5 Tips to Boost Your Broadband Speed

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Sooo…you make the switch to a faster broadband plan but your internet still sucks?

This is a common issue with most internet users but the problem can be addressed by using these tips:

Step 1

Go to a speed test tool like speedtest.net to see what your current download and upload speeds are. This will give you an idea of how fast your internet is.

Step 2

Restart your router. Some routers have a reset button at the back, the ones without can be turned on and off by flipping the power switch (wait 10 seconds before turning the power on again). Once you’re back online, wait for a few minutes before you check your speed test again.

Is it any quicker?

Yes? Fixed….perfect!

No?

Ok, on to the next one…

Step 3

Check the speeds on another device. Run the speed test in the same place to ensure the least number of variables change and note what the results are.

Have the speeds improved?

Yes? It’s probably time for an upgrade because the problems seem to be your device.

No, still slow? Ok….next step.

Step 4

Get an Ethernet cable and plug in your device. Internet speeds are faster when wired. Connect your laptop or PC straight to your router and conduct another test.

Any improvements?

Yes? The problem is with your Wi-Fi connection. Check our tips for improving a Wi-Fi connection.

No? The problem is either on your router or the broadband plan itself.

Step 5

If you’ve gone through all these mentioned steps without any success, then it’s time to switch your Toronto Internet Service Provider.