That’s fine if you’re completley happy with your Wi-Fi, but most people probably want more speed, coverage, and reliability.

It’s easy to overlook the wireless router sitting on a high shelf when upgrading your gear, but you shouldn’t.

This may mean that a worker from the company will be sent out to your house, and this can cost an additional fee.

Last Update February 28th, 2017 So you want to learn how to increase your download speed? Recently my area got upgraded to ADSL2 and with it my speeds increased quite a lot. And more importantly, I was shocked at how much extra speed I could get through my line by tweaking a few things around my house. This will let you know whether or not you are getting a lower rate than you should be. And with Australia unveiling the world’s most expensive National Broadband Network, we should be getting speeds of up to 10GB per second. So, back to the point, I managed to speed up my internet to 11Mbps from around 6Mbps. Now, 1 MB is equal to 1024 KB (kilobytes) so if you want to know how fast you are going to able to download a song or movie you should refer to the KB or MB per second rate as that is usually what they are measured in.

I was really surprised at how much the speed of my internet increased the amount of work I could get through; whether it was sending files, downloading and uploading images to blogs, or just loading new pages to read. The first thing you will need to do is test your current internet speed. A lot of European and American cities have super fast cable internet. NOTE: If you want to test your speed in MBps then go here and go and observe the download or transfer rate. People often say megabytes when they mean mega BITS. To find out how many megabytes that is you just divide by 8 which equals 1.44 MBps.

Try replacing old phone cables, sockets and lines and instead use shorter and newer ones. It is called power cycling and can often flush out a bunch of problems that affect your speed.

If you are really brave you can even reconfigure your modem with a new password as this can often refresh your settings at the end of your ISP and refresh connections. Update firmware and software regularly Your router/modem actually has it’s own software that you need to update regularly.

There are a lot of factors involved when it comes to your internet connection.

Luckily there's a lot you can do to try to improve your performance, and you could see improvements in just a few minutes.

There are some things you will need to check before we try to speed things up.

Once you know those things then we can move on towards getting your speed increased up towards it’s potential. Test a different modem/router The biggest cause of slowed down internet is a bad modem.

It is worth doing an isolation test by removing your phones and replacing them with different ones (borrow a friend’s) and see whether you get better results. Plug in Wifi is nice but wireless internet is often a tad slower than if you plug in to your modem.