Unknown Tips: How To Increase The Speed of Your Internet Connection

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Internet connection speed is important. You don’t want to be paying more than what you should be paying.

This is the second part of our guide on how to increase the speed of your internet connection.

You can read the first part here.

In the first part, we studied how one could increase the speed of his/her internet connection with some common-sense methods.

In this part, we’ll talk about some less common approaches which are equally effective.

The first tip that we’ll like to mention here in this guide is that of purchasing a new router, modem or computer.

Remember, this is totally optional.

But a lot of online users suffer slow internet connection because of slow and old equipment.

Needless to say, we’re not only talking about old computer machines.

We’re also talking about old wireless modems and routers.

It is true that outdated and old desktop computer machines, smartphone devices, laptops and other types of equipment.

Let’s deal with old wireless routers to take an example.

These old WiFi routers usually don’t utilize the latest WiFi standards.

And that is a pretty important point.

WiFi router technology plays the vital role of supporting much higher streaming bitrates.

Right now, the most widely accepted and adopted WiFi standard is 802.11 ac.

It has the ability to support a much higher streaming bitrate than 802.11 n, or the previous generation of WiFi standards.

But what does that mean in practical terms?

Well, it means that if your WiFi router is currently older than, let’s say, six or seven years, it could cause you, the user, to experience far less internet speeds than you would have otherwise.

On top of all that, remember that you are actually still paying for an internet connection that is supposed to offer much greater speeds.

Perhaps this is a good time to mention that users shouldn’t discount the significant impact that the user’s laptop and/or computer has on the user’s slow internet speeds.

As mentioned before, newer wireless routers have systems in place which can utilize newly available frequencies.

And they can do that more efficiently.

Similarly, you need new devices to work with those new modems and routers because of all the design changes.

So if anyone is making use of an older computer machine or a gaming system and/or mobile devices (basically any kind of internet-enabled device) then it is almost a given that the device would not work reasonably well enough with newer WiFi standards.

The other point is that most newer models of various devices do have support for older and slower wireless standards.

You can’t say the same for older equipment though.

Older equipment cannot work with any of the latest standards that did not come into existence when manufacturers rolled out older equipment.

What’s the result of that?

The result of that is simple enough.

Users experience limitations with respect to their speeds if either their modem and old computer is out of date.

Let’s take another example of why users should think twice about using a really old machine on any new WiFi network.

Let’s say you have a modern enough machine like Asus ZenBook.

The specification of the ZenBook could look something like,

  • 802.11 n wireless adapter
  • 64-bit Operating System with the x64-based processor
  • 8.00 GB RAM
  • Intel Core i5-7000 running at 2.5 GHz
  • Windows 10

To check the speed of your internet connection you run a speed test on it.

Then you record that result.

After that, you take another laptop.

Let’s assume that laptop is HP Envy with the following specifications,

  • 802.11 b/g/n wireless network adapter
  • 64-bit Operating System with the x64-based processor
  • 6.00 GB RAM
  • Intel Core i5-4200M running at 2.5 GHz
  • Windows 8.1

You run a speed test on such a machine as well.

Our research shows that you can expect a significant difference between both these machines in terms of internet speed.

The older HP Envy, according to our research, can reduce internet speed by up to 50 percent.

And the reasons for that should be simple enough for you to understand now.

The older laptop machine offers limited processing power.

That results in slower internet connection speeds.

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Fast internet means you’ll get more work done in less time.

Sometimes you can even expect a 90 percent decrease in average internet speeds on older machines such as the one mentioned about, HP Envy.

Now, keep in mind that the lower speed test result doesn’t manifest itself because of just one reason.

It occurs via a combination of factors.

The first of those factors, which we have already mentioned, is the lower processing power.

The other factor is your speed testing tool and/or website.
Our research is based on the results that speedtest.net shows.

This web tool, though great, can sometimes skew results a little bit by loading too many advertisements.

So maybe your older laptop won’t reduce speed by the margin that our research shows it should.

We understand the fact that for the majority of online consumers, the action of upgrading any of their equipment can mean that they will have to spend a huge portion of their income.

In other words, upgrading one’s computer equipment can understandably become an expensive affair.

That is the reason why we recommend that users should always take the option of upgrading their wireless router before anything else.

Especially, as mentioned before, if your router is more than six years old.

Users who involve themselves with a ton of video content via streaming should consider options such as all the dedicated and new streaming devices.

Streaming devices such as Amazon Fire TV Stick and Roku are great at taking care of anyone’s streaming needs.

These streaming devices utilize newer and better wireless adapters.

This allows them to stream high-quality streaming video content.

Best of all, they don’t have to pay the huge price of a new computer machine and/or mobile device.

There is an alternative method as well.

If you know your way around a computer machine or know someone who does, then you can just update your personal computer and/or laptop with a new processor and/or network card.

Upgrading these two components can go a long way in enabling you to watch video content at fast speeds but without paying up for a new streaming equipment.

Of course, there is always the option of purchasing a new USB wireless adapter.

Wireless USB adapters can also utilize newer WiFi standards.

More importantly, they can save you money because you don’t have to purchase a new computer machine.

Turn Off All Irrelevant Background Processes By Checking Your Task Manager

While we need to admit the fact that the majority of the applications on anyone’s computer machine don’t draw on the user’s available bandwidth constantly, but there are some which developers have designed to continuously download and upload data.

This is where we need to mention the key offender.

That key offender is the web browser.

Other offenders include file storage applications that work online such as Google Drive and Dropbox.

Applications like AOMEI Backupper, a data backup service, also consumes a good amount of internet bandwidth.

If you are using a Windows machine, then you need to take a look at your Task Manager in order to see the main applications which are responsible for pulling down so much data.

So how do you get to the Task Manager?

The easiest way to get to the Task Manager is to go to the operating system’s search bar and then type Task Manager.

One other, and quicker, way is to simply press ALT + CTRL + DEL.

After that, you will see a window from where you can select the topic of  Task Manager.

You can also press Shift + Ctrl + ESC to bring up the Task Manager directly.

When you have opened your machine’s Task Manager, you need to do a straightforward scan of your machine’s Network.

That information is usually available in the Network section of the Task Manager.

The Network activity column should read 0 percent if your computer machine (or something on it) isn’t drawing any data from your internet connection at the given moment.

You will know that some process or an application is drawing data from your internet connection if you can observe some sort of fluctuations in your Network activity column’s percentage.

Once you have found the process which is drawing data from your machine’s network, then you can proceed to close it.

The task of closing an application is pretty easy from the task manager.

First, click on the process that you want to close.

And then click on End Task to end it.

Let’s talk about the Mac OS X users now because they can have these problems as much as Windows users.

If you are one of those Mac  OS X users, then you need to look for the process that goes by the name of Activity Monitor.

Users have the option of opening the Activity Monitor on the Mac by first launching Spotlight.

Then they should type the text “Activity Monitor” in the relevant search bar that comes with Spotlight.

The rest of the process remains the same as that of Windows users.

To Increase Your Internet Speed, Look For Some Software Solutions

What do we mean by that?

What we mean is that, there is always a chance that the reason for the user’s slow internet connection is software based rather than hardware based.

Sometimes software problems can attack the very heart of the user’s internet connection problems.

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Slow internet will give you stress. A lot of it.

But what are these software issues?

There isn’t one particular software issue.

In other words, there is a wide range of software issues which can disrupt the user’s internet connection.

These software issues sometimes come in the form of old firmware that the user is running on the WiFi router.

Sometimes these come in the form of viruses that infect the user’s computer system.

If you think you are experiencing slow internet speeds because of software issues then give the next section a read.

First Check The WiFi Router For Any Firmware Updates

WiFi router manufacturers regularly roll out firmware updates especially when researchers have discovered a security flaw.

And sometimes users need to install those firmware updates via manual methods.

So if your router has some firmware updates waiting in line then make sure you install them.

Some modern WiFi routers come with touchscreens.

Users can operate on those touchscreens to check for any and all firmware updates.

If your WiFi router does not come with a touchscreen then you will need to log into the WiFi router’s settings.

You can do that with a web browser.

Then you can check the menu to know if there are some firmware updates available.

In the majority of the cases, you will find that the manufacturer of your WiFi router will automatically push all the necessary firmware updates to your device.

In such cases, WiFi routers don’t need any direct input from the user to install firmware updates.

Your Web Browser: Update It

Make sure you are always using the absolute latest version of your web browser.

It is very important.

If you don’t take the pains to make sure that your web browser is up to date then you will probably end up losing a bit of your internet connection speed.

But let’s say you have the latest version of your web browser.

What should you do then?

Well, you should then explore the market to download and use other kinds of web browsers.

Some web browsers offer faster experiences for certain activities.

You will have to search for a bit in order to find the one that best suits your needs.

With web browsers, we would advise you to not just look for speed.

Give due attention to features and more importantly to security.

With security, a web browser is pretty useless if you really think about it.

Our research shows that different web browsers can and do affect user internet speed.

So which browser you should go for?

Well, as far as browser choice is concerned, we mainly stick with the mainstream ones.

These are browsers which have the backing of strong organizations and you can rest assured that they’ll take care of your data more than other web browsers on the market.

  • Opera
  • Google Chrome
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Internet Explorer 11
  • Microsoft Edge

Our research shows that each of the above-mentioned browsers will give you a different result when you test it with a speed testing tool like speedtest.net.

In other words, web browsers do make a difference in both the user’s download and upload speeds.

But why?

The reason is something that we have already discussed.

It is called processing power.

Yes.

It affects web browsers as well.

Different web browsers come with different builds which process data differently.

Some are efficient at handling data, like Firefox.

And some are not so good at handling large amounts of user data.

Moving forward with the same point, web browsers can and do have a significant impact on the amount of time the user will have to wait for his/her video streams or websites.

Our research shows that Firefox and Chrome along with the Windows Speedtest app came pretty close to each other in terms of results.

But the one thing all of them had in common as the huge margin with which they beat all of Microsoft’s web browsers.

To Increase Internet Speed, Clear The Web Browser’s Cache

Web browsers need cookies to work.

More precisely, they store cookies.

And then they store some other files in order to help the user to view sites just a bit faster than usual.

With that said, a web browser’s cache can become a problem.

In other words, it can slow down the user’s page loading times.

It can also generate loading errors.

Hence, if you want to make sure that your web browser’s cache is not messing up your internet connection speed then you need to clear your web browser’s cache.

It may help you load services and pages much quickly in the long run.

Antivirus Products: Install Them And Then Run Them

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There are many ways to increase your internet speed.

If you get the feeling that your internet connection is getting slower and slower but only doing so mysteriously then you should consider the possibility of a virus on your machine.

Yes.

Viruses can slow down your computer.

In fact, as you would know, they can kill them as well.

Viruses come in all shapes and sizes.

There are spyware viruses.

Then there is malware,

And then there is a ton of other types of viruses that have evolved a great deal in hiding themselves on the user’s system.

They usually send and receive data.

Consequently, the user could experience less internet speed than normal because the virus on the user’s machine is eating up a good chunk of the user’s available bandwidth.

Apart from that, hackers have designed modern malware in such a way that now they can draw on the user’s processing power.

This results in slow internet speed.

In short, infected machines are slower than clean machines.

Our recommendation is that users should start their problem-solving journey by installing a free antivirus product on their system like Avira and/or Bitdefender.

Users can also go with a good malware removal program such as Malwarebytes free edition.

Beyond that, some users may want to check out more valuable protection via paid subscription packages.

Purchase A Mesh Network Adapter, Range Extender Or A WiFi Repeater

There are a lot of users who just cannot afford to move their wireless router to a location that is more centralized.

If that is not an option then the user may want to give a look at to products such as,

  • Mesh network
  • Range extender
  • WiFi repeater

But what are these?

And why should you believe that they will work?

Let’s take a look at them.

WiFi Extenders And Repeaters

The name should give it away but nevertheless, a WiFi repeater will take the user’s signal from the user’s wireless router and then it will rebroadcast the signal outward.

As you can probably imagine, there are many obvious limitations to this type of solution.

The efficacy of any WiFi repeater and/or extender will depend on the strength of the signal that it will receive.

In other words, the signal that the repeater receives will form the starting strength of the signal that the repeater will “repeat” outward.

So, in a case, where the user has actually lost half of his/her signal strength around the time the signal hits the WiFi repeater then the WiFi repeater would have no choice but to send out that weak signal at half strength outwards.

The other problem with using a WiFi repeater is that once a user has installed it, then the user will need to deal with an increased number of issues with latency.

Even with both these problems, sometimes it is a good idea to use a repeater.

It also forms one of the cheaper options for users who don’t really have a ton of smartphone devices connected to their WiFi networks.

If the user is the only one who is trying to extend the WiFi’s range just a little bit in order to get a better connection than with just the router, then this option is pretty reasonable.

Ok, so that does it for wireless repeaters.

What about wireless extenders?

Wireless repeaters and wireless extenders work the same way.

With that said, there is a key difference.

That key difference comes in the form of the channel that each of these devices uses.

In other words, a wireless extender usually sends the signal that it receives from the user’s network over a slightly different channel.

There are some network extenders which only work via a wired method.

They allow users to extend their WiFi network signal but at the same strength as the user’s WiFi router.

The user is free to change the location of the router.

Hence, this solution eliminates a few issues from the list of issues that users experience with typical WiFi extenders and/or repeaters.

Mesh Networks

What are these?

Mesh networks are actually the latest kinds of wireless systems.

They get their name (mesh networks) because of the method that they use to create WiFi network and/or coverage.

Basically, this system places several relevant devices around the user’s place of residence.

Each of these devices sends a wireless signal.

This is how the user can create a mesh.

Sometimes it is called a network of wireless coverage in and around the user’s place of residence.

Such networks help users eliminate problems such as weak and/or dead spots.

All devices that participate in creating a mesh network operate pretty similarly to the way a WiFi repeater functions.

With that said, they are a bit different as well.

They are different in the sense that each device in the mesh network acts like or operates like an individual WiFi wireless router.

A WiFi repeater only repeats the signal.

Moreover, each device in the mesh network can and does communicate with other mesh network devices.

This helps ensure that the user gets the strongest signal possible regardless of where the user is located.

So if we are recommending that you should go with a mesh network over a WiFi repeater then which mesh network device should you buy?

Our recommendation is Google Wi-Fi.

It currently ranks as the best and most popular device as far as mesh networks are concerned.

Of course, for those users who are tired of using Google products, there are other options available as well.

One important point that readers need to take notice of is the fact that mesh network devices are typically slightly more expensive than other devices such as WiFi extenders and WiFi repeaters.

Mesh network devices are better suited to larger buildings and homes.

That’s the way developers have designed mesh network devices.

To put it another way, users should only go with the mesh network device option if the user has access to a large home.

Or needs to cover some extra area for good WiFi coverage.

Abandon Multiple Firewalls And Make Do With One

Our research shows that it is actually very likely that your standard operating system puts up a solid firewall automatically in order to protect your internet connection.

But what is a firewall?

You can think of a firewall as a network security feature.

It filters outgoing and incoming data for the user.

Firewalls exist in this world to do one thing.

And that one thing is to block all security breach into the user’s computer system.

With that said, it is also true that firewalls are far from a perfect solution to one’s network security.

Firewall products, by their nature, operate in a way that they slow down the user’s internet connection speeds.

The effect is only slight most of the time.

So your actual internet speed and potential internet speed may not differ much if the one thing standing between them is a firewall.

Users who like to install additional security software may also experience significant slowdowns.

We’re talking about security products such as antivirus software applications and VPN services.

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To beat everyone else, you need speed. Ensure that your internet service provider is giving you that speed.

And it is not because these services have faults.

It is just their nature.

VPN services along with antivirus products protect users by adding additional layers of security.

Sometimes that can result in much slow internet connection speeds for the users.

Antivirus software applications usually come with their own proprietary firewall systems.

These usually operate on top or rather than instead of the user’s operating system firewall features.

VPN services, in particular, add multiple security layers to the user’s system in order to protect the user’s data and privacy.

All of this ultimately leads to the user experiencing decreased internet download speeds.

So what to do if you want to increase your internet speed in this situation?

Well, the first thing users should do is to shut down all firewalls except for just one.

Users are free to use whichever firewall they like.

Moreover, users who are using a VPN service should turn the VPN service off when they aren’t engaging in sensitive activities.

Or users could keep their VPN services activated and only deactivate the VPN service if they want faster internet speeds.

On that note, we would like to mention that if users want to make sure that they get to keep their VPN service and internet connection speed as well, then they should sign up for a good VPN service.

Since the market is filled with VPN services that claim to be the best VPN services, we have gone out in the world and have done some research work for you.

Our research shows that if you care about speed as well as privacy then IPVanish is the best VPN service provider for your needs.

To sign up for IPVanish right now and from the official website, you should click here.

IPVanish is a great choice for users because it is the only worthy VPN for users who want to secure themselves from hackers and government snoopers but don’t want to give up their internet connection speed too much.

IPVanish has fast VPN servers and it makes use of advanced state-of-the-art military-grade encryption technologies to make sure that you stay hidden from the sights of malicious actors and bad hackers.

Try To Tweak Your DNS Settings

All internet service providers make use of what we know as DNS.

DNS stands for Domain Name Servers.

These Domain Name Servers help internet service providers to translate the actual text string that the user types up in his/her web browser’s address bar into numbers.

In other words, you use your web browser’s address bar to type out SecurityGladiators.com.

But web browsers don’t read it like that.

They read numbers.
DNS helps web browsers to translate that web address into numbers.

Computers are pretty bad at reading and comprehending plain text strings.

And the conversion facility that DNS provides to web browsers in order to convert those plain text strings into requisite IP numbers is an important piece of the puzzle.

Generally speaking, internet service providers make use of a dedicated DNS.

Even then these servers cannot achieve high speeds.

This sometimes affects the user as well.

In other words, users can experience reduced internet connection speeds even if everything is fine on their side.

If your internet service provider is using a slow DNS then web pages will not load quickly for you.

There is, however, one trick that you can use to change the DNS settings of your computer.

Once you change your DNS settings to use a different DNS server you may experience faster response times when trying to connect to various different online services and websites.

You can find many DNS servers in the online world.

Our research shows that the best DNS servers belong to Google’s Public DNS.

Again, if you don’t want what Google wants to offer to you then you can also go with OpenDNS.

How To use Google Public DNS?

The first step you should take is to first go to a speed testing website and/or tool location and run a speed test.

You should do it before changing your DNS settings.

And since we are going to show you how to change to Google Public DNS, it makes sense that you should use Google’s speed test facility in order to have some fun.

With that out of the way, let’s take a look at how you can change your DNS settings to get more internet connection speed.

  1. First, open up the Control Panel option on your operating system
  2. Then make your way to Network & Internet.
  3. After that go to Network Sharing Center
  4. And then perform a right click on the ethernet connection you are currently connected to.
  5. When that’s done you should click on Properties
  6. Now you should see a new box. In this box look for the option that says Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4).
  7. Then click on Properties
  8. When that’s done you should see a message that says “Obtain DNS server automatically”.
    Your operating system usually pre-selects this option.
    You must click on the option that says Use the following DNS addresses.
  9. Now you should enter 8.8.8.8 in Preferred and 8.8.4.4 in Alternate

That’s it.

Our research shows that you can expect up to 30 percent increase in speed by simply changing your DNS servers.

However, as is the case with most stuff on the internet, your mileage will vary.

It is entirely possible that you have a good internet service provider.

And that internet service provider has done enough to provide you with a DNS that may well be faster than OpenDNS and Google DNS.

It is unlikely.

But possible.

Click here to go to the official Google Public DNS page in order to find out more information about DNS and why you should choose Google.

The page also has instructions on how to change DNS settings on Mac OS machines.

Again, if you don’t want to try out Google Public DNS and want to go with OpenDNS then click here to go to their official how-to page.

There are more DNS options as well.

If you have time and you care about DNS settings and stuff related to it then you may just like to download and then hopefully use a free DNS Benchmark software application here.

This DNS Benchmark application will successfully test all available DNS servers.

Then it will list those DNS servers based on which server has the best response times.

Users then have the option of picking out the one that has the fastest response times and then use that address.

Moreover, this tool also allows users to see which DNS their internet service provider is making use of.

With that said, users need to make sure that they stay safe from buying into some or all of the claims (which are mostly false) about switching their DNS servers.

There are some websites on the internet that mistakenly claim that if users change their DNS settings then they can double the speed of their internet connection.

And more.

Of course, that can never be true.

In fact, as we have mentioned before, there is a small chance that users may actually see no improvement in their internet connection speed after changing their DNS settings.

If your internet service provider is using DNS servers which are slightly slower than, let’s say, Google’s or OpenDNS servers then any changes you will see will not reach dramatic levels.

But they will provide you with some benefit.

Use A VPN Service In Order To Bypass All ISP Throttling Techniques

Users who are observant enough to notice that their internet connection only slows down when they try to engage in certain activities should give some thought to this tip.

Sometimes internet service providers slow down internet connections at only certain times.

Other times they do it when users try to access a specific website like Hulu or Netflix.

If that is something you have experienced then we’re afraid to tell you that your internet service provider is throttling your internet connection speed.

What is ISP throttling?

It is a term.

The security community uses this term to describe an activity that an internet service provider performs in order to purposely slow down the internet connection speed of the user.

But why would an internet service provider do that?

Well, there are many reasons why the user’s internet service provider would want to slow down the internet connection speed of the user.

Some of the reason are as follows,

  • Some internet service providers have discriminating policies against specific websites.
    These websites usually include all torrenting websites.
  • Internet service providers use throttling to control traffic during and after a period of very high congestion on a given network.
    Sometimes we term this practice as Internet Rush Hour
  • Internet service providers throttle specific data-intensive sites such as all streaming services (Amazon Prime Video, Hulu and/or Netflix).
  • They want to enforce user data caps.

Users who have an internet plan that comes with a specific data cap can’t do anything about throttling once they have consumed the data that their data cap allows.

Why?

Because in the case of capped internet connections, internet service providers throttle speeds via different methods.

However, users whose internet service providers are throttling their internet connection speeds when they try to visit specific websites can definitely bypass those throttling efforts with the help of a Virtual Private Network.

In other words, VPN service.

How?

A VPN service will help to encrypt the user’s internet connection.

It will redirect the user’s private information via a tunnel that will exist between the VPN service’s servers and the user’s machine.

Once that happens, your internet service provider won’t have a clue which website you will be using.

After you have activated a VPN service on your machine, you will have all the opportunity to access any and all websites that your internet service provider wants you to stay away from.

Your internet service provider won’t know a thing.

It will also have little idea which services you will be using.

Consequently, the user’s internet service provider will have little choice other than to forcibly treat all of the user’s internet traffic in the same manner.

This will effectively mean that the user bypassed the internet service provider’s automatic filtering.

Remember, this filtering only works when the user tries to access specific services and sites.

Other times, there is no filter.

So you don’t need to use a VPN service all the time.

Users should note here that, as mentioned before, a VPN service will slow down your internet connection speed by a low margin.

That usually happens because a VPN service protects your data by installing extra security layers on top of your internet connection.

Which in turn means that your data will now have to pass through the VPN service’s servers.

And there can be some congestion there as well.

Hence, you will experience a little bit of speed loss while using a VPN service.

As mentioned before, for minimal speed loss and maximum security, you should use IPVanish.

Click here to sign up for IPVanish from the official website right now.

Try To Upgrade Your Internet Service Package

Do this only if you are in a position to do so.

Because sometimes it is just not possible either because you don’t have the money or your internet service provider doesn’t have another good subscription package.

You should consider this tip only as your final last-ditch effort.

This tip is for users who have tried everything that we have mentioned throughout this two-part series and still haven’t managed to see results.

We are confident that after trying this tip out you will increase your internet connection speed.

The tip is pretty obvious.

Pay your internet service provider in order to get more bandwidth.

Maybe you had too much work to do.

And maybe you didn’t take any off days for work.

As a result, maybe you have been using the same internet connection subscription package for the past several years.

If this is the case with you then you might benefit from a new subscription package.

Remember, internet service providers to tend to update and upgrade their subscription plans.

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Fast internet, in most cases, means that you’ll spend less time in front of the screen and more time with your loved ones.

There is no telling that if you have used the same connection for a few years now, your internet service provider may offer you increased speed at the same price.

Moreover, some internet service providers also have discounts and increased speeds for limited times for their new customers.

Of course, if you are using the same internet service provider for the past many years then your internet service provider won’t care for you much.

No one likes to hang around grandfather more than necessary.

So if you are an old customer, maybe it is time to change your internet service provider if your current internet service provider won’t budge and offer you increased speed at the same price.

You can notice this fact yourself.

If your internet service provider is not providing you upgraded plans but still charging you old money (which means less bandwidth) then you should be able to recognize that you’re actually paying more for less speed.

And that if you had signed up with the same company a bit later you could be enjoying more speed for the same price.

So what should you do in this situation?

It’s hard to give a definite answer.

But here is a trick that some use.

Call your internet service provider.

And then gently tell them that they have made you consider leaving them for another internet service provider.

Moreover, tell them that unless they give you more speed for the same money, you will leave.

Try to be nice.

Ask them for better speed but for the same package.

This technique will require you to exercise a lot of patience as your first customer support guy might make you go through a pretty long chain of command.

With that said, there is a very good chance that your internet service provider might offer you something off the menu.

Such service packages offer more speed and also offer better rates than standard packages.

Our research shows that if you are currently contracted with Comcast then it might take you two to three hours in order move up from one manager to another manager until one of them grants you your wish.

What should you do if you are one of those users who is already utilizing the maximum speed package that his/her internet service provider can offer?

Well, such a user needs to start shopping around and look for a new internet service provider.

Of course, it depends on the availability of better internet service provider as well.

So don’t stress it too much.

People living the United States can’t overcome the problem of having just one internet service provider (in most cases) that offers internet connection speeds over 25 Mbps.

Also, you should consider the fact that more than 30% of all US residents don’t have access to more than one internet service provider regardless of speed.

So those unfortunate users don’t really have a choice.

They can’t move to a better internet service provider.

The best option for them is to stick with our other 14 tips.

Conclusion

The method that you use to increase your internet connection speed doesn’t matter much.

You just need to remember that the topic of internet connection speed is very complex.

Incredibly complex, in fact.

You have these several different technologies which are all trying to integrate with each other in order to help connect the user to the world wide web.

If even one of those several technologies does not work properly, it usually results in the user noticing internet disruption.

In other words, slow internet connection speeds.

So in order for users and internet service providers to root out the cause of the disturbance, they need to spend a bit of time and effort.

 

Zohair

Zohair

Zohair is currently a content crafter at Security Gladiators and has been involved in the technology industry for more than a decade. He is an engineer by training and, naturally, likes to help people solve their tech related problems. When he is not writing, he can usually be found practicing his free-kicks in the ground beside his house.
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