It doesn’t matter what kind of Internet you have or how much you are paying for the speed of your internet. You might be using the slow as a turtle dial-up or the average DSL and cable. Surely, there would be times that your internet speed will slow down to an almost frustrating and laughable amount. This article aims to show you possible cause and how you could at least try to fix it and make your internet connection faster than usual.
Solution varies according to your internet connection type. If you are using dial-up, you might be to used in slow connection. Just to make sure, you aren’t keeping it slower than it should be, make sure that you using 56k modem. This will allow you to send and receive info at most of 56 Kbps (Kilobits per second)This means that your modem will send and receive info at a rate of 56 kilobits per second, or Kbps. Don’t expect that that you will get the full 56k, you should expect an average of 40-50Kbps. You should also make sure that your phone line is working in good condition, free from stray signals and cross line from others that will cause interrupted sending of info via the modem.
Now, if you are using wireless internet, there are some things that you should take into consideration like your location. The more distance you have away from the wireless router, the slower your internet will become, you can stay not that close, but not too far. If too much distance cannot be avoided as expected, you can use range booster or extender. Bear in mind that the more people using the same connection, the slower the internet will become. The modem cannot supply the same all at the same time.
Spyware and viruses can take account in slow speed connection, most of the time. Spyware is a malicious type of program that can track your internet activities, keystrokes that may be used to steal personal information that should be restricted personally. It can also slow down your connection speed by cluttering your internet browser and taking control of your internet connection. Having several spyware running at the same time will only worsen the situation by causing you to lose your connection completely. Programs like these run without letting you know that they exist, so regular scanning and running of antivirus and antispyware is essential.