What Do I Do If My Internet Connections Is Slow?

70% of the time we go out to bring our services to our customer’s houses, their problem has to do with slow internet. But what a lot of people don’t realize is that computer users can actually do a lot of different things to make their internet connection faster. Sometimes, your slow internet connection isn’t even the Internet Service Provider’s fault but, instead, of your computer’s.

Here are some of the things you can try to speedup your connection at home:

  • Disable or delay Windows updates.

    Downloads running in the background can make your Internet connection a lot slower.

  • End tasks and programs

    that are running in the background.

  • Ask your Internet Service Provider (ISP) for a line test

    that will verify if you have a bad connection. They can sometimes tweak settings at their end.

  • Try plugging your PC or laptop directly to the modem.

    This will eliminate any wireless issues that you may have in your house.

  • For ADSL connections,

    make sure that every phone outlet in which you have a phone plugged in also has an ADSL splitter. This helps separate the frequencies that otherwise might be affecting your connection.

  • Observe how fast or slow your Internet connection is at different times of the day.

    For example, is your connection slower at 3pm when most kids are checking their Facebook accounts?

  • See if you are having Wi-Fi issues within the house.

    Click *insert link here* for a list of household items that actually interfere with your Wi-Fi connection.

  • Find out how far you are from the exchange.

    The further you are, the higher the chance that your Internet connection is going to be slow.

  • When you say your Internet connection is slow, what are you comparing it to? Are you comparing it to its previous speed or to someone else’s speed? Is it the speed of their home computer or their business computer? This helps identify if your Internet connection really is slow or if it’s just being compared to a faster connection.

If you have already hired a computer technician, you can ask them to communicate and coordinate with the technicians from your Internet Service Provider. Communication between two computer technicians can usually escalate the solution for the issue more quickly since technicians are well-trained and experienced to deal with stuff like this. They will be able to verify if the technician has eliminated the reasons for the slow connection.

According to this article, the average Internet speed in Australia is 4.7Mbps. This should serve as a basis to whether or not your Internet connection really is slow.

Most NBN packages have Internet speeds that can go up to 25Mbps, 50Mbps, and even 100Mbps. You can see from this that using fiber optics massively increases your computer speed.