What could be more infuriating than excellent wireless or wired Ethernet connection but poor download speeds? Nothing. That beats every other form of annoyance, hands down. The more you use public Wi-Fi at your favorite local establishments. The more likely you are to have slow connections. At which time you would wish that you could do something to speed up the connection. Suppose you’re experiencing a sluggish internet connection. We can’t instruct your public Wi-Fi connection to speed things up. Or ask the guy sitting next to you in the local cafe to ease down on BitTorrent for the day. But we can provide tips to help you diagnose, repair, or at least endure it.
1. Verify Your Velocities (and your internet plan)
As annoying as it is, sometimes the internet service you pay for is subpar. Suppose you want to know what kind of plan you have with your service provider. You may do so by visiting their website or calling them. The next step is to do a speed test by visiting fast.com or another similar site. If you notice that you have a slow Internet on Laptop check your Internet plan and upgrade to get a fast network connection. The network usually functions if your measured speed is near your paid speed. And it would help if you increase your internet plan to get faster speeds.
It’s time to investigate why your connection is slow, even when your plan is fast.
2. Apply the standard patch to your equipment.
You might try turning off and back on your modem & router to see if it solves the problem before you become angry at your internet service provider. Whether you’re experiencing sluggish internet on one computer, check to see whether the problem persists on the rest of your devices. If the issue is localized to a single machine, it is not the router or modem.
3. Be familiar with your equipment’s specs.
Suppose you have high-speed internet service. Such as a fiber connection that brings you 1 Gbps (1,000 Mbps), but your primary Wi-Fi router is an old wireless-n device. You will never experience such speeds even if you have a state-of-the-art wireless-ac router (capable of more than 1 Gbps). Connecting it to a sluggish computer or gaming console won’t do you much good. It’s the same deal.
We’ve covered these topics in depth, so here’s the abridged version. Get a high-quality router with lots of potential bandwidth (two-stream wireless-ac, at least). To ensure that your faster devices get the most excellent possible speed (on a 5GHz Wi-Fi network, of course). If a device’s performance is noticeably low, you should investigate its network settings. Although it is trying its most complex, it is unable to attain a higher rate of speed. Your device is at fault, not the network.
4. Improve your Wi-Fi connection’s strength.
It’s possible that your router & internet connection is good but that the wireless signal is poor. This can lead to a sluggish system or, at the very least, increased lag when browsing. You might need to move, adjust, and power up your router in such a situation.
There are far too many to fit into a single paragraph. We’ve compiled a top 10 list dedicated only to mending Wi-Fi. So give it a look if you feel that may be the issue. (And, sure, you can use free applications to test signal strength and observe how well the router copes with the rest of your brick-and-mortar home.)
5. Apps that use too much data should be disabled or their use restricted.
Once you’ve confirmed that your hardware is functioning correctly, check to see if any additional applications are using too much bandwidth. Suppose you’re using BitTorrent to download files. For instance, you can notice a slowdown when you try to conduct other online activities, such as reading a news article. Adblock Plus & Privacy Badger are both valuable add-ons. That can reduce the amount of data-hungry advertisements, animations, & videos that your browser displays. (You might also switch to another browser, such as Brave, which prioritizes user privacy.)
Using a file-syncing service such as Google Drive, Dropbox, and OneDrive can use up your bandwidth & slow your internet connection since the service constantly transfers data in the background. You can free up space to surf the web and watch your Netflix queue. If you check these and other bandwidth-hungry applications. (like your favorite digital download providers for games) To see if you can decrease their download and upload speeds.
Updates for computer programs are frequently downloaded automatically in the background. Depending on your OS, you may set your computer to automatically download and install updates at a time when you’re not using it. And if it’s using too much data, you may try putting a cap on its usage (for the noblest of intentions).