People depend on the Internet for business, school and personal use. There are times when your Internet connection can be really slow and unreliable. While in most cases the problem is because of the Internet provider and could be fixed pretty quickly. There will be times that the Internet could be completely slow for days because of a problem on your end. There are a few ways that you could quickly fix a slow Internet connection.
Issues with the phone line
First make sure your phones, answering machine or anything else that is currently plugged into your phone line at home is disconnected. The only thing that should be plugged in is your computer’s modem. Turn the computer on and open your Internet browser. To check the Internet speed, open multiple windows at a time or turn on a video. If the connection is working properly, plug everything back in. Now go back to check the speed again. This is a great way to see if there are any problems with the Internet.
If needed replace the line connecting your modem to the wall jack. There are times where a small knick in the phone line could cause an issue your Internet speed.
If you’re still having problems, contact your phone company for assistance.
While you’re sleeping, run a security scan with a great anti-virus program on your computer. Try and use a program that is designed to spot any spyware. There are quite a few of these programs available for free on the Internet. Always update your anti-virus program when needed and before running any tests. If your computer finds a few issues, make sure to get rid of them. Restart your computer and check your Internet speed.
If you’re still having problems, consider how old your computer is and the possibility of replacing it.
These are just a few helpful tips on how to stop your computer’s Internet from running slow.