Solve a Slow Internet connection
The internet has become an important part of our daily lives and when we have a slow internet connection it can not only be excruciatingly frustrating but it can also affect business. There are a number of things that can cause slow internet and here is a brief overview of troubleshooting solutions.
What Causes the Internet to be slow?
A slow internet connection can be the result of a number of issues including trouble with a home network, interference with a wireless signal or configuration problems with a broadband router.
How to Fix having a Slow Internet connection?
In order to find a solution to a slow internet connection you will have to troubleshoot a few potential problems to determine and correct the issue.
Solution one: Router
When configured improperly the broadband router, which is the core of a home network, can be a likely culprit for slowing your internet connection
- With your router connected and turned on, connect to the internet via a web browser.
- Use the router’s administration tool by entering the router’s address in the URL bar. The address of your router can be found in the documentation provided by the router’s manufacturer, however many are either http://192.168.0.1 or http://192.168.1.1. The internet does not have to be functioning properly for you to go to this address.
- At the prompt for the username and password you will enter the information provided by the documentation from the manufacturer. Often the default for these are “admin”.
- At the prompting input the internet connection information that was given to you by your internet provider. You may also need to input the PPPoE password and username if you are using a DSL connection, although this varies and will be given to you by the internet provider as well.
- You will now need to verify that the network connection is working properly from your router to your computer. This can be seen on some routers by an indicator light, or you can check to see if the computer has received an IP address from the router.
- To check your IP address click on the Windows Start icon and then click Run
- Type winipcfg in the box that appears and press enter. This will give you your IP address should you have received one.
Solution two: Troubleshooting other options
There are several other possible reasons why you may have a Slow Internet connection and here are some troubleshooting steps that you can take to find the problem.
- It is possible, if you are using a wireless connection, that you are experiencing a slow internet connection because of signal interference. This can be from other wireless networks in a close proximity, or other devices sending interfering signals. Try and reposition your router so that it may reduce this problem, or move it entirely so that it may be out of range from other interference.
- A Slow Internet connection may also be the result of programs that are running in the background and utilizing most of your network resources without you knowing it. Try closing unnecessary programs that may be using up valuable resources.
- A Slow Internet Connection is often due to an internet worm. This is a program that infected your computer and is now working through your network using your resources without your knowledge. This can be a simple solution fixed by running your current antivirus program.
I sincerely hope that one of these solutions will fix your slow internet connection and I thank you for visiting our site. Good luck and please let me know if I can help in any other way.
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