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How to Improve Internet Speed

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Fast internet speed always makes your web browsing experience satisfied. But most of the times you may not get the required internet speed that may make you frustrated. Let us explore the ways to improve internet speed.

1. Prerequisite: Determine current Internet Speed

Perform a free online bandwidth test to determine both download and upload speeds on your current connection. Make use of free online internet speed test, using – speedtest.net or openspeedtest.com

2. Modem and Router cable should be solid and clean connections

Always avoid dusty, dirty and loose cables from your cable or DSL modem to your wireless router or directly to your computer can leads to reduction or drop in internet speed. And use shot cable in between your ISP line and the modem.

3. Switch-off cordless phone connection

In most cases 2.4 GHz wifi channel and another 2.4 GHz cordless phone may work together that will create poor wifi signal or slow internet speeds.

4. Flush DNS and Internet cache

Regularly, clear your browser’s cache, flush your DNS cache and clear your browser’s history too. This will give a slight improve to your internet speed.

Flush your DNS cache:

Open command prompt and give the following command:

ipconfig /flushdns

Clear web browser’s cache and browsing history:

Google Chrome: Open Tools > Clear Browsing History

Mozilla Firefox: Open Tools > Clear Recent History

Internet Explorer: Open Tools > Delete Recent History

5. Uninstall any unnecessary programs

Remove any programs which you do not use regularly using the Add or Remove Programs feature of your Control Panel (in PC). Always install the minimum amount of application that you actually use.

6. Use faster web browser

Use faster web browser which provide better web browsing experience, such as – Google or Firefox or Opera. Google Chrome is considered to be the fastest web browser today.

7. Method to get full internet bandwidth (Windows OS)

In Windows OS, 20% of internet bandwidth is reserved for windows updates and internal system. You can disable this setting without any extra software installation by following below mentioned steps:

  • Click on Start button and type msc and press enter
  • Double click the Computer Configuration
  • Double click the Administrative Templates
  • Double click Network
  • Double click QoS Packet Scheduler
  • Double click Limit reversible bandwidth
  • First click on Enable. Then change Bandwidth Limit (%) to 0 (zero). And click on OK.

8. Use Google Public DNS or OpenDNS

Use DNS servers that are available free of cost to public, OpenDNS and Google Public DNS. Both of them help you in improve your internet speed.

In Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)‘properties, Select Use the following DNS server addresses and enter the following 2 addresses:

  • For Google Public DNS:

Preferred DNS Server: 8.8.8.8

Alternate DNS Server: 8.8.4.4

  • For Open DNS:

Preferred DNS Server: 208.67.222.222

Alternate DNS Server: 208.67.220.220

 9. Upgrade Internet Access Data Plan

Contact your Internet service provider and mention that you are interested in upgrading your service.

About the author

Rajesh Giribuwa

Rajesh Giribuwa is an IT professional, motivational leader, blogger, author & founder of TheBlogOn. Rajesh is passionate about blogging on Interesting Tips, Tricks, and How-To Guides on various topics like Digital, Lifestyle, Health, Food, and Travel to provide access to comprehensive advice to people to improve their lives every day, so that they can utilize the maximum time in doing what they like.

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