Slow Internet Speed on Windows® 7
What are the reasons for a slow Internet browsing in Windows 7? What are the tips to fix them?
The type of Internet connection used is the most important factor which determines your connection speed. The three most common Internet connections are dial-up, DSL, and cable. The DSL and cable are faster than dial-up. Many Internet providers offer Fiber Optic Service which connects to the Internet using light over an optical network. The advantage of Fiber Optic Service is that it can provide higher speeds than traditional copper wire connections such as DSL or cable. Some Internet providers come up with multiple options, depending on the area you are in. If you use a dial-up connection then there are a couple of ways to optimize your Internet speed. While connecting to a wireless network, your Internet connection speed can be affected by both your computer is location and other wireless devices. Wireless networks operate on frequencies that are similar to those used by other devices, such as microwave ovens or cordless phones which could create interferences. Spyware and viruses will definitely cause problems, and your Internet connection speed can also be affected by add-on programs, the amount of memory the computer, hard disk space and condition, and the programs which are running.
Tips to enhance the Internet speed in Windows 7 are discussed below:
- Network card
- Disable Browser plug-ins
- Clean registry errors
Use a Network Card to run only PPPOE agreement to connect ADSL. This will provide the exterior connection of Internet. You may use another network card to run other agreements in order to boost the performance so that the slow Internet speed would be improved obviously. Damaged network card can also affect the Internet connection in Windows 7.
Disable Browser plug-ins
A lot of browser plug-ins would be installed on your system automatically when you open Internet Explorer to visit website. Surfing speed would definitely be slowed down by too much browser plug-ins. Therefore, you have to identify and disable useless plug-ins in order to speed up your slow Internet connection.
Clean registry errors
Registry is a very important part of computer system. When you try to install or uninstall any applications on our computer, the registry would be changed and some of the details would probably be destroyed. It is better to clean and repair the broken registry entries regularly. Cleaning registry is also an effective method to upgrade the slow Internet speed. You need to take a backup of the registry and it is not advised to make changes in the registry without proper technical support.
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