Freelance Web Developer

Feb 27, 2010

Slowbandwidth reasons and solutions

No matter how fast your Internet connection is, there are times when things will slow down. In this post we will discuss that what things can go wrong, and learn what we can do about them, and discover how to get the most from your Internet connection.

Some reasons

Here are some reasons, may down your Internet connection slow-
Type of Internet Connection You Use
The type of Internet connection you use is the most important factor. The three most common ways to connect to the Internet are dial-up, DSL, and cable. Cable is usually the fastest, but both DSL and cable are faster than dial-up. Wireless connections tend to show more problems.

Your ISP (Internet Service Provider)
Your ISP sometimes does not provide enough bandwidth as according to the plan. you can use some bandwidth testing website or third party software to verify the actual bandwidth you have.
Most of the ISPs already provided such service, so just look for the bandwidth testing feature or ask them to check it for you.

Problems with Hardware
Your OS or router may not be compatible with each other, which causes extra overheads and slows down internet. It has been reported that new OSs are incompatible with old routers.

spyware, viruses, and other programs(add-ons)
Two of the most frequent causes of poor Internet performance are spyware and viruses. Spyware can slow your system by interfering with your browser and monopolizing your Internet connection.
but your Internet connection speed can also be affected by add-on programs, the amount of memory the computer has, hard disk space and condition, and the programs that are running.


What you shall do if you’re experiencing slow-bandwidth? Here are some solutions-
Proximity to the wireless access point or router, as well as physical obstructions, can affect the quality of your Internet connection. To improve your connection speed, move closer to the access point and make sure that there are no physical obstructions between the access point and your computer.
Use Google open DNS
Google Public DNS is a free, global Domain Name System (DNS) resolution service, that you can use as an alternative to your current DNS provider.
To try it out:
* Configure your network settings to use the IP addresses and as your DNS servers or
* Read our configuration instructions.
Use mobile versions of sites
Almost all social and networking sites has there mobile versions for mobile users, they can be loaded on slow Internet connections. You should try for Google, for Facebook etc.
Google can format a site for you try
Open as few webpages as possible
Offline. Forget it,( Best solution ).
Just wait till the line gets better by itself, and only GOD knows when.

Your turn

There may be many other best solution for it, share your smart solutions here via comments.


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