- For wired connections, connect to your modem or home network with an Ethernet connection rather than USB.
- For wireless connections, use an 802.11n wireless router, which generally offers faster speeds and better range. For even faster speeds, an 802.11ac wireless router is recommended.
- Upgrade your computer’s RAM and/or processor speed.
- Clear your browser’s cache.
- Keep some hard drive space free.
- Maintain your computer by running system utilities every so often (such as Disk Cleanup and Disk Defragmenter)
- Try using a different Web browser such as Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome.
- If you have many add-ons in your Web browser, try disabling some of them.
What factors affect my Internet speed?
There are several factors that can affect your Internet speed:
- Internet traffic.
- The server speed of the site you’re visiting.
- Your computer’s hardware and software configuration.
- Traffic on your home network.
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