Top 5 Tips to boost your Computer Internet connection Speed

Increase Internet SpeedIn this dynamic world of technology, no one can wait for a fraction of second for any action/work result. Then, why should we wait for a webpage to load and a file to download. In other words, whether you are at home or in office, having a fast and intense internet connection has now become an indispensable component of your daily life.

My friend was surprised when I downloaded a file in 51.2 seconds whereas my friend have to wait for 2 minutes to download the same file with the same internet connection in his laptop. He asked me to share the tips I am using to speed up my internet connection. Are you also worried about your internet connection speed slowed down and not getting the full speed you are paying for?

Did you know? The standard broadband speed is 512 kilobits per second (kbit/s or kb/s) and is 10 times faster than dial-up that is just 56 kbps. As a result of which most of worldwide internet users (presently about 2.5 billion) are moving away from dial-up internet access (requires disrupting your telephone service) to Broadband Internet access.

Rank wise the three most popular ways to deliver broadband internet connections are DSL Broadband, Cable Broadband and Satellite Broadband.

First of all you should check your internet speed with the help of various online resources viz. SPEEDTEST.NET, SPEEDTESTINDIA.COM, NETSPEEDOMETER.COM, SPEEDTEST.NET.IN, SPEED.IO, BSNLSPEEDTEST.IN etc. to see if you are actually getting High Speed Broadband Access.

How to calculate time to download/ upload a file with your internet connection speed. Suppose your current bandwidth connection speed is 1.10 Mbps that means you can download at 140.8 KB/sec [1.10 x 1024/8]. Some terms to understand your internet speed results:

Kbps: Kilobit per second transfer rate. There are 8 bits in a byte, so we would divide kbps by 8 to get KB/sec transfer rate.

Mbps: megabits per second transfer rate. 1024 kilobits equals one megabit. Mbps is the industry-standard used by ISPs (Internet Service Providers).

There are so many factors depending on which a broadband internet connection works to browse a webpage or download a single file from any web address. I am plotting some most effective tips and tricks on your screen device which will not only speed up your internet connection but at the same time you will be able to enjoy the full bandwidth quota i.e. percentage of connection bandwidth.

A) Remove the Reserved Bandwidth for System:

Bandwidth is the amount of data that you are allowed to download/upload at any given time. I am not going to discuss the technical part but just for the general concept one should note that in a computer system there is a QoS (Quality of Service) Packet Scheduler which controls the percentage of connection bandwidth that the system can reserve.

Internet Service Providers (ISPs) promise to provide you a certain speed, but sometimes you do not receive that speed on your device, there are lot of reasons which may cause slow internet speed and one of those reasons bandwidth reservation is most common.

By default, your computer system may reserve up to 20 percent of the network bandwidth for QoS traffic handled by the QoS Packet Scheduler to improve the performance of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) applications, video conferencing and Internet Protocol (IP) telephony and windows updates etc.

Therefore, you may follow the following steps to set the bandwidth limit to 0 (zero) for speed up your browsing and downloading files:


Press the Windows logo key ⊞ Win + R to open the Run command window.


Now, type gpedit.msc and press Enter or click on OK button to open the local group policy editor window.


On the left side column under computer configuration select/ click on Administrative templates and on the right side column double click on Network > QoS Packet Scheduler > Limit reservable bandwidth.


In the open window, select Enable and reduce the bandwidth limits percentage to 0 (zero) and apply it.

NOTE: If you disable this setting or do not configure it, the system uses the default value of 80 percent of the connection. However, if a bandwidth limit is set for a particular network adapter in the registry, this setting is ignored when configuring that network adapter.

B) Turned off Updates:

Yes, it’s true. There may be some applications running in the background for the latest updates even after closing your web browsers. Thus, you should turned off the update options from all your applications and softwares including windows updates. You may set the update option for manual update and update them once in a sennight.

C) To accelerate internet, speed up your Computer:

To run fast, you must be healthy/ energetic and accordingly, to gear up your internet connection speed your Personal Computer (PC) and Laptops shall also be very fast and clean from any malicious softwares. Therefore, remove all unnecessary softwares which are not usable at all.

Did you know? Whenever, you download any data into your computer, install and uninstall any programme on your PC, it results various registry fragments, lots of bereaved startup tasks, temp folder and files and various unused processes or services etc.

Accordingly, if you will not check and remove those unnecessary stuffs as mentioned above, it harms your computer system and resulting slow down PC and crash more frequently.

D) Clear Browsing Data:

Sometimes, your internet connection will boost after cleaning all browsing data from internet browsers. To clear/delete the browsing data viz. browsing history, download history, cookies and other site and plug-in data, empty the cache, saved passwords, saved Auto-fill form data, data from hosted apps and de-authorise content licenses etc. press Ctrl + Shift + Delete

E) Contact Internet Service Provider (ISP):

This is very simple but effective as because if you are not getting the internet speed you are paying for then contact your Internet Service Provider (ISP) to find out how much speed you should be getting. Change your plan to the next level and enjoy.

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