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How to increase my internet speed

by youngcomputerlearner / February 5, 2013 8:43 PM PST

I have a crappy internet company in the name of frontier which i have DSL or ADSL (not really sure which one) but i do believe that my kbps is at 1.5. Now i just did a broadband test for my hard wire line and my wireless. My hard line kbps was 996 and my wireless was 936. This is well under the 1.5 i am paying for. Is there some software or something i can do with the network and sharing center to increase that speed? Thank you very much

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Re: internet speed
by Kees_B Forum moderator / February 5, 2013 8:48 PM PST

A speed of 0.95 for an advertised maximum speed of 1.5 isn't bad. It depends on the distance to the nearest telco hub and the quality of the cable between that hub and your house, so nobody will guarantee you'll get that maximum.

Maybe they offer a more expensive subscription with a higher maximum; then most likely the effective speed will be higher also.


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How to increase my internet speed
by tomerryder / March 28, 2013 10:36 PM PDT
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Internet speed is based upon your ISP (internet service provider). Any software claiming to increase your speed is a gimmick. The only way to increase your downloading speed is to upgrade your broadband connection.

You can increase the performance of your computer:

1) Clean up the disk. Uninstall unneeded programs (especially those that run at startup and/or put something in the system tray), run Disk Cleanup, and defragment the drive. This is a good first step that will almost always take a few seconds off boot time and application loads for any computer.

2) Stomp auto-starting programs. Click Start > Run and type "msconfig" at the prompt. Click the Startup tab and look at all that junk that loads when you launch your PC. Do you really need "Adobe Reader Speed Launch"? Probably not. Turn off anything else that looks useless, but be careful not to disable your anti-virus and important system components.

3) Run a full anti-virus and anti-spyware scan. I would recommend using AVG Free anti-virus, Malwarebytes and SUPERAntiSpyware remover. These programs are all free.

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