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Why is my Internet so slow?

Internet connectivity has become an absolute essential in the past few years. There have been a large number of updates and upgrades in the way we know internet technology to be. The markets, over the years, have improved a lot, and have resulted in the arrival of upgraded mobile internet technologies too. However, no matter how fast the connection is, the question that we often find asking ourselves is – why is my internet so slow! Let us take a look at why:

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Why is my internet so slow?

There are a number of reasons resulting in slower internet speeds. Let us take a look at a few of them. Without wasting a minute more let’s look at the reasons for your internet is slow all of a sudden?

Because of Torrents & Downloads 

The next time you catch yourself muttering “why is my internet so slow” next time, just ensure that your torrent applications are turned off. We also advice the users to check their browser downloads, or any other applications which can, or are consuming the data. In many occasions, it is not just the internet connection which is at fault, but these apps which are eating away your bandwidth.

The Wi-Fi Connectivity

Before calling your service provider and asking them the question: why is my internet so slow, you need to know that in many cases it is not the internet connection, but the wi-fi connection which is causing this problem! To know if it is really the case, users are advised to check out their internet connection while sitting closer to the Wi-Fi Modem/Router or by using a LAN cable.

The Router might be at fault

At times, it might be the routers fault leading up to slow internet speeds. Routers help amplify internet connectivity in bigger homes. At times the routers are not able to do their job in a manner that they are supposed to, thereby resulting in slower internet speeds in some areas of home, and restricted connectivity. That can be the reason why 20% of people search for “Why is my internet so slow”.

Being Used by Others – Update Your Password

At times, it is also possible for other unwanted users to connect on to your Wi-Fi network, and cause a reduction in your download speeds by eating up the bandwidth. Users need to take care that their passwords are strong, and are private. Sometimes the answer to why is my internet slow is that there are other users using it illegally. To ensure this does not happen, users should update their passwords from time to time and keep a strong password. This is again a reason why most of the users end up searching for “Internet so slow”

The ISP is to Blame!

There are times when the fault is not in any equipment or on apps that are consuming the bandwidth, but with the Internet Service Provider is itself facing issues in delivering the optimum speed. This might be due to a fault in the line which comes from their end to your end, but this might very well be one of the most common answers to the question of why is my internet so slow!

Article written by Karan Paul

Fond of football, and particularly of Manchester United, Karan is a law student from Rajkot. However, he has been writing technology for the past 2 years. He covers day to day news stories for Newsient, and loves to play around with the newest of gadgets! Contact him at karan@newsient.com