When dealing with Internet speed, you really get what you pay for. If you spend more money, you will most likely achieve a higher speed, enabling you to be more productive and get tasks done much faster. However, there are many techniques that can speed up your Internet connection if you have a relatively slow Internet. In this article, you will learn about how you can check your Internet speed using a broadband speed test, and how to increase if and when it's going slow.
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There are many ways to find out at what speed your Internet if running. The first thing you should do is check with your service provider to find out what speed you should be receiving. Often times it will be difficult to notice when your Internet is running slower than it should, because usually service providers will not inform you unless you ask. When you've found out how fast of an Internet connection you are paying for, you can then find out how fast it is actually running. That's where the Allconnect Internet Speed Test calculator comes in. Just hit "Begin test" below!
You may find yourself asking, "How can I check my speed?". It is actually a lot easier than you may think. You can run a speed test online, right here, in order to determine your speed. This will most likely be the easiest route to go, as the interface is extremely simple. All you have to do is click "Begin Test" above. It will automatically select the best location for the test to run based on the ping results. When the test is finished it will show a couple of results. The first result is the "Download Speed". This will be the result we will be comparing to what your Internet service provider has told you. If the speed shown is much slower than that, then you will need to apply a slow Internet fix to speed it up.
The first step to increasing your Internet speed after you run a speed test is to clear your temporary files. What you want to do first is open up the control panel from the start menu and click on "Internet Options" (Windows users only). Next, you will need to click "Delete Files" under "Temporary Internet Files". Finally you will want to check "Delete Selected Files" and click "Ok". This will remove temporary Internet files that tend to clutter up your Internet speed.
In some cases it can be spyware or a virus that is slowing down your Internet connection. You will want to make sure your Anti-Virus program is fully updated and working, as well as your firewall. If you follow the instructions listed in this article, you should have no problem speeding up your Internet connection. You should see an improvement in your overall Internet speed when you run the speed test again.
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