What affects your internet speed?

Nobody likes slow internet speeds, and why should we? As people living in the 21st century, we’ve come to expect fast speeds and most of the time, we want things and we want them now. That being said, if you don’t have the inclination to twiddle your thumbs and wait for things to get better, then knowing the probably causes for your slow internet will help in getting one step closer to finding the solution.

In majority of cases, we tend to blame our ISPs for the slow internet we receive. You may not be wrong there, but there are other factors that result in slow speeds. If you want to know more about these factors, nothing makes it clearer than this infographic created by BlueGadgetTooth which very clearly states ten factors that affect your internet speed.

Ranging from your device’s OS, to even getting hardwired, certain factors can help you improve your internet speed.

Just like the case of too many cooks spoiling the broth, if there are too many connected users or devices placing extra loads on your network, your speeds will slow down to accommodate all users. You should check if there are any bandwidth hungry devices connected that shouldn’t be.

Many a time, I’ve had multiple devices hogging the bandwidth even when they weren’t in use.

Even the sites you visit could cause cyber threats to attack your devices and their security. One of the most annoying things online has to be all the spamware and pop ups that clog up your bandwidth. These could hide in your device and slow down your internet speeds. Running and anti-virus check from time to time will help remove this factor.

So if you want to avoid suffering from continuous buffering, lagging and slooooooow data transfers, take a look at the infographic and see which factors could be your problem.