Learning About Computer Services

Fighting For The Internet Speed You Need

Do you constantly find yourself staring at your computer screen, cell phone, or smart TV waiting for the page to load? Dealing with slow internet can be torturous, but you don't have to continue to fight with your connection speed. Here, you'll learn a few things that you can do to improve the internet speed in your home.

Restart the Router and Modem

When things start slowing down, unplug the router and modem and wait about a minute before plugging them back in. This will reset the system and increase the speed of service. In reality, your router should be reset often, even when you aren't experiencing problems.

When you reset the router and modem, the system will resync with the devices that are connected to it. Just like you need to restart your computer from time to time, you need to reset the internet hardware.

You can use an outlet timer to automatically reset your router and modem without giving it a thought. Set the timer to shut off the hardware and then turn it back on a few minutes later. Set the timer for the time of day in which nobody is using the internet – like at night when everyone is sleeping.

Disconnect some Devices

In most homes these days, there are numerous devices that utilize the internet. If you have multiple devices connected to the internet, you'll experience much slower speeds. When you aren't using a device, turn off the Wi-Fi to the device. Simply turning it off will not do the trick. The internet will continue to provide the device information which isn't necessary while it's not being used.

Eliminate Repeaters or Extenders

Wi-Fi repeaters and extenders will help to carry the Wi-Fi signal a further distance, but it will slow down the connection. Unplug them and move your router to a more centralized area of your home.  

Upgrade your Service

If you have multiple people gaming, using computers, watching movies, and making video calls with friends, you're going to need a substantial speed for your internet connection. Consider looking for a 100 Mbps internet provider. At that speed, you'll be able to do whatever you want while three teenagers game, two toddlers watch videos, and your spouse uploads their work files for the next day.  

Contact your local high-speed internet providers to learn more about upgrading your service to a speed that will maintain the daily requirements of your family.