How to Troubleshoot Internet Connection Speed ?

Have you experienced the case where you purchased broadband internet connection but the internet service providers promised fast internet broadband speeds, but your connection is not faster than a average dial-up?

Internet speed is determined by various factors. Some are determined by your computer system hardware and software performance. If you have a old computer system, no matter how fast your internet connection is the computer cannot handle high data rates so it defaults to slow data rates. It is time you get a new system that can handle high data rates with high processing power and memory.

Sometimes your computer systems software might limit the connection speed. Computer systems with spyware, viruses, malware, and bad programs tend to eat up the computer memory and processing resources to slow down the connection speed. Spyware are also known to consume bandwidth too. If this is the case we recommend you run spyware, run virus to clean the system, and uninstall unwanted and bad programs.

On the other hand if you system is updated in terms of hardware and software and your connection speed is still slow, the problem is might be with the internet service provider. Internet service providers generally fail to admit that if you are using the computer during busy hours such as week days evenings, due to sharing bandwidth with neighbors in same IP range, your connection will run much slower than promised speeds.

If your computer is in a home network or your are sharing the bandwidth with friends or roomates, your computer might be slow due to higher number of users sharing the same network connection via a router or a hub. If you are connected to the internet via a wireless router this might cause the slow connection due to high interference and slower connection.

DSL subscribers tend to have a problem of slower connections due length of the phone line between the residence and the phone company hub. Many internet service providers tend to have server glitches where a normally constant speed suddenly drops due to technical difficulties, it shouldreturn to normal after a few minutes or hours.

This method applies for DSL, Cable, Satelite, WiFi, 3G, and dialup connections. Check your internet speed by running the following internet speed test.

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