Troubleshooting Slow Browsing

There many times when you feel like pulling your hair. This commonly happens when urgent work and a slow internet connection are involved. At times like these, several remedial measures that can be taken.

Browsers are usually at fault because over time they tend to get bloated with residual data. Generally with Internet Explorer and Firefox a quick clean up of the Cache, History and Cookies will enable a boost in performance. Another problem here is that both these browsers are resource hungry so they sit on your system in an inefficient way. You might want to consider switching to Google’s Chrome browser or Apple’s Safari browser to speed up your browsing.

If you are experiencing slow connectivity at home, you should check all the other computers that are attached to the router. Sometimes big downloads that are in progress or even viruses on these computers can be the cause of the problem. A virus scanner will quickly get rid of the malicious software and in the case of downloads, you can always pause them until you are done with your work.

Sometimes you will notice the connection slowing at particular times. When this happens, you should observe it for a few days and maintain a log of the times. This will be useful when you get your ISP to investigate the matter. In the worst case, there may be something physically wrong with your cable. Your telecom provider will be able to fix the cabling that you had installed at your house. For the internal cabling you, will have to consult a third party who will be able to repair or replace the network cabling that exists currently.

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