Dear reader, In my last article I explained about internet bandwidth usage, and now in this article I am going to teach you methods of increasing your internet speed and get most use of your available internet bandwidth. At the end of this article, you will be able to configure your computer for better internet surging experience on higher speed than ever before. So here we go.
- Disable Automatic Updates: No matter which operating system you are using in your computer, most are configured to download automatic updates and security patches from the vendor server by default. It is better to disable it, and use manual update when required. Because, most of the time OS keep checking for updates in background and also start download updates if available any in background resulting in low speed internet experience.
- Install Firewall to Block unauthorized access of your internet bandwidth: I have also explained the importance and necessity of firewall software in your computer in my previous articles. Using firewall will help you to block the background application, using internet outside your knowledge. Many major software applications like Microsoft word, Photoshop may eat your bandwidth in finding automatic updates from their vendor sites, and you can be notified and asked for confirmation by firewall.
- Disable Auto Start of Unused Internet Application on logon: Many network applications like G talk, yahoo messenger, gets started when you start your computer, it’s not necessary that you need it all time you use your computer or internet. So, it’s recommended to disable them from “msconfig”, this will also improve your computer logon speed and performance.
- Keep your Computer protected with Antivirus and keep it up to date with latest antivirus definition installed: If your computer is infected by virus, you will experience very lower internet speed, because most of the virus and applications infected by virus keep eating internet bandwidth by nature to spread over other network computer or to contact their developer and send them your private information like saved username and password in your computer browser. Primarily viruses are programmed to damage your computer, steal information from your computer and spread their copy to other computers by any means. So, keeping your computer protected from virus threats is highly recommended to save internet bandwidth and more for saving your important private data.
Hope these, 4 Internet speed improving strategies will help you get better internet surfing experience. There may be many other factors like slow responsive server, timeout of data transmission for temporary low speed. How ever above all tips will help your improve internet speed overall. You can also try browser tricks like ad block plugins, for better surfing speed, and download accelerator for better download speed.
When you want to surf for text data only, you may disable images and flash content form your browser’s settings temporary for fast surfing and it will help you surf up to 10 times faster.