Hello and welcome to this tutorial on how to try and get your Internet to work better and faster! We hope you find our tips helpful and if you have any questions, let us know in the comments on this post and we’ll be happy to help.
Before I start, I have to say that neither me or TechnoTeamBlog takes any responsibility for damage to your computer or loss of files caused by what is mentioned in this post. If you do occur any problems with taking our advice, please leave a comment on this post and we’ll be happy to help you to the best of our ability. If you’re running Windows 8, 8.1, 7 or XP you should be able to follow the steps shown on this article.
If you’d like to follow this tutorial properly you should download Google Chrome or Mozilla FireFox.
Before you start…
Before you start you should also run a quick test at speedtest.net to check your download and upload speeds. This is simply to measure what speeds you’re getting before you start the tutorial. If you’re getting over 2oMB per second it would be pointless to follow this tutorial because that’s already a good speed. However, if you’re getting under 20MB per second it should be worth trying following this tutorial if you’d like to try and get faster Internet.
Remove browser add-ons
Add-ons can make browsing experience enjoyable and fast, but they also can also do the complete opposite to that. That’s why you should take a look at your extensions and themes and remove the ones you don’t necessarily need.
If you’re running Chrome, follow these steps:
If you’re in a hurry, type “Chrome://Extensions” into your web address bar and follow steps 4 and 5.
- Click on the 3 bars (next to the web address bar).
- A drop down menu should now appear. Click ‘Settings’ on the drop down menu.
- On the left-hand side, click extensions.
- All of your Chrome extensions should now appear in a list. Click on the trash bin next to the extensions you’d like to delete.
- Restart Chrome and your extensions should be removed from it.
And if you’re running Firefox, follow these steps:
- Press the Firefox button (it will say Firefox on it or have the Firefox logo on it).
- Select ‘Add-ons” in the drop down menu that appears.
- Select either ‘Extensions,’ ‘Appearance’ or ‘Plugins’. (‘Extensions’ is for add-ons, ‘Appearance’ is for themes and ‘Plugins,’ is for plugins (as you would guess from its name)..
- Click disable on the item you want to be disabled, or click the bin icon to remove them from your browser.
- Restart Firefox and your extensions should be removed from it.
Close unwanted tabs/windows
If you don’t need it, close it. That’s what I say when people mention tabs and windows on browsers.
When you close tabs or windows the browser doesn’t need to use your Internet as much and that might make another tab or window that you’re using faster and more reliable. This also reduces the chances of your browser crashing.
Move your router
If your router is behind several walls it means that the WiFi signal has to try and go through them and be disrupted. Try to move the device your using near to the router (but not too close). The less obstruction the better. If you can use an Ethernet cable, use it. This should be faster than using a wireless connection.
Stop downloads or other operations
If you’re downloading something, that’s probably going to reduce your Internet speed by quite a lot. If possible, pause the download and continue it when you’re not browsing the Internet or if the download is important, wait until it’s finished and then continue browsing the web.
Something to remember is that downloads don’t just take place in web browsers. If you’re downloading something on another app or even device that’s using your WiFi, that’s going to affect your Internet speed as well.
If you’re watching a video or a live stream, that’s probably going to affect your Internet speed and maybe even reliability. If you have a strong WiFi connection, loss of reliability might not be a problem but loss of high speed might still be.
And that’s our tutorial on making your Internet connection faster (or at least trying to). We hope you’ve found this tutorial helpful and if you’d like to ask us any questions about it just let us know in the comments on this post and we’ll be happy to help you.
Thanks for reading,