, no worries! Here are 9 dynamic ways to boost your internet speed.
1. Change Your Modem/Router
A bad modem is one of the major causes for slow internet speed experienced by some folks. Using a modem for an extended period of time can be the cause of recurrent internet connection failures or your internet connection randomly dropping. You might unknowingly blame this on your internet service provider(s). So perhaps try to change your modem or router as this may solve your internet speed problems instantly.
2. Scan Your Computer For Viruses
Another important thing to do is to scan your computer for viruses as cyber threats can cause havoc to your computer, potentially increasing the likelihood of identity threat and eventually slowing down the internet speed. There are a lot of antivirus softwares available on the internet that you can download to scan your computer.
3. Test For Interference From Your Software
At times, some computer programs (or even your antivirus software) can get in the way of your internet speed. It is quite frustrating, but it is identifiable. You can find out if this is the cause of your slow internet speed by simply switching off your internet, applications, etc… one by one and then checking the speed again. (Remember: it is mandatory to have good virus protection installed on your machine.)
4. Have A Look At Your Filters
That’s another important step to boost up your internet speed. If you’re using internet that is also attached to a phone line, then try to ensure that you have excellent filters mounted on your phone line. These filters are available in the form of plugs that you can easily attach to the line; they’ll filter out any possible interruptions and disturbances.
5. Get Rid Of Your Cordless Phone
You may not agree to this statement that cordless phones play a major role in slowing down internet speed even if you have filters installed on your phone line; however, this can be the case. You can do an isolation test by replacing your existing phone set with another one and see if your speed improves.
6. Plug Straight Into The Modem
Wireless internet connection can be a bit slower compared to plugging directly into your modem. To plug directly into your modem, get the cord out of the box and put it straight into the modem, particularly if you’re using a desktop PC and you won’t move it frequently.
7. Test For Outer Interference
There is a high possibility that you have a sound system, iPhone, iPad or any other electronic device nearby your modem. If that’s so, you may have to make sure if these devices are causing electromagnetic interference or not. If you want to increase internet speed, move your speakers and other electronic devices away from your modem.
8. Don’t Put TV Cables Near The Modem
Do you have any TV cable boxes close to your modem? If you do, then they might be the reason for your slow internet speed, (even if you’re not using them). Look into moving the TV cable box away from the modem, if this is the case.
9. Refresh Your Modem
This may be the easiest yet most powerful one. Turn the switch of your modem off and switch it it on again. This process is called power cycling. This will refresh the connection and speed up the internet connectivity.
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