>Best Ways to Improve Internet SpeedFebruary 12, 2011 at 12:06 am | Posted in Article, computer and technology | Leave a comment
>Broadband Internet connection has brought joy to millions of faces. We no longer have to wait to load pages from Internet unlike dial-up connections and the phone bills are not shooting up northwards either. All is well …. Ok well, until you start noticing that PC does not download faster than say 32 kbps while the speed committed by the ISP was 256 kbps. If you are working from a home office work from your end gets affected badly and you try to resolve by restarting the system, shutting down all unused programs, etc. In fact a PC can tell the speed capacity of the DSL but not of Internet Speed. Sometimes, it should correct and pick up speed. If it did not give a solution and you encounter same problem with every website you are visiting, it calls for some serious thinking.
You should know if your ISP has committed to provide 256 kbps, he should be doing so, although, there are some factors such as peak Internet usage time where it is not the same amount of speed with any of the ISPs. So check which time of the day, the Internet speed is slow and whether during any time of the day, it touched the 256 kbps. If it didn’t and if you are getting as low speed at most of times of the day, then you may have to summon your broadband connection provider.
There is a serious competition amongst the Internet Service providers offering broadband connections. With such competition, it is easy to get more membership schemes and offers. However, with so many players in the field, you need to know the best service provider, who’s committed to offer the promised bandwidth that will not affect your downloading. Testing the broadband speed can offer some solution to pick the right service provider as it gives you an idea of your bandwidth as well as your real connection speed. It also tells the throughput of your connection (amount of data that can be transferred at any point of time). Once you know this you know whether you need to speed it up through the service provider or if it is a performance issue of your PC.
There are many websites that offer to test your broadband connection speed for free that are reasonably good and they also offer nominal fee Internet speed test at regular intervals. The results may not be 100% accurate but they sure give you an idea of your Internet speed. Search for one such website and test your Internet speed. If it points out a low speed than promised by your service provider, it is time for you to take action on your broadband service provider.