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Excerpt from "How to increase bandwidth speed: the ultimate guide" by Jomilė Nakutavičiūtė (Apr 07, 2022)
A slow internet connection might be frustrating. If your videos suddenly start buffering or web pages take longer than usual to load, maybe you have low bandwidth.
Bandwidth is measured by how much data can be moved between two points within a network. Bandwidth is the maximum Mbps transfer rate of your internet connection, and affects how fast your internet is. Connection over 25 Mbps is a good speed; sharing the internet in your same network (with router or hot-spot) with 3 to 5 users perhaps needs speeds around 200-300 Mbps. Low bandwidth is caused by the Mbps rate that your current broadband has, or your bandwidth could be slowed down because too many people are connected to your same router or hot-spot.
To increase internet connection speed and bandwidth to improve your browsing, check to see if your bandwidth is mostly determined by your device, your router, your Internet Service Provider (ISP), and the bandwidth they promised you.
[The term ISP (internet service provider) refers to the company that provides web access to customers. ISPs allow their business and personal users to go online, surf the web, conduct business, and connect with others — for a fee. ISPs may provide services like email, web hosting, domain registration, browser packages, and web design. Internet service providers may be commercial, privately owned, non-profit, or community-owned companies.]
However, even if your contract said that your connection speed would be up to 20 Mbps, that doesn’t mean you will always get maximum bandwidth – especially if you connect multiple devices to the same network and use them all at once.
Your bandwidth is like a two-lane highway where all the cars (data) travel at the same speed. Driving is fun as long as there aren’t too many cars. The more crowded it gets, the slower you’ll go. More lanes, or bandwidth, on the highway can solve the problem.
You can do a speed test at https://www.speedtest.net to find out your internet speed if you like.
Methods to increase your bandwidth speed
If you’re satisfied with your internet plan and your internet speeds were fine during your test, the problem might be:
1. Your device
You won’t be able to enjoy a fast internet connection if your machine is unable to process the data it’s receiving. Could it be time to get a new computer or clean up your current one?
We suggest running antivirus scans to remove any malware. Also, if your device storage is really full, cleaning up a little space could also help. Make sure to constantly update your antivirus and antimalware software. You may also need to clear your cache, try using a different browser, or close any background apps that eat up lots of data.
2. Your neighbors’ Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi equipment communicates over channels that tend to overlap. Try using a different wireless channel that has fewer surrounding users on it. You could also consider getting a dual-bandwidth wireless router that broadcasts on both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequencies.
3. Your ISP
If you notice that your speeds are slower when engaging in specific activities, your ISP could be throttling your connection.
4. Your wireless router
It may be that your wireless router is overworked. Try rebooting it. Some routers also support automatic reboots whenever they’re inactive.
Perhaps the signal is being interfered with. Keep it in an open space and away from walls and other obstructions, or get closer to it. Physical obstacles can weaken the signal quality and impact the quality of the connection.
Always update your wireless router with firmware updates for the most up-to-date security patches. Also, make sure you haven’t activated any settings that slow down your speed significantly. If your router is very old, consider getting a new one.