How to check the Actual Speed of Your Internet Connection

How to check the Actual Speed of Your Internet Connection

Most spyware, pop-ups and trojan programs that interfere with your computer and slow it down are tailored specifically for Internet Explorer, so switching to another browser program like Mozilla Firefox could solve some of these issues. Scanning with tools like Stephen Gould’s Cleanup to get rid of unwanted cookies and files, and Advanced Windows Care V2 Personal which manage the programs that start automatically when windows boots up.

Check your computer hardware and ensure that your router is up to date. The closer you are to your router or nearest tower can make a massive difference if you run through a wireless connection only. Purchasing a bigger antenna could help maintain optimum signal.

Checking all your broadband connection hardware is a good place to start. Something as simple as a defective cable can knock down the speed of your broadband. Your modem or broadband router should be connected as close as possible to the socket. In addition, the shorter the cable, the faster the connection speed. Increases of up to 3Mbps can be achieved by using a shorter cable.

Now let’s talk about your software, where all the fun starts. Majorityof internet users’ eyes tend to glaze away when conversations about browsers, firewalls and spyware come up, so I will keep this as simple as possible. Most users have Internet Explorer installed as their browser program (for surfing the net) and often have no idea that other browser programs are available.

If you are assured that everything is running well including your ISP, however it’s still too slow for your liking, then you may need to upgrade your account to a faster connection speed.