Thursday, June 9, 2011

What is slowing down your Internet connection?

Many people use the Internet and are most likely sitting there are wondering what is slowing down Internet connection? They often neglect to look at the obvious causes that could be making the Internet connection is slow.

Playing online games

Playing online games is a major cause of a slow Internet connection. We all know that this happens but we do not know how to fix it. Different online games cause different problems with Internet connections. For example I have heard of the World War Craft making the Internet slow and I know the trouble that it can cause on some peoples home networks. This

Network interference
101 things can go wrong on your home network. There could be some little setting that is causing your Internet connection to be slow, or it could be something such as are faulty device. Many people face home network problems and do not know where to start to find the problem. It is easier and if you have a common problem which is more obvious, however if you have uncommon home network problems they are a lot more difficult to find and sort out.

Computer softwarePeople often install computer software and do not realize that this software is hogging the Internet connection. It is a well-known fact that programs like Skype slowing down your Internet or even those file sharing programs such as Utorrent and Bittorrent.

There are also other things going on in the background such as Windows updates and virus updates downloading, programs searching for updates, and who knows what else?

If you are having a problem with a slow Internet connection the first thing you need to look at is what is running on your computer. If there is nothing that you can see that could be causing a slow Internet connection, then I would start to look at the settings and your network devices. Sometimes a router might have a problem, or maybe your modem.

Now days we are all used to a fast Internet connection and it is not acceptable when something is slowing down your Internet connection.

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