- February
Posted By : Samantha
Speeding up your internet

It can be very frustrating when you are working on your website and you continually have problems with the speed of your internet uploads and downloads. Reporting this issue to your service provider can sometimes lead to a resolution but there are other strategies that may help.

The problem could be with the router. If your router is more than five years old, it may need updating which can be done simply. Contact your provider who will be able to check whether the router is working properly. The siting of your router could also create a problem as nearby electrical devices could cause interference with the Wi-Fi signal. Moving it may be difficult, but a computer engineer would be able to re-site the router in a better place thus improving the signal.

A signal booster which plugs into a power socket and into the back of the router uses your wired power supply to channel internet reception and is often used when the router is in a different room to your computer.

Another possible reason for slow internet speed is that either there are too many people in your household using the internet at the same time or that you are running multiple apps in the background. Closing these down will improve the speed and efficiency of your internet.