Speeding Up Internet at Work and Place
Sometimes slow Internet is the way the universe to tell you to go play outside. Other times, a cruel joke the universe to destroy productivity. Here are 10 ways to correct, repair, or just survive a slow internet connection.
10. Check your shipment (and plan)
Sometimes your Internet connection is slow because it pays only for slower Internet. Log on to the website provider (or give them a call) and discover what you plan. Then head on over to Speedtest.net and run a speed test. If the numbers match those that you pay for, well your network is working and that you are paying for slow Internet, and the best way to speed it will update. (Although some of the tips below will help you gain a little more speed). If the numbers do not match, to read in some ways to solve this problem.
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9. Hardware Troubleshooting
Before going cursing your ISP will your modem and router fast food (ie, turn them off and back) and see if that helps. Check other computers in your home to see if your internet is slow, too if the problem only on a computer, the problem is that the computer, not the router or modem. Run through these troubleshooting steps to see if it is a hardware problem. Then, once you set your router or modem (or replace), is looking again quickly. Consult our complete guide for your network router for more advice, too.
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8. Set your Wi-Fi signal
If you use a Wi-Fi connection, you can find the router and the Internet are great, but the wireless signal is weak, causing a slowdown. In this case, you might have to change the position, adjust and increase your router with a few tricks. There is more that we could share in a paragraph is insignificant, we have a list of 10 only for the Wi-Fi attachment to verify that, if you think that the wireless signal is the problem.
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7. Turn off the bandwidth roughing Plugins and Applications
If the material appears to be in good condition, see if there is another program you hogging the connection. For example, if you download files with BitTorrent, the normal web browsing will be slower. You should also try installing extensions such as AdBlock Plus or FlashBlock, which block certain ads hogging bandwidth, animations and videos that can use their connection. It probably will not solve all their problems, but at least they can help make a slow connection you feel more usable.
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6. Try a new DNS server
When an address is written in your explorador-como-lifehacker.com your computer uses something called DNS to find and bring to an IP address to the computer. Sometimes, however, the servers that use your computer to find the information they may have difficulty or completely. See our guide to find the fastest servers (and safest) DNS for more information. If the default DNS servers are not having problems, then you probably will not be too much of an improvement on another server, but this may speed up the browsing of a few milliseconds, at least. Photo Studio 37 (Shutterstock).
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5. optimize your site for a slow connection
Resolving slow internet problems can take time, and during that time you still need to navigate. Or maybe you are in a café or on a plane, and there is nothing you can do about their low speeds. In this case, it’s time to optimize your site for a slower connection: mobile use HTML versions of your favorite sites or disable pictures and use functions like Opera Turbo. In fact, the creation of a secondary browser on your laptop for such a situation is recommended, which can really make a difference when you need to work on a slow connection.
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4. Work Smart
If you need to work on your slow connection, you may need to prioritize tasks differently than if your Internet connection was very fast. Therefore, separate their tasks into smaller bandwidth heavy bandwidth of light. Receives light do when you are in your slow connection, and while much larger group of group tasks that you can do if and when a faster (access is obtained and if you can not get at home, see if you can simply borrow a neighbor or relative for these tasks). Similarly, work on your browser whenever possible, if you make basic writing, do it in your favorite text editor instead of in your browser. If you plan your work in advance, at least you can make the best of a bad situation. Photo remixed from Kirill__M (Shutterstock).
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3. Call your Internet service provider
If you have gone through all the troubleshooting steps necessary problems and your Internet connection is still slow, then it’s time to call your ISP and see if the problem is on their end. Remember: Do not assume they have done something wrong, and treat your service representative customer with respect. It is much more likely to get good results. See our guide to get better customer service for advice on how to cut the line and get your way. You may want to see if you can get a better deal on your Internet connection while you’re at it, especially if speeds are proved wrong all this time. Photo by sergign (Shutterstock).
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2. Find a new supplier
If your ISP can not help you (perhaps not provide the speed you want, or maybe you’re tired of your horrible customer service), it’s time to find a new ISP. This may mean that you need to change to a provider type, such as cable, DSL, satellite or fiber differently, so you should do a little research before picking up the phone. Check our guide to choosing the best supplier in your area, and make sure they provide the kind of speed you want. Photo remixed Kim Scarborough and Andreas Gradin.
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1. Use your time productively
If you are lucky, you can get your Internet speed back to fast pitch and stress. But if not, at least you can try to put a good spin on it: While your work is not too bandwidth intensive, slow Internet could actually make you more productive. After all, if Facebook takes a minute to load, you are much less likely to appear in a “fast break” (which becomes a photo-Fest hour) when you are supposed to work on that term paper.