the actual speed promised by your ISP but some faulty settings in your network or programs running on your computer may wasting your bandwidth. So here I am writing a step by step guide to troubleshoot slower Internet connection issues.
Troubleshoot Slower Internet Connection Issue
Follow the steps below to find the actual reasons behind slower Internet Speed.
1. Check Internet Speed by your ISP
First step is to check whether you are getting decent Internet speed from your Internet Service Provider. To check the Internet speed we have many free tools available. To know better click on the link below.
Check your Internet Connection Speed
Power Cycle the Network
Most of the slow Internet Connection Issues will be fixed after doing a perfect power cycle on your network. To know more about it click on the link below.
How to Perform Power Cycle
Check Internet programs running on your computer
If your ISP is providing you the right speed, next step is to check if there any Internet programs running on your computer. Programs like torrents can consume a lot of your Internet bandwidth. If any such programs are running on your computer, stop
it. Also check whether any programs are downloading their latest version or not. Close all the Internet applications and check your Internet speed again.
You can install TCP optimizer to improve your Internet speed a little bit more. To know more about this click on the link below.
Improve your Internet Connection Speed
Check your Network devices and connections
May be your Internet cable is so old and cannot transmit signal properly or your modem, router, Ethernet cables are old or not properly connected, the same issue will happen. Verify your network settings and connections and make sure there is no
issue with this.
Check connectivity issues in your network
Possible Malware infection on your computer
Network worms are the major malware programs which consumes lot of your Internet bandwidth. If your network is infected with network worms you should immediately remove those infections to regain your actual network bandwidth.
Too many computers in your network including wireless connections
Number of computers in your network is also an important factor. If too many computers are connected to your network, it can reduce the Internet speed to your computer. Total Internet bandwidth will be shared among all the connected computers. Also make sure that wireless is disabled on your router /modem when you are not using it. To know tips to save your wireless network from intruders click on the link below.
Protect wireless network from hackers
1. OSI Reference Model in networking