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Top reasons for low internet speed

Top reasons for low internet speed
Written by Paresh Bramhane

Is your internet connection slow? It takes unlimited time for a page to load. We have all had moments of helplessness and frustration with a slow internet connection. But what is the reason? In the following article, we will look at the main causes of slow internet connections and how to resolve them.

Slow Internet

If your connection is chronically slow, which means pages and files load slowly every day, your device or subscription may be out of date. In this case, contact your ISP for Internet box news, especially fiber optic offerings that ensure a stable connection and optimal speed.

Viruses and spyware

 Computer viruses can also slow down Internet performance. When a computer becomes infected with a virus, the virus installs computer code that tries to spread, usually by sending a copy of it via email. Some viruses can spread at a rate of hundreds of emails per day. It leaves some power and bandwidth for your internet connection to all other computers. The virus does not explicitly refer to his execution. Therefore, we recommend that you always run your antivirus program.

Browser configuration

Browsers and their configurations (Chrome, Firefox, Mozilla, etc.) play an important role in your internet connection speed. Newer versions of the browser include very useful tools but use a lot of bandwidth: browser add-ons or browser toolbars. You can install extensions to add functionality, which slows down the Internet. Not only does the browser take longer to run, but it also slows down normal internet speeds.

Wi-fi or Ethernet connection

Wireless connections are the most common in the home today. Practically, it is more portable, and you can use your PC or tablet anywhere in your home. In addition, the signal may be attenuated due to the distance between the modem and the computer. Cable connections can be a solution for slow internet connections. Ethernet cables provide faster and more stable speeds than wireless connections.

Obsolete devices

The quality of your local network may deteriorate, and connections may slow down regularly. Old modems and damaged cables can significantly delay your internet connection. This means that it is time to switch to a newer display. You can contact your ISP to review your Internet connection needs and requirements and accept a new subscription. 

Use VPN service to increase the internet speed

A virtual private network (VPN) is software that adds a layer of encryption to connections between devices and servers and hides IP addresses.

You can sign up for a VPN as a paid client or choose a free service. Paid settings are usually faster, but they use traffic relays, which can slow down your connection. Congestion can also occur when using  VPN service during peak hours.

Conclusion

Free VPNs are generally not recommended as there are always trade-offs regarding security, personal data, speed, etc., in exchange for free access. If you use a free VPN and cannot handle the low speeds, you should consider subscribing to a paid VPN service.

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