With more and more people connecting to the Internet on a daily basis, it’s no wonder that the need to improve your Internet & download speed has become a primary focus of many businesses and personal users. Fortunately, there’s actually a very simple set of steps you can use to improve the speed of your Internet connection. Here’s how….
Step #1 – Close All Internet Programs – The first thing you must do to get a faster connection is to close the programs that might be secretly eating away at your connection speed. The Internet works be giving each user a certain “bandwidth” which determines how much data they can download at once. It’s often the case that programs such as AIM, Skype and Outlook use up a lot of this connection, slowing your browsing & download speeds. Close all the programs which might be using the Internet.
Step #2 – Make Sure Network PC’s Are Not Using Too Much Connection – As with step1, computers that are on a network eat away at your Internet connection as well. This means that if you have a computer that is playing Internet games or is running a lot of Internet-intensive programs, you should turn that PC off for a minute whilst you try making your Internet run faster.
Step #3 – Clean Out Viruses – Viruses and spyware install themselves onto your computer and then proceed to infect programs and settings. However, more and more of these infections have been aimed at projecting your personal information on the Internet. This is not only harmful but also causes your Internet to run extremely slowly, meaning that if you want to make your connection run faster, you should use an antivirus program to remove any of the infections your Pc might have.
Step #4 – Clean Out The Registry – The registry stores the settings, information and files for your computer and is the main part of Windows which helps it ‘remember’ a variety of different options for your system. It’s often the case that the registry becomes damaged and corrupted, which causes your Internet browsers such as FireFox and Internet Explorer to take longer to process the web pages and downloads that you want. You can clean out this part of your computer by using a ‘registry cleaner’ to scan through all the damaged files that are inside it and fixing them. To can download these tools from the Internet and then they will scan your Pc and remove any of the damaged files that are on it, which should speed it up a lot.
Doing all these steps will have a boost to the speed of your Internet connection. However, in order to get the most out of your connection speed, there are a lot of other things you can do which we did not mention in this tutorial. If you try these techniques and find that they don’t work, then you should look at our tutorial on our website.