When it comes to internet connectivity we all face a common problem about slow internet speed.
Most of us has also the question how to increase internet download speed in such slow connections.
Now it is a global problem specially in case of developing countries like India.
Still speed is a big problem here.
In this post I will try to cover some basic tips which you can apply yourself to boost your internet speed a bit.
So follow these steps and I can promise you can boost your internet speed much more. But first of all before trying the below tips you need to ensure what is your actual internet speed is.
To test speed you can use Google’s own online speed testing tools or can use reputed tools like speedcheck.org,Fast.com,Ookia etc.Below is an example of a speed test conducted online by speedcheck.org.
How Do You Increase Internet Speed:
Choose a decent broadband plan:
Now most people like to get the best services in the cheapest price. But the thing is that nothing works like that.
If you want some good speed you should invest for a decent broadband plan.So forget about those cheap plans promising unlimited data in just 200 INR.
Upgrade your PC hardware:
Now when you want to use your internet ask yourself how you want to use your net connection?If you want to use it on a PC and using that old Pentium machines and 512 MB RAM then it is time to change.
Go for a decent hardware, upgraded ram and processor and a faster RAM at least 2 GB and the fourth generation of Intel or others.
Do not use Multitasking if you have slow speed:
Now if you are a busy browser and reading your favorite newspaper then do that only at one time.Do not open multiple tabs in the browser window which are not required.As these open tabs can really eats a lot of resources in your back ground .
If you open your task manager in your PC you can easily see these unnecessary processes and tasks running.
So say no to that.
Check if other programs are eating your resources:
Now when you start your PC or Computer there are loads of applications and programs starts.
Some also starts whenever your PC starts!
Now these can be a big problem and limits your network speed.
It is best to use selective startup in windows which you can use from your windows OS settings and also remove those unwanted programs from you PC.
If you use any Antivirus software you can also use stealth mode or run in back ground to free up your resources all the time.
Use genuine software:
Now let be honest!
Most of us uses softwares which are not genuine or simply the cracked of pirated ones.But what we need to understand that using these type of applications can never deliver the expected performance expected.
So make it a count!
Use Lightweight and fast Browser:
When you have a slow internet please use a fast and reliable browser.
You can use Mozilla,Edge whatever you want! My favorite one is Chrome and Opera.
Opera has an inbuilt turbo booster feature which can give you much better speed.
Do not Delete Caches frequently:
Now this is a very much debated question. But from my experience it is perfectly ok to keep your browser caches intact for long periods.
When you visit a website your computer browser saves a temporary snapshot of the website.So next time you want to visit the website again your browser doesn’t have to load the entire website again,only the required version of the website(updated) needs to load which can significantly boost your internet browsing speed!
One tip if you doubt on this tip it is perfectly ok!I understand! If you really want to delete these cache files then do once in a month not more than that!
Use an Adblocker:
It is a must.Always use a good adblocker in your PC when you use browse websites.This can block that annoying ads from loading and give you a much faster experience!
Turn off Automatic windows update and BITS:
If you are using windows then always try to deselect the automatic windows setting from windows and Background Intelligent Transfer Service for windows.
I guarantee alone this can help you to make your internet act like 20% faster!
Now this is the most simplest but the most powerful tip!Now internet speed varies from time to time depending upon the total usage of the total available bandwidth and the area of usage.
Now usually the busiest time is the day time where most people are consuming the online bandwidth!
So if you have a slow connection try to use internet when there are fewer people using the resources preferable at night.
I bet you can get almost double internet speed than your normal and wonder if it is the same connection! Sometimes
The above are some ways by which you can surely get some internet speed boost.
Do you know some other tips you want to share?
I would love to hear from you !
Please comment your suggestions in the comment box below!
Have a good day ahead!
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