Saturday, March 31, 2012

5 Simple Guides to Speed Up Your Internet Browsing For Free

When you are faced with a slow internet connection, rest assured you are not alone. While the problem may be with the actual internet connection, it may also be in large part due to the programs installed directly onto your computer. Now, you can easily speed up Internet explorer without delving into many hassles. Follow below the enumerated piece of instruction and you will see in a short time how effectively you can work faster on your browser without any external mechanism attached to it.


Step 1 - Close All Internet Programs

The first thing you must do to get a faster connection is to close the programs that might be secretly eating away at your connection speed. The Internet works be giving each user a certain "bandwidth" which determines how much data they can download at once. It's often the case that programs such as AIM, Skype and Outlook use up a lot of this connection, slowing your browsing & download speeds. Close all the programs which might be using the Internet.

Step 2 - Clear your browsing history in Internet Explorer
We're not even going to open Internet Explorer to do this. Just go to the start menu on your computer's desktop, and click control panel, then Internet Options. If it's not already selected, click the General tab, then under Browsing history click delete. From the bottom of the pop up window click delete all, then from the new pop up window mark the box that says "Also delete files and settings stored by add-ons", click yes. Click OK, close the control panel.

Step 3 - Setting the Number of Connections per Session.

Internet explorer limits the number of connections it opens when you click on a link to open an new web page. Microsoft did this to comply with HTTP 1.1 standards but it also really slows down things when you open a new website and download the sites images. So to change that go to the start menu and select run. In the run command type regedit and click OK to open the registry editor. In the registry editor navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER SoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionInternet Settings. Here change the MaxConnectionsPerServer and MaxConnectionsPer1_0Server to a number you wish. That's it, once done restart windows and you are all set. Just a note that this will effect all windows applications that use the internet explorer api so if something else is not working right that is why.

Step 4 - Update your modem

In some cases, this is easier said then done. I realize that some people may not be able to go out and spend $80 or $90 on a new modem every year or two, but this may be just what you need to speed up your internet. Many times, if you have had your service in place for more than a year or two then you would be eligible for an upgrade on your current modem. Call up your ISP and ask. You may be surprised.

Step 5 - Look for a Fast Browser

Let's admit it, Internet Explorer and Opera are both slow and often take a long time to load, hindering you from having that fast internet connection you really need. You can try other browsers such as Mozilla or Google Chrome, which are current favorites of most net users because of their swift speed when it comes to web browsing. They are free to download online so no need for you to spend money.

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