Why is the internet so slow? Here’s the tips to get the Internet performance you pay for
By Renee | 22/Mar/2023
Despite all the amazing internet life changes and technology improvements, one constant has remained: bumpy network connections. There are many reasons for your poorly performing internet connection. It could be the problem of:
1. too many background processes that hog your bandwidth
2. the software you are using
3. router setting and weak Wi-Fi signals
4. long distance between you and your Wi-Fi router
5. community-wide crowded network (which might be caused by unsecured network)
6. shared too much connection with other services in your house
7. the aged equipment and wiring
8. limited Wi-Fi speed your devices have
9. Malware/virus, unfortunately
The tips below might help you pin down and fix the causes of your slow internet connection.
Narrow down the problems
First of all, narrow down the problem that causes slow internet speed by:
1. Try to open multiple websites you often visit using different devices, laptop, desktop PC, tablet or mobile phone. If it is just that one website runs slowly, it’s the website’s problem and you can do nothing about it, but write to the staff and wait for getting the problem solved.
2. Run Neptune SystemCare Ultimate to see which software(program) is occupying too much CPU resources. Go to System Monitor>Process monitor, and disable the high CPU occupied process and see if the internet become faster.
3. Run anti-virus/anti-malware scan and make sure it is not the malware or virus causing the trouble.
or you can go to System Tuneup> System Optimizer, where Internet speed optimization utility is included. Try on this, too.
Reboot your router and modem
Secondly, reboot your router and modem. If it does not fix the problem, check your Wi-Fi signal. Get your device close to the router and if the internet speed rises, then it is the structure of your home or other interferences problem. Or use your laptop with a wired connection and compare it with the wireless internet connection. If it is a lot faster with the wired connection, then the answer is clear.
To get a better Wi-Fi signal, you could position the router’s antenna vertically, and put your router away from floors and other household appliances like cordless phone or microwave.
Run an internet speed test
Then, check your internet speed and see if it is what you paid for. You can stop and downloads and uploads and run a speed test using the website like speedtest.net.
Of course, you don’t always get the exact advertised speed you pay for. Speeds may also be slower at busier times of the day or the hours before sleeping when everyone in your neighborhood is using the Internet connection. Try to test your internet at the time when your neighborhood is outside for work.
Call your internet service provider for the solution
After running a speed test, and the internet is way slower than what you pay for and reduces your productivity severely, and you figure out that nothing is dragging the internet, call your Internet service provider for a solution. Just be sure it’s actually their problem before you call, and not a problem on your end—like Wi-Fi signal issues or open too many websites.