Improving Internet performance

Published by on February 24, 2017
  • 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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