7 Tips to Boost your Internet Speed Without Spending Money
In the Era of trending and high-speed Internet connection, buffering types of people are always left behind.”
- Sahani Baleshwar
Like most people who started working from home, the slow Internet speed is the major problem that needs proper solutions, especially here in the Philippines.
On one survey way back 2017, the Philippines ranked no. 69 out of 78 countries which has the slowest Internet speed with an average speed of 5.5 Mbps in accordance with the research of Akamai Technologies. While on Mobile Internet, the Philippine ranked no.72 out of 87 countries having 7.0 Mbps of an average Internet connection according to Open Signal.
In that case, our country would be considered as one of the top countries with the slowest Internet connection around the world. Generally, this would be a terrible outcome for a country that boasts a tech-savvy population.
However, there is information throughout the web on how you can upgrade your Internet speed but not all of them work properly. Some information was fake or somewhat expensive. So here are few tips on hacking your Internet speed without spending money. Also, you can read how to increase online security and how many of you are concerned about Internet privacy once you read this article.
So let’s get into it: “Hacking internet speed without spending money.”
1. Put a Password on Your WiFi
Wifi password prevents hackers from accessing your home wireless network, stealing bandwidth and viewing your traffic. Having a password on your wifi is good as it helps you keep hackers away and keep your neighbor from connecting to which makes your connection to slow down.
Always use the Advanced Encryption Standard to encrypt data. AES encryption is a secure and most speed-friendly security option.
2. Cut off the Unused Devices
Another tip to troubleshoot your connection problem is to reduce the number of unused devices that are currently connected to your network. The less the computer or mobile phone connected to your router may help reduce background traffic.
3. Move Your Router
If ever the first and second tip does not work check up on your router if, see to it that your router is switched on. If yes, then probably placed at the wrong corner of the house. Make sure that your router is highly positioned as you can.
4. Restart Your WiFi Router
There are lots of tips to troubleshoot a slow Internet speed and this one is the easiest option to reconnect. Rebooting your router gives time to restart software making it work properly.
Just like any other computer, it applies to a router and it helps speed things up. Although rebooting helps improve your internet speed time, it does not permanently improve overall speed so might as well stick with other tips.
5. Use an Ethernet Cable
There’s another step that you can do if the previous idea does not work anymore. You can actually amplify the speed pulse signal to get the maximum bandwidth. You’re gonna need any kind of electrical tape, two rechargeable AA batteries.
The first thing you need to do is to find the ethernet cable between the router and the modem and unhook that cable. Be sure that you only touch that cable and not fiber lines, if ever you have, they’re very delicate.
What you’re going to do is to coil the wire around the battery to amplify the signal.
6. Changed the Channel or Band
One of the main reasons for slowing down Internet speed. You might want to change it or try to cooperate with your neighbor. If they are using the same wireless frequency band and have a lot of people using it, it probably interferes with each other that causes both your router to slow down.
7. Call the ISP
After all of what you did and still, nothing happens to your speed connection, seek professional help with the Internet Service Provider. A service technician might be able to address the problem that only a professional can do. If you have more concerns or inquiries, reach out with ISP and ask questions.
These are some ways of hacking your internet speed without spending money. It is imperative to understand these methods, especially that today’s norm is working at home which requires fast internet connection speed.
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