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Slow Internet connection – Quick tips to speed up Internet connection

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on April 10th, 2013 | Leave a comment

This day and age, we are able to communicate with the outside world easily thanks to various means of instant communication services. That’s why it turns to a nightmare when finding you are using a slow Internet connection. Don’t worry! This is quite normal particularly if you are using an older personal computer. And here you will get some quick tips to speed up Internet connection as promptly as you can.

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If your Internet connection speed is really slow, do remember to scan your computer for viruses and spyware. This is a must to maintain stable computer performance, especially if you are getting a lot pop-up ads on your screen or when your computer suddenly acts weird (e.g., the Recycle Bin is giving error message). Deeply scan your whole computer with your security program and remove all detected viruses or spyware. By the way, to make the computer always run properly without problems, it is highly advised that you can let your PC protection programs always in the background.

If no virus issue, check and close down the program that you are not using. The most common reason for slow Internet connection problems will be down to the programs on the computer. I find that some PC users do not have a good habit in timely closing down the unnecessary program; instead, they just let it running all the time even though it is not needed. Remember that each time you use a piece of software, a piece of the pie is taken up with its Internet requirements –indicating that if you want to get faster Internet connection speed, you have to make sure that as much of the “pie” is available. You can simply press CTRL + ALT + DEL at the same time on your system to load up the Task Manager, and locate and close any of the programs you don’t want to use.

Thirdly, to speed up Internet connection, you can simply increase the broadband speed. Normally, Windows XP will reserve 20% broadband, which has no meaningful significance for the users. In my opinion, it is much better to make full use of it rather than let it idle. You can go to “Start” -> Run ->type “gpedit.msc” to open “Group Policy Editor”->Computer Configuration ->Administrative Templates ->Network ->QoS Packet Scheduler ->right click “Limit reservable Bandwidth” to select “Properties” ->click “Enable” within the popping- up windows -> change the Bandwidth limit from the default 20 to 0. Hence, all bandwidth will be released and greatly speed up computers.

Sometimes, the slow Internet connection problem can occur when there are too many useless or corrupt entries within the Windows registry database. Since Windows relies on the registry to give the system the correct information to perform some tasks and run the hardware/software correctly, the damaged or corrupt files running in your system will cause some unexpected errors to the PC. That is to say, if the system cannot find the required entries to load the page, or cannot find the needed keys among thousands of useless entries quickly to load the site, you will come to the chance to get slow connection speed. To get faster Internet connection speed, a fix on the Windows registry errors is a must. You can do this simply by downloading a registry cleaner tool from the Internet and thoroughly scan & fix all errors on your computer.

By following these slow Internet connection fix suggestions, I am sure you will be able to instantly speed up your Internet connection and then surf the web smoothly. Still annoyed with a slow Internet connection? Speed it now!!!

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