Is your internet connection is a bit slow? Or are you simply looking for ways to get the most out of your connection? You’ve come to the right place!
How do I make my internet faster
How do i make my internet faster? There’s several ways to answer that question, so I’ll touch on various different things you can do to get the most out of your connection. Before I suggest any tips or tweaks, we’ll find out what speeds your are actually getting and what speeds you should be getting.
Note: There are several different things that can have an impact on your connection, please take the time to read the article in full.
Head over to the Speakeasy Speed Test. Just choose the city that is closest to you and the test will start automatically. The test should only
take a moment and it will show you your download and upload speeds
So now thatwe know what download and upload speeds you’re getting, we’ll look at what speeds you should be getting. The best way to do this if you use a hub or router is by going to your router’s setup or status page. You can do this by typing the router’s IP address in the address bar of your internet browser. If you don’t know your router’s address, go to the start menu, then type cmd in the search box and press enter to bring up the command line interface. Now type ipconfig. You’ll then see your router’s address next to Default Gateway, as shown in the to the image bellow. Once you’ve typed the address in your internet browser’s address bar, you’ll get a login prompt asking for your username and password. By default, the username should be admin, and the pass should be admin or password, unless you’ve changed it. Otherwise, the username and pass will be on the back or the underside of your router. Look for a page called status or something similar, every router has one. The actual speed of the connection between the router/modem and your ISP’s servers will be shown as upstream and downstream. The value will be represented in kbps, so if it says the downstream is 3036 kbps, then you should be getting 3Mb in the speed test. If your result in the speed test is lower than the connection speed in your router’s status page, you’re not getting the best possible speeds. Read on..
Note:When doing the speed test, you might want to try it a couple of times from different cities as sometimes the results can be less than perfect if the test servers is congested.
Computer Related Issues
Sometimes a slow internet connection can be caused by a poorly optimized PC. If you’re a novice user, you can use Boost-My-PC-Now, to resolve any issues for you. Boost-My-PC-Now is a Microsoft partner. Advanced users should be aware of any existing issues and know how to fix them.
How Do I Make My Internet Faster - Optimizing TCP/IP
There’s free tool called TCP Optimizer you can use to tune your TCP/IP settings to the type of connection you have. There’s no need to install anything, just download and run it. The program is useful for both novice and advanced users, and although it is targeted towards broadband connections, it can be useful for tuning any internet connection type, from dial-up to Gigabit+. Again, it’s totally free, no installation, and has been downloaded more than 3 Million times.
Line Noise & Ring Wire
How do i make my internet faster… A slow internet connection, or a connection that drops frequently can be caused by unwanted noise on your telephone line. Quit often the noise isn’t overly noticeable when you’re talking on the phone, but if you lift your handset so you can here the dial tone, then turn your router on (or off), you can normally tell the difference. If you notice the noise only when the router or modem is switched on, then you possibly have a faulty router. In any case, you should try swapping the micro-filter with a new one. Doubling the filters up can also have a positive effect. A micro-filter is the little box that connects your phone and modem/router the wall socket. You would have received one from your ISP when they sent you the modem.
Do You Download File Using A Torrent Client?
If you often download films, music or software through a P2P client like uTorrent, BitComet or Bearshare etc, there’s a very good chance your ISP is throttling you connection. Throttling, or traffic-shaping as it’s also known, is what ISP’s do to prevent congestion on their networks. Although it should be used to limit P2P traffic, a lot of ISP shape their traffic very aggressively, causing normal HTTP web browsing to be affected. I’ve spoken to three of my previous ISP’s about this and sadly there isn’t much you can do, since they don’t openly admit to throttling. Unless you can somehow find an ISP that doesn’t have a fair usage policy (which is unlikely), the only thing I can recommend is to only download content through a P2P client during off-peak hours, i.e midnight to around 9am. By avoiding P2P traffic during the day and in the evening, you’ll find that your connection speed should return to normal.
Removing The Ring Wire
One thing that I would highly recommend to anyone, whether they’re having issues with their internet connection or not, is removing the ring wire from your phone socket. The ring wire, or bell wire as it’s also known, was use in older telephone systems to make the phone ring when someone calls you. However, it’s not needed by telephones nowadays. The ring wire can act as an antenna, picking up interference from radio signals, microwaves and cordless phones etc. Removing it can improve the stability and speed of you connection. For detailed instructions on how to remove it, see Removing The Ring Wire. Once you’ve removed the ring wire, you can call your ISP and have them re-synchronize your line. It basically means is that they’ll test different speeds on your line to find out the fastest stable speed your line can support.
Your PC Specs & Background Processes
If you have an old PC, you should check to see how much memory you have. 512MB is considered to be the minimum nowadays but I would recommend no less than 1GB. You can find out how much memory you have by downloading CPU-Z. Make sure you don’t have anything running in the background that could be eating up your bandwidth. Usually these types of programs will start at the same time as Windows, you can see what is running at Windows start-up buy going to the start menu and typing msconfigin the search box and pressing Enter.
How Do I Make My Internet Faster - Your Internet Browser
The browser you’re using has a direct impact on your browsing experience. A good browser, or a properly configured browser can make a noticeable difference to the time it takes a page to load. If you’re a novice user, I’d recommend Google Chrome. For more advanced users, you should go with Mozilla Firefox. Out-of-the-box, there’s not much between them in terms of performance. However, if you follow my guide on How To Make Firefox Faster, you’ll have the fastest browser on the planet, without a doubt.
How do I make my internet faster. Hopefully I’ve been able to answer that question, but if you’ve done all of the above and the issue still exists, you should contact your ISP’s customer services.Tags: How To, Internet, Windows Tips