Increase internet speed on windows 10, many users had an issue with slow internet speed since upgrading to windows 10. Fortunately, there are simple tricks that you can perform to speed up your internet.
Making any changes in internet check the current status of your internet at Speedtest. To run a test, the ping measured in milliseconds will let you know how fast you get response after you send out a request.
Low number ping means better performance it also test you download speed. Which is how fast you can pull data from the server to your computer and your upload speed is how fast your data is sent from your computer.
To others whether you use Speedtest or another internet speed testing site or app it’s always a good idea to check it periodically to make sure that you’re getting the advertised speed from your internet service provider.
Here are my internet settings which I recommend to all try once and see the whether these internet configurations works for you or not by changing network and internet settings.
1. INCREASE INTERNET SPEED BY MODIFY DNS SERVER
We’ll modify the DNS servers (Domain Name System) quite simply it’s process that translates domain names into IP address. Using DNS server not assigned by your ISP (Internet Service Provider) can make your internet faster.
To change your DNS server, go to the “Search Box” and type “Control Panel” click on it find “Network and Sharing Centre”. And select on the left side of this window click on “Changes Adapter Settings” right click on the “Internet” you’re using and select “Properties”.
Go down to “Internet Protocol Version 4” select it to highlight it and make sure that’s checked and select “Properties”. In the bottom half of this new window click on “Use The Following DNS Server Address”.
In this example we’ll use Google’s own public DNS for preferred DNS server enter “8888” and for alternate DNS server enter “8844”. When you’re done click on “OK” that’s all
If you want to try out other DNS server click on this link.: YouTube with an updated list of other free DNS providers.
2. INCREASE INTERNET SPEED BY TURNING OFF BACKGROUND APPS
This one is overlooked by most people but can have an impact on your internet speed turn off any apps or services. That can run in the background even if you’re not using them left click on the “Start Menu” and select “Settings” click on “Privacy”.
Then the left pane scrolls down and find “Background Apps” and select it now just go through the app listed and turn “Off”. The ones that you don’t want running in the background tying up system resources and feeding off your internet.
3. INCREASE INTERNET SPEED BY DISABLE P2P UPDATES
In the settings menu turn off peer to peer updates inside the “Window Setting” select “Updates and Security”. Now click on “Advanced Option” or else check on the left pane it shows “Delivery Optimization”.
Inside down there where it says allow download from other PCs turn “Off”. With this turned off you don’t need to worry about others in your household or strangers using your valuable internet resources.
4. INCREASE INTERNET SPEED BY DISABLING WINDOWS UPDATES
Turning off the automatic updates for windows is not a long-term fix but can be useful for those times. You need your internet speeds to be at their peak go “Search Box” and type “Services” click on it scroll all the way down.
And double click on “Windows Update” if the services status says running click on “Stop” then change. The Start Up type from “Automatic” to “Disable” then hit apply or ok to save your changes.
Just remember to turn it back on you wouldn’t want to miss all the great new updates. Or could possibly give you the blue screen of death some of you know what is it.
5. INCREASE INTERNET SPEED BY CHANGING WIFI CHANNEL
If you have multiple users on same Wi-Fi channel that can slow down the internet for everyone on that channel. This is common in apartment buildings or tightly packed neighborhoods to find out which channels have the least congestion.
Go to the “Window Store” and install “Wi-Fi Analyzer” open it up and select the “Analyze Tab”. This graph shows the Wi-Fi strength in your area for example I’m currently on the recommended channel which is 11.
If I were on channel 4 or 5 I would want to change the channel to 11 in the router settings in this article. I can’t explain how to access your wireless settings which can vary depending on which router you own.
You just need to find the option to change the channel and switch it to the recommended channel. If you are previously on congested channel after making the switch you should notice an improvement to your internet speed.
Learn more about latest Technology: WiFi 6 and WiFi 6E
6. INCREASE INTERNET SPEED BY DISABLING LARGE SEND OFFLOAD
Internet speed LSO which is stands for “Large Send Offload” is a technique of improving network performance. While at the same time reducing CPU overhead in theory it sounds great in practice it has been known to cause performance.
And slow down issues to disable it in the “Search Box” type “Device Manager” and selected go down to “Network Adapters”. And click the arrow to expand it in the list double click on your “Network Card”.
if you connect via Ethernet select “Ethernet Controller”. You can connect via Wi-Fi select “Wireless Adapter” in this example ill select “Ethernet Controller”.
Go the “Advanced Tab” in the list select “Large Send Offload V2 to (IPV4)” and the value to disable. If you have “Large Send Offload V2 to (IPV6)” set that value to disable as well when you’re done, click “OK”.
If you experience any issues you can re-enable it anytime.
7. INCREASE INTERNET SPEED BY ADJUSTING INTERNET BANDWIDTH
Windows 10 by default keeps away 20% of your internet bandwidth for its operating system and other related tasks. Which means you have only 80% of bandwidth that you can actually use here are the steps to get 20% back for you to use.
You will need to access the group policy editor for this one which is only available by default for the pro edition of Windows 10. If you’re using the home edition your first step is to enable the group policy editor here is the link: How To Enable Gpedit.msc In Windows 10 Home Edition
It shows the steps needed to enable it. To get started open the “Run Window” by selecting “Windows Key + R” on your keyboard. Or else you can right click on the “Start Menu” icon and select “Run”.
In the search box type “gpedit.msc” hit enter on your keyboard or click on ok. Be careful in this window this is how IT administrator keep you locked out of programs and keep you from making certain changes.
In the left pane click on “Computer Configuration” double click on “Administrative Templates” double click “Network”. Then double click on “QoS Packet Scheduler” where it says “Limit Reservable Bandwidth” double click on it to open a new window.
Choose “Enable” then change the bandwidth limit to “0” click on apply then ok to exit.
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