A slow Internet connection can be extremely frustrating when you are working online. You can contact a computer technician, but they will most likely charge you a large amount of money to just look at your computer. To avoid repair costs, there are some simple tricks you can try on your own to fix a slow Internet connection.
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Run a virus scan on your computer. If your virus and spyware protection are up-to-date, the scan will detect any offenders and remove them from your computer.
Unplug your modem and wait a minute. Many times resetting a modem will fix the slow Internet connection.
Perform a system restore on your computer. This allows you to undo any harmful changes that you have made to your computer that could be causing the slower Internet.
Free up space on your hard drive. Routinely removing temporary Internet files and programs that you no longer use will help keep your computer running efficiently.
Test your connection. Many Internet providers will allow you to use their site to check to make sure that there is not a problem with your connection.
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- You can also try a new Internet browser to improve your Internet's speed. Many people have found that switching to Mozilla Firefox from Internet Explorer has helped.
- Contact a computer technician if none of these steps have fixed the problem.