Resolving Slow Network Speed in Windows® 7
Get to know more about ways to resolve slow network speed in Windows 7
Some types of network connections are extremely slow compared to others. Generally the average speed of dial up Internet connection is 56Kbps. ASDLS is faster than dial up network service and which offers an upload speed of 256Kbps to 1024Kbps. Cable Internet connection is faster and is followed by various high speed fiber optic connection services. Windows 7 is one of the latest operating system released by Microsoft with some additional features. Multiple users and high activity on the Internet or across your Internet provider's system might affect the connection speed and the rate at which you browse on the Internet. The high traffic that occurs on a particular website may limit your Internet activities and cause your network to slow. When multiple users access the Internet simultaneously, the cable Internet connections are sometimes affected by it and limits the Internet activity and restricts the bandwidth available to you.
Given below are the causes of slow network speed in Windows 7 and ways to enhance your surfing speed:
- Malicious activity
- Tips to speed up the network
One of the important causes to slow down your computer connection is the effect of spyware, viruses and some other malicious programs. Malware such as Trojans and other programs are capable to monitor your computer activity and send the collected information to the surveillance destination on a distant server by using your Internet connection. Thus, malicious activity is the common cause to reduce the network connection speed on a computer system.
Due to the effect of network viruses the overall performance of a computer system might be reduced. The malicious programs that came from network not only affect the network connections but also it affects the software or hardware pieces that are on the computer system. The viruses are created or programmed in such a way that it can replicate and transfer itself to all the connected devices. You can remove these malicious programs by using the proper antivirus software.
Tips to speed up the network
To speed up your computer network connections, check whether the antivirus program on your PC is updated. These programs can protect your computer system from spyware that can infect and significantly slow down your computer. If your PC is clean and you are still experiencing a slow Interent speed, check the network connections and the network card to identify whether they have the appropriate settings and drivers. A network card with the wrong settings or drivers installed in the computer system could negatively affect computer performance and slow down your browsing speed.
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