Run the program from the link first. Then follow coolspot's advice. Run the test again. If you get an improvement of 30 to 50 % you fixed it. If not it's your carriers fault. You can call them and threaten to get a new ISP Here's the link. http://www.speedtest.net/
For faster web browsing a different Browser may help, as said before Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome tend to do the job. Overall Internet connection (i.e - not just browsing along the internet) can be sped up by getting close to your wireless access point (if you're using wifi") or Connecting to the internet through means of ethernet cables (of course you will need an ethernet port to do this). Other options would be to limit what programs on your Computer/Network are using up your bandwith, getting some form of internet optimization program (not exactly sure if these work but if they do, it could be some valuable help) or even upgrading/changing your internet service. Of course the problem may be that there is too much traffic on the network you're on, in which case, the problem (as far as I'm aware) isn't easily solvable.
change your router. I have an older D-link GAMING ROUTER DGL-4500 that works flawlessly. there is a newer model N750 which really rips up the track. This really makes a difference. Also, switch service providers. I've tried them all and most cable networks are great. Verision FIOS fiber optics are the best. ATT UVerse is terrible. Get off dial ups altogether.
Have you tried deleting some things that you have taking memory and storage? If not try that. Also, run your daily scans (If you have Norton) or delete some browsing history. That can back up files too. Don't forget to clean out your recycling bin if you decide to delete any pics or videos ......
1. Deleting junks and temporary files. 2. Don't bookmarks to much websites, they are actually keeping the links in your computer, more bookmarks, more heavier, more slower. 3. Do not put a homepage on your browser. Best to start it in private mode. They may less your browser history. 4. Like I said, delete your browser history. 5. Uninstall some useless application, the more the heavier and slower.
1. Right click my computer, choose properties, advanced, settings button in performance, select the radio button for best performance. 2. empty anything at all from the startup folder, usually in all programs. 3. start, run, type in msconfig and enter - click startup tab, uncheck anything not related to your antivirus or internet connection utilities and exit (you will need to restart). If your system needs it, it will turn on again anyway and if you need it you can start it manually or go back and check it again (another restart). This one stops all of the stuff that runs in the background so that it saves you 2 seconds in case you use it. Meanwhile it ties up your ram slowing EVERYTHING else down. This stuff will start anyway when a file or action needs it or if you want it you can start it from an icon.
You will need AVG Anti-Virus 2013: This will help get rid of viruses that could be slowing down your computer. You can get a free trial for a couple days. Then you will need to install AVG PC TuneUp. This will find problems that could be slowing down your computer. You can also get a free trial of this. I suggest running the initial scan. If you understand the program, I would suggest running some other scans that they give you during your trial. After that, you should install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. That will help you get rid of malicious programs that are hacking your computer, therefore slowing it down. My old computer had over 100 viruses and it took forever to load a single page. You can also get a free trial of this. Finally, you will need to de-fragment your disc. AVG PC Tune-Up can take care of this, but I suggest doing it this way: Go to your My Computer folder. Right click on your Local Disc, AKA C Drive, or C:. Once you do that, it will come up with a list of things you can do. At the bottom, there will be a option labeled "Properties". Select this, go to the "Tools" tab, and then click Defragment Now. You can also do the disc cleanup.
It depends on what browser you are using. I like Safari or Google Chrome. Also, you should clear your internet history and cookies. If you have any unwanted or unused internet tabs open, you should get rid of those as well. Hope this helps!
If you're using a router it should be placed in a good spot for best signal strength. Usually the middle of the house is good. Performing simple things like clearing history, system checks, etc could boost performance.
clear your browser history. It would also help if you check your favorites/bookmarks folder. See if some of the things in there are really necessary. And another way to improve speed is to keep your computers disk-space clear. If it's full, everything on your PC will be slow.