Reasons for Slow Internet connection

Nothing is more infuriating than a slow internet connection pop up on the screen. No wonder it’s a true test of patience for those who work with a fast network always. If you actually want to check someone’s true patience level let use the slow connection. Sounds corny, right?

Coming back to our topic, slow connection happens for multiple reasons, yes, even when you’ve paid the dues for your connection such as DSL or cable.

Since the internet is built on multiple technologies trying to connect us all, there are multiple places where data can slow down before it actually reaches your home screen. Usually, your current internet service provider is at fault and certainly, there are other multiple factors to look at before blaming the service provider.

Some of this error is within your control and can be quickly fixed with DIY effort. Let’s talk about few reasons why high-speed internet performs slower than expected.

  • To begin with, you might be using an outdated modem making your connection weak. If you’re using an old modem then it’s the best time to upgrade it and does check with your ISP.
  • Apart from using an old modem the other significant reason for slow connection could the router’s configuration. There might be some error in your modem or router configuration. Also, check all the paperwork that came with the device from the maker’s end.
  • Possibly you have fellow neighbors who “borrow/use” your wireless connection. To prevent this by password protective your wireless network. You must do this even if you aren’t having speed issues.
  • At times it could be your browser popping up with a spdy protocol error on your home screen it appears only due to the low internet connection. Also, your browser could have add-ons and other plug-in features that are consuming bandwidth.
  • At times we enable safety features due to which the web browser holds back pages while safety scans are being performed.
  • Technology could be the reason, your modem-router may not be using the current technology like—802.11ac routers are much faster than 802.11b, 802.11g or 802.11n routers.
  • Your ISP may be having concerns routing signs to you. So, do contact the concerned person with the department. Your DNS (domain name system) tables might be outmoded, so signs are sent to the wrong addresses on your network. Your browser memory cache is so jam-packed; your browser has to slow down to allow for the restricted hard drive space. An easy fix is to clear the cache, selectively or totally.
  • Always position your router and modem device nearer your computer. This distance sources a go-slow in speed. If your device is more than three years old which makes it a little slower as a result is not able to move electrons fast enough for modern pages. Buying a new system could do the trick as you can’t do much about this issue.
  • You have unintentionally left dozens of windows open in the background, and they are jamming your computer CPU.

You live in a big house, and your router is placed in the basement area. Add an internet promoter midway between the basement and your computer to strengthen the signal and increase speed.

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