The Internet Speed Test
This article shows you how to measure the speed of your Internet and sheds some light on all the different factors that affect your performance on the Internet.
I suggest a range of possible solutions that are easy to apply.
First, I would recommend “and explained,” the article explains the measurement of speed
and experience technology is not necessarily the same: to understand the speed.
Test your Internet speed
For accurate results, you have to go with the speed of the Internet, which provides a local server testing tool must.
However, your result may be flawed, simply because the test can travel great distances.
You can contact with the Speedtest.net to test a server that is physically close to you. Open> Settings (top left menu) to change your> preferred server site and> save the changes.
When you click that> Begin Testing and wait for the result.
My result is 6.17 Mb / s download and 6.32 Mb / s download.
Other tests that did not match me with a local server returned different results to some extent. Speed.io, for example, determine the 5 MB / sec for download BandwidthPlace was just me at 3.88 MB / sec for download. The load both across 6 MB / sec.
Now you’re probably wondering what a bad result and whether there is anything you can do to improve the bandwidth of your Internet.
I would say upload / download speeds that are 30-50% lower than the theoretical optimum you pay to make up a bad result,
especially when measured in non-peak hours. Contact your ISP and discuss how to improve this situation.
And yes, you can do something, too.
But first let’s look at what is beyond your reach.
What can not be changed
There are many factors that affect how fast or slow your internet connection is.
Your ISP can throttle your bandwidth range, for example, when you use torrents.
The distance to the Exchange
Well you live from the divider next phone, and a slower speed.
If you and the majority of your neighborhood cable Internet connection,
note that each one of you participate in bandwidth, which can lead to low speed.
To test whether your Internet service provider shapes your traffic,
you can use a tool developed by the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems. Glasnost mimics BitTorrent downloads on your computer.
What you can do to speed up the Internet have
Bottleneck could be the device. Your modem has a cache, which could affect their performance.
To empty the cache, unplug the modem from the power for a few seconds.
Make sure your modem supports the output speed of the network and that require cables are connected properly and correctly.
To find out whether your network may be at fault in the first place, refer to this article: How to test your home network speed (decoding results)
Wired vs. wireless
Wired connection is faster than a wireless connection. You may also experience signal interference when using Wi-Fi.
To fix this, you can either re-position your router or change the wireless channel number.
Also check out our article 8 tips to effectively increase your wireless router signal.
DNS servers from most ISPs are not very fast, and thus can reduce your bandwidth range.
However, you can get free and fast DNS server addresses instead of OpenDNS: Search faster DNS and improve the speed of your Internet
Although the length up to 50 m should be just fine, in an attempt to keep the cable as short as possible.
If you rely on long cable, go with Gigabit rated shielded cable network (STP CAT5E or STP CAT6). In any case, avoid bending or stretching both affect performance.
Many programs use the connection for data transmission, and to monitor the situation,
or download the updates. You can control the programs and access to the Internet and eat up your bandwidth scale through the use of a firewall.
If you are using Windows 7, take a look at this article: Managing Windows Firewall best protection with Windows 7 Firewall Control
Limit reserve bandwidth
Per default, Windows reserves 20% of the width of your bandwidth for automatic updates.
You can reduce the amount of operations and prevent windows from getting “special treatment.” Enter> GPEDIT.MSC in Windows Vista or 7> Start menu or enter in dialogue> Run in Windows XP. Under> Computer Policy expand> Administrative Templates, click> Network> QoS Packet Scheduler and double-click> limit the bandwidth of the reserve. By default it’s not configured. Click> Enable and set> much bandwidth (%) to 0. Finally application> and reboot.
Scanning for malware and make sure not hijacked your computer.
Worms can use the network to replicate and thus will slow down your internet connection. Use up-to-date anti-virus and anti-malware tools to prevent infection in the future.
Protect yourself with 7 Security Downloads core must be installed or refer to the best of our page Windows alternative tools.