Slow internet can disrupt your job, reduce your enjoyment while using entertainment, and worst of all, upset your children. Are you tired of slow loading and disruptions to streaming? Then, you may want to check out some of these tips.
1. Turn Off Unused Devices
Sometimes, devices are drawing from the internet even if you aren't actively using them. With internet speed, you get a certain amount of bandwidth and every connected device takes up some of that bandwidth. To be on the safe side, go through your home and turn off any devices that may be connecting to the internet, such as video game consoles, computers, and tablets.
2. Move Your Router
If your router has to send WiFi signals through brick walls or other obstructions, that can also slow your internet. To speed things up, consider moving your router. You may even want to hang the router near the ceiling. Try a few spots until you discover the right one.
3. Change Router Channel
Routers have different channels, and some channels may work better than others. Experiment with a few different channels. To change the channel, you need to access the admin settings on your network, which you do through a website. Contact your internet service provider if you aren't sure how to access that information.
4. Don't Just Rely on WiFi
Remember, WiFi isn't your only option. If possible, you may want to connect stationary devices such as personal computers and consoles to the internet using HDMI cables. That can free up some of the WiFi bandwidth and potentially increase download speeds on both the wired connection and the other connections.
5. Clear Your Cache
Sometimes, too much history on your device can also lead to slow internet speeds. On a regular basis, try clearing the cache on your browser. Typically, you find this option in your settings. Note that you may have to re-sign into certain pages as clearing your cache can wipe out saved usernames and passwords.
6. Investigate Data Caps
In some cases, data caps may be slowing you down. To find out if you have a data cap, contact your internet service provider and ask. Remember if you aren't happy with their services, you may want to contact a few alternative providers.
7. Look Into Fiber
While talking with new internet service providers, see if you can find someone in your area that offers fiber internet. The infrastructure supporting your internet can also have a big impact on speeds. If you're currently using internet that comes into your home through old phone lines, switching to fiber can also really increase your speeds.
For more information, talk to your internet service provider about high speed fiber internet services for businesses.Share
3 April 2019
I recently switched my internet service provider. Once I switched, I was very happy with the speed and service. The internet moved so fast for me that I was on it playing games and messaging friends a lot more than usual. What I forgot was that I chose my internet package based on my past monthly use of the internet, which was low simply because our old service was so slow I didn't like using it much. I chose a package that was limited, and I realized my mistake when I used up all my plan data in just two weeks. Thankfully, my new provider allowed me to switch to unlimited mid-month. I created this blog to remind others to always keep an eye on their internet usage if on a restricted plan and call your provider if you need to change it.