Slow Internet browsing

What are the reasons for slow Internet connection and can it be improved?

No matter what bandwidth you use, Internet connection can be slow at times due to various other factors. The type of Internet connection you use is, of course, the most important factor in determining your connection speed. The three most common website connections are dial-up, DSL, and cable. Among these, cable is the fastest; both DSL and cable are faster than dial-up. Even in the dial-up connection, you could improve the speed in various ways. First, use the fastest modem you could. With fast modems, you could send and receive information at a rate of 56 kilobits per second (Kbps). You could access up to 45-50kbps data rate. Second, make sure that your phone line is in good condition. If the phone line is not good, you might pick cross signals from other systems. Also, there are events and conditions that you could not control. Even with a fast connection, external factors, such as busy websites or spreading computer viruses, could slow the entire web. Popular websites could become overwhelmed with users. If the website isn't prepared to handle large traffic, you might encounter delays.

Following are some of the solutions to fix the problem of slow Internet connection:

  • Change the browser version

  • Check the settings

  • Proper system scanning

Change the browser version

If you are using any of the older versions of browser, Internet connection will slow down. You need to change the version of the driver to fix this issue. You could access the latest browser version from the web. You only need to take care of the authorization of the website. The Microsoft website provides all the proper updations of the browser, and if you download from here, you don’t need to worry about incompatibility issues.

Check the settings

Sometimes customized settings of the browser may result in slow browsing experience. In Internet Explorer, you could change the settings in the Internet options. In Mozilla, you need to check the options in the tool menu. In both these cases, you could see the advanced options. You just need to confirm the settings that you think will solve the issue.

Proper system scanning

Malwares present in the system will not allow you to access some website. In this case also, you will face slow web connection. You need to perform the complete system scanning to remove the malwares from the system. Through this the system will be cleaned from malwares and you can access the website properly.

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