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How to speed up your Internet – PCWorld

como acelerar tu internet

Many devices now depend on Internet connection, which is why the importance of having decent broadband speed at home is more important than ever.

Unfortunately, so much demand to provide connection to all devices and services can negatively affect speed, connection quality and connection in general. It is for this reason that we tell you some things that you can put into practice.

We emphasize here that we are referring to the connection speed of your broadband, and not to the access speed that your Wi-Fi network offers. We will talk about the connection offered by your operator for the connection of your home.

If you are looking to fix this last, we have a full article where we talk about how to improve the wifi signal of your router, with practical tips to move your router to a better position, use PLC adapters or even change the channel of your wifi signal.

Although the fiber deployment in our country is highly optimized, especially if we are referring to large cities, keep in mind that the speed of your broadband will depend largely on how close you are to a repeater or base station.

The further you are, the slower the connection could be. Also, keep in mind that with the current pandemic situation produced by COVID-19, in which more and more people work from home, and students connect to their virtual classrooms, the high demand may be saturating the connections.

In recent days we have heard that large companies offering video on streaming, like Netflix, HBO and Amazon Prime have teamed up to reduce the broadcast quality of their content in Europe in order not to saturate network connections.

Facts like watching movies and series, streaming music, and playing on the network console greatly increases traffic demand and puts network infrastructure in check. This can cause your internet connection to be slower.

If something goes wrong with your broadband connection, it doesn't matter if you have a super optimized Wifi network deployment; performance is limited by the speed of broadband allowed by your operator.

So, to tackle the root problem, it pays to run a speed test to see what values ​​you're working with. Here we recommend using Speedtest.net, although there are many others to check your connection speed.


How to improve the speed of your broadband

  1. Check access with multiple devices

If you notice that your Internet connection is especially slow these days, the first thing you should check is if it is due to a problem with your PC or laptop, the phone or the tablet you are using.

Try loading the same web page on more than one device and see if both are just as slow or really just happens to you with one of them. If so, then you have ruled out a problem with your broadband and it was due to your computer or device.

  1. Restart your router

If it turns out that both devices are slow, try turning off your router and leaving it turned off for a few moments. If there's no on-off switch, you can do so by carefully removing the power cord from the back and plugging it back in after a minute.

As with most computers, sometimes the best solution is to simply turn it off and on (restart). You will have to wait a few minutes for it to reboot completely, but this often gives the router a chance to fix itself.