What to Do When Your Home Internet Connection Under performs

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Wireless interference, Broadband router configuration errors, can make your network not to speed up. But you can fix the cause of your slow internet connection on your own before you reach out for potentially expensive tech support.

How To Check Your Router Settings to Speed Internet Connection

Ensure your router’s settings remain consistent with the manufacturer’s documentation and your internet service provider’s recommendations. You have to record any changes you make to the router’s configuration so you can undo them later if necessary.

Avoid Signal Interference That Slows Your Internet Connection

Your Wi-Fi and other types of wireless connections often perform poorly because of signal interference, which requires computers to continually resend messages to overcome signal overlap.
Household appliances and your neighbors’ wireless networks can interfere with your computers. Reposition your router for better performance and change your Wi-Fi channel number. If your device is been close to the router, the better the Wi-Fi connection.
Large, dense objects such as fireplaces block Wi-Fi signals more than walls. A device that is close to a router, but blocked by a barrier, may not successfully connect.

Beware of Worms & Other Malware

There something called an internet worm and the worm is a  malicious software program that spreads from device to device through computer networks. But if any of your computers become infected by an internet worm or other malware, they may spontaneously generate network traffic without your knowledge, and cause your internet connection to appear slow.
Keep up-to-date anti-virus software running to catch and remove worms and malware from your devices.

Call Your Internet Service Provider

Internet speed ultimately depends on the service provider. And Your ISP may change its network configuration or suffer technical.  But ISPs may also intentionally install filters or controls on the network that lower your network performance.

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