Modem and Router Support:
Now, this may be a problem which many internet users may not be familiar with, but older and outdated models came with limitations with regards to how much speed they can offer. So it’s best to check that your router and modem are newer models that support high-speed internet. I know this may sound tedious, but it’s the tiny details you’ll want to check. So do the needful and get that modem and router problem sorted out first.
Check Your System for Viruses
By now you may be like, what?! One thing after another? This person isn’t serious about solving my internet problem. Well that is not the case because I do care that you get the top speed for your internet, but sometimes it’s not that simple. Many times it is not entirely the fault of your internet service provider because there are other variables at play which require your attention and viruses are definitely on top of the list, just maybe not this list.
There are a gazillion viruses out there and believe me, they are your worst nightmare. What you need is a solid virus protection program which goes by the name of anti-virus. You see, these viruses are designed to slow down your operations. So get on it now and get that anti-virus to bring relief to your systems and your internet speed.
Monitor Your System’s Interferences
You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to do this, simply press Alt+Ctrl+Delete together or check your Task Manager if you’re a Microsoft Windows user to show you just how much juice from the memory all the programs drain from the CPU. I’m also pretty sure that other operating system users have a similar program they can check, these are just the most common. So, if you find programs that are excessively taxing your system’s RAM and memory usage then you may choose to close them if doesn’t interfere with your internet usage.
Excessive Plug-Ins & Add-ons
If you are a regular internet user and are online on a daily basis, then chances are that you might have installed a ton of plug-ins and add-ons by now. You see, these plug-ins and add-ons add flavor to your online experience, but at the same time, they can be heavily taxing on your internet speeds. Be careful regarding plug-ins and add-ons and be particular about the ones you want to keep. Other than that, you can simply ‘DISABLE’ the ones which aren’t necessary for your internet activities.
You will hopefully see an observable difference once you follow the aforementioned guidelines. Nevertheless, it goes without saying that sampling the latest technology is always a good idea. With the landscape of internet technology constantly changing, it is best you always have the latest technology at your disposal. If you stay up-to-date on the latest requirements you won’t need to be constantly upgraded. Outdated technology deserves to be in your Recycle Bin.
Last, but certainly not least, refresh and reboot your device because this helps a great deal and it clears the cache memory. But this does not need to be a frequent event or a regular option for increasing your internet speed.
We hope this post was helpful in increasing internet speeds for your home. For further assistance or for any tips we may have missed, please mention them in the comment section below and we will get back to you as swiftly as we can. Till then, ‘May The Force Be With You & GOD SPEED!!!’
Guest article written by: Nathin John is working as content writer and he has been working for Mediacom internet for seven years. He contributes for various online communities and writes for innovation in technology.