It’s important to locate exactly where the problem appears. Like a true Sherlock Holmes you can check out all your devices to see which ones slow down and do a process of elimination. Do you have multiple devices and are they all slowing down? Then it’s best to check the router or modem first. Restart the device by switching it off and on.
Does your internet behave well on a fixed line but not on wi-fi? The quality of your wi-fi connection is often influenced by your environment. To get the best reach, you could:
Not all software uses equal volumes of internet traffic. Downloadsoftware or video and music streaming sites are notorious for their massive consumption of bandwidth. You could try to boost your surfing speed by disabling services like Deezer, Spotify and YouTube during working hours.
If your connection seems slow and there is no obvious way to correct the problem, for instance when you’re surfing on a hotel network or similar, you can still try and improve things by doing the following:
Try not to multitask. If you want to work faster on a slow connection, it’s best not to open your mails and five browser sessions at the same time. Your connection will be faster if there’s only one programme using it.
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