Are you facing slow Internet connection or your High-speed broadband connection is not providing maximum internet speed? Is your Wi-Fi is not optimized to juice out the maximum bandwidth of the network? Or you simply want to know how to make your Internet connection faster than ever. In this article, you can find all the tips to increase your Internet speed.
These tips works well in Windows irrespective to your internet connection type whether it is broadband connection, or a 2G, 3G or 4G mobile connection, or a free Wi-Fi connection.
Here are best working tips/tricks to increase internet speed in all web browsers (Google chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Safari, Internet Explorer, etc):
1. Use Network Traffic Control and Monitoring Tools
Network traffic control and monitoring tools reduce the amount of broadband or wi-fi bandwidth used by applications running in the background. In Windows, there are certain programs such as anti-virus, PC maintenance tools, word processing software, etc. which always run in the background. Most of them use your network bandwidth to feed their quest. These are unnecessary from bandwidth point of view. These need to be shut down or their network bandwidth should be limited to make available full Internet speed to the fore-running application. This job is done by network traffic control and monitoring tools. There are certain Network controlling tools available for use. Some of Important ones are:
If you own a Gigabyte motherboard in your PC (If you want a GUI -Graphical user interface based way to check your motherboard’s information, then download a small free tool- Speccy), Then it is a boon for the network speed in your PC. It has a very simple user interface. There are two options available for every software running in your computer- either you can Assign high-speed network to the program or low spin a trip to the program. It is as simple like switching on a switch on the electricity board. It runs on all versions of Windows.
NetLimiter gives you full network control over your computer. You can decide which of your applications can connect to the network and how fast or you can say how much of network bandwidth is allotted to that application. The major limitation for this tool is that it is not free like Gigabyte LAN optimiser. You need to to spend $ 30 to purchase it.
You can download your trial version here: Download Net Limiter.
NetBalancer is an internet traffic control and monitoring tool designed for Microsoft Windows XP, 2003, Vista, 7, 8 with native x64 support. With this network tool, you can set for any process a download and/or upload network priority or limit, manage priorities and limits for each network adapter separately and define detailed network traffic rules. By Limiting Network bandwidth for Background applications, you can boost your wi-fi or broadband Internet speed multiple times.This tool is also not a free one. You need to spend $ 50 to purchase it.
Download your trial version: Download NetBalancer.
2. Change your DNS server
DNS (Domain name server) plays a very important role in Internet speed of your PC. DNS is a server that is used to resolve the URL into IP addresses of the website. For example, the URL “www.vkblogger.com” is resolved by DNS server into IP address “188.8.131.52” which is recognizable by web hosting servers. Speeding up this process can also lead to improve in Internet speed of your computer. By default, the DNS server is provided by your Internet service provider.
You can switch to following fast DNS servers that are comparatively very faster then your default ISPs:
|Provider||Primary DNS Server||Secondary DNS Server|
|Comodo Secure DNS||184.108.40.206||220.127.116.11|
To change the DNS server, check out this video:
3. Clean Up Cache of Your Browser and Operating System
Cache of your web browser keep the files related to your frequently browsed websites. These may be images, java-scripts to make the loading of website faster. With time, there is buildup of these files that reduce the performance of your web browser drastically. To speed up loading of your web browser, you must need to clean these files. Similar is the case with your cache memory of your PC’s operating system that is Windows.
To clean cache of your web browser, Check out this video:
4. Remove any unnecessary programs
You should remove any unnecessary program in your computer to reduce load on your network adapter. Nowadays most of the computer programs or software consume a lot of network bandwidth of your broadband connection whether they are running or not. So it is advisable to either remove them by completely uninstalling them with software like Revo uninstaller Or completely hibernating them with AVG PC Tuneup Or similar software. Removing these programs will speed of your Internet connection.
5. Optimize Internet with AVG PC Tuneup and AVG Web Tuneup
AVG PC Tuneup, formerly called TuneUp Utilities, is a set of tools that will help you to optimize and speed up your Internet connection. It will also increases performance of your PC. This program has inbuilt TCP Optimizer, a program that automatically tuneup and optimize your Internet connection.
TCP (Transmission Control Protocol) ,that control delivery of Internet data packets to most Web applications, email and file transfers, must be optimized based on your type of Internet connection whether it is 2G, 3G, 4G, broadband or Wi-Fi etc. This job is handled by AVG PC Tuneup, in an efficient manner.
AVG Web Tuneup is also a program that help to boost your Internet connection speed by automatic cleaning your browsing history, cache memory, et cetera. And it is a free one.
Following all these steps will surely improve and boost speed of your Internet connection.