It has to be one of the most annoying things ever! When you are trying to do some work or some research and you have a slow internet connection! Here are some tips you can use to improve the speed of your internet connection.
You should firstly check your computer to see if it currently has any viruses on, this is a common issue to why your internet connection is slow! You should always have anti-virus software on your computer to avoid getting any viruses, you should also perform regular scans so any viruses will show up and be dealt with as soon as possible.
Reset your Router
You can simply reset your router to try and gain a better internet connection. You can also try unplugging the router from the mains for a couple of seconds then re-plug it in, this can also help get a better and faster connection to the internet.
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Position of your Wireless Router
You should when possible position your router in central position so that you get a good connection all around your home rather than just the one side. You should also avoid putting your router near obstructions such as walls and metal objects which will interfere with the connection making it weaker.
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Replace the Router’s antenna
If you are unable to position your router in a central position of the home then you should buy a new antenna for the router. The antenna which has come with the router will be guiding broadcasts in all directions, and if your router is positioned near an outside wall, then half the routers power will be wasted going in the wrong direction. You should buy an antenna that has a high gain which focuses the broadcasts and signals in one direction which will make it stronger around the home.
Contact Your Internet Service Provider
Sometimes, the issue is at their end why you are receiving a bad service from them. If you ask them they can check to see why your connection is slow. They may need to send someone to test your connection to see if you have any problems with the hardware they have sent you.
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Check for Faster Connections in Your Area
You should check to see if there is a faster internet connection in the area which is available to you. You should look out for fibre optic cables connections as they can be much faster than copper wire cables. This is because fibre optic cables are made of glass so there is a lot less deterioration in your download speed even over long distances.
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About the author : Rachel works from home for a cable company, so it is essential she has the best possible internet connection, for more information go to http://www.belcom.co.uk/