3 Ways to Make Your Slow Internet Connection Faster
The big eye of this generation is on the internet. Practically, everything we do revolves and virtually relies on the internet. And the internet can be credited for bridging the gap in the relationship of friends and families living in distant places, countless miles away.
It, however, would be very frustrating to live with an internet connection that browses very slowly. The speed at which your internet browser renders a page matters a lot in using the internet. Sometimes, a delayed transaction might cost the user thousands of dollars-worth contract or deal.
If you are currently browsing the internet with an extremely slow internet connection you will actually benefit a lot from reading this article further.
Speed-Up Your Computer
Is your laptop or desktop computer so slow that it affects the speed of your internet connection negatively? A slow computer will not allow your internet to unleash its potential abilities in rendering a fast connection to the internet. If your computer is the one dragging your internet connection behind, then you should try out the following before trying the other methods listed in this article.
Run Hard Disk Defragmenter
Occasionally, your hard disk gets separated into several fragments which affect the performance of your computer and how programs load on your computer. Running hard disk defragmenter a few times in a week will set things straight and make your computer perform a little faster.
Remove Old and Unused Programs
Uninstalling old applications and programs that are no-longer in use on your computer will create more free space on the hard disk. With more free space on your hard disk, it will ultimately improve the performance of your computer.
Stop Background Programs from Running
In a computer where a lot of programs and applications have been installed, it is possible to find some programs that will run underground and cause your computer to become slow in performance. You should get rid of these programs, especially if they are not necessarily needed. You can detect if a program is running underground by running the ‘Task Manager’, go to ‘Processes’ where a list of programs running on your computer is displayed.
Clear Browser Cache
After performing the tips explained above, you should check your web browser and remove caches that are stored on it. These caches are web files and images downloaded from websites you visit periodically and they make the browser respond slow.
You should also limit the amount of disk space the cache takes on your hard disk to prevent it from consuming more of your hard disk resources. This can be done by selecting your preferences under the tools settings of your browser.
Upgrade Firmware Application
Firmware application could be the one making your internet connection browse slow. Using an outdated program to manage your internet connection will hinder the performance of your internet connection and make it seem slow in performance. You should visit your internet service provider’s website to check if the firmware you’re using is still the latest version. In case you find out that it is not the latest version, you should upgrade to the latest version immediately. Restarting your computer after this operation has been completed will make the changes reflect.
All the tips I’ve shared in this article might only work for you if your ISP or internet service provider is offering you a high speed internet. If you have performed all the tips you see in this article and you did not notice any changes (which is hardly possible), you should then contact your ISP customer representative and lodge a complaint about a slow internet experience.