Is there anything more frustrating than a slow internet connection? Just when you need it most, whether you're home paying bills or finishing up a big project for work, screech! Your internet slows to a crawl.
That's annoying. But it can also cause serious problems. What if you can't contact your family or friends when you need their help? What if you miss an important deadline for work or you're late paying a bill?
We all rely on the internet for almost every aspect of our lives. So, it's crucial that we keep things speedy.
At Komando.com, we're always looking for easy ways to improve your digital life. So, keep reading for three ways to speed up a slow internet connection.
Before we get to that, though, there is one thing you should do: Check your equipment. If you haven't updated your router in a few years, for example, it may be time for an upgrade. Check the cables and ethernet ports that connect to your router. If you see anything that's loose or frayed, tighten it or replace it.
Tip within a tip: If you're ready to upgrade your Wi-Fi router, you don't need to break the bank to keep your digital devices zipping along. You shouldn't pay more than $100 for a perfectly good router, like the $89 Linksys AC1200+, and similar ones. Look for features like Dual band (2.4GHz, 5GHz); speeds as close to 600 megabits per second (Mbps) as possible, and look for newer Wi-Fi protocols, such as 802.11AC or 802.11N.