How to Test Your Slow Internet Speed

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The internet speeds differ from place to place. The internet might be good and or not and whether you have slow internet speed or not. In some places, the internet speed could not go up further than 100 kbps. There are also places where the speed could only go up to certain speeds when they are downloading from certain servers. These are only several causes of slow internet connection. There are several other more reasons for why the internet speed in your place is slow. When you are looking forward to a fast internet connection, then knowing the possible cause of your slow internet connection will be the best way to overcome your internet speed problem.

 

The Cause for Slow Internet Connection

 

Just like what has been mentioned before, there are several reasons why the internet connection speed could go down. Here is a list of the possible causes of slow internet speed:

  • The first main factor is the place where you are. Depending your ISP (internet service provider), your internet connection might become so low when you are using it outside the ISP internet coverage range. This is not a good place to start an internet connection. For example, you live in a country side, then you usually would have a problem getting a good signal from your ISP. Either you change your ISP into the one that covers your living place or you move to some place closer to the ISP center so you can get internet coverage from your ISP there.
  • The next cause is the hardware problem. It might be your modem or router that is broken or does not have a good performance. You can try setting it other places or you can re-configure the moder or router to produce a better connection.

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  • If those two are not the problem, then it might be that the suspect is the background downloading. Among computer applications, there are several software that download files or updates automatically. The download would not be shown and this is sometimes the cause that ‘steals’ the internet speed from your browser or downloader. You might want to un-check automatic update options from all of your applications and software.

Those are the probable cause for your slow internet speed.

 

Test your Speed

 

After you have tried fix all those possible cause, try to check your internet speed first with internet speed test. There are a lot fo software or online sites where they will check your internet speed with the program of the application. That is how you should be able to know the internet speed you have and consider whether the problem is already solved or not. You can use the internet service or get a speed test software installed to your computer and see whether you still have slow internet speed.

 

It is pretty easy these days to get fast internet connection. There are a lot of ISP covering various ranges of areas around you. Some of them even would cover rural sides of the country. If you stiil cannot get any internet at your place, it is a good idea to switch to a sattelite internet for no more slow internet speed.

 

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