Even in the word of high speed internet connection you might get stuck with slow internet connection. This could happen to you anywhere – office, home, school or even while travelling. Many people think that slow internet speed is down to to their broadband provider.
But sometimes it could be due to computer setting, wireless hardware or an old PC.
To solve this problem here are some tips that you can follow to boost your internet connection speed.
Basic Computer Maintenance
It’s not always that your internet connection has slowed. Sometimes, it’s just a sign that your computer is infected with viruses or other malware. So, run Disk Defrag, scan disk, virus scan (e.g. Norton, McAfee etc.) and malware scan.
This is important because sometimes your broadband speed may not be affected, but since your computer is infected it would not response well. And this can essentially lead to the same symptom of slow broadband Internet connection speed.
Switch off Broadband Router and PC
If your broadband connection speed seems to have slowed. The first step you should take is to switch off your broadband router and your PC (Laptop/Desktop) and then switching them on again. Because sometimes even a simplest solution can fix apparently complex problems.
Delete Cache & Temporary Files
Deleting cache and temporary internet files can improve your broadband internet connection speed by not fetching the same file over and over. In Internet Explorer, you can do this by opening “Tools” tab at the top and choosing “Internet Options”.
Here, under the General tab you will find an option to delete cache, temporary internet files, cookies etc. click on it and you are done.
If you are having bandwidth issue or having really slow internet speed then I suggest you to block flash and java-scripts. To do this, you can install Adblock Plus and Flashblock extension if using Firefox, or use a solution specific for Google Chrome. Remember, by blocking flash and java-scripts you may not be able to access some areas of few websites.
Use Google Public DNS
To speed up your broadband internet connection you can Google Public DNS as an alternative to your current DNS provider. It’s a free global Domain Name System (DNS) resolution. Now the question is how to configure your network setting to use Google Public DNS?
Well, Google has published that on Google Developers website. There, you’l find how to configure your network setting on Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Linux etc.