What to Do If Your Home Internet Does Not Perform Well

Wireless interference, broadband router, and many other technical issues are going to affect the stability and speed of the net connection. Get to know about those issues and fix them accordingly that slows down your net connection.


  1. Check the settings of your router for speeding up the connection of your net

The main center of a network is a broadband user. It is solely responsible for the slow connection of internet. For instance- incorrect MTU setting will lead to problems regarding performance when setting high or low. Make sure that settings of your router stay consistent with documentation of manufacturer and ISP.

  1. Avoid that signal interference that slows the speed of internet

Specific wireless connections usually perform terribly probably due to obstruction of signals. Your system needs to resend the messages for overcoming the signal overlapping. Sometimes your neighbor’s wireless networks could also interfere with your system. Position your router again for better performance. Users can even change the channel number of Wi-Fi. The device needs to be close to the router for a better connection of Wi-Fi.

  1. Beware of worms and other malware

Internet worm is one malicious software app that spreads from one device to another device via networks. If the PC gets infected by a net worm, then the connection will become slow. Keep an up to date anti-virus software for removing the infections.

  1. Stop Background Programs that Hog Bandwidth

Some software apps run in the background that is behind other applications. Some of the applications have been designed for outstanding work. Programs and games that work with videos need proper bandwidth. Sometimes you forget that programs have been running in the background.

  1. Ensure that your router and other network are working well

When the cables, routers, and modems are not working correctly, then they do not support network traffic properly. There are various issues in the networks that affect functioning negatively. For fixing the fault, arrange and configure the gear again while working with several configurations. Decide to bypass the router, swap the cables and test with many devices for isolating slow performance.

  1. Check if your network speed is slow or not

Run the speed tests at times for checking the quality of the net connection. The tests will tell if the local computer connection is impaired or not. Maybe the issue lies with your system. Your system may struggle for maintaining maximum performance. Sometimes the issue is with the computer because it is overtaxed not because of the network.

Edward Lewis is a self-professed security expert; he has been making the people aware of the security threats. His passion is to write about Cyber security, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. He writes for Norton security products at norton.com/setup.

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