Possible Causes of Sluggish Internet and Solutions

Possible Causes of Sluggish Internet and Solutions

At 10/6/2023

Given that most of us are working from home, your home needs a good broadband connection. A high-speed internet connection can help you finish off daily tasks easily without any interruptions. You can also unwind post work streaming your favourite series online without any video buffering.

There can be times that you may have slow internet speed. Do follow this troubleshooting list to eliminate some of the basic reasons.

  • Adjust the antennas on your router
  • Double check your network security
  • See if the router is centrally located and there’s not much distance between your device and the router
  • Reconfigure your router and try again
  • If the above troubleshooting ideas don’t bring your internet speed back to normal, test your internet speed online using Airtelspeedtest. See if the speed offered by the network provider and the test results are matching

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Malware

Sometimes, it might not be your Internet Service Provider (ISP) or your router. It might be a possibility that your computer is infected with nuisance ware or malware. The malware often interrupts the performance of the internet. Therefore, it is important to keep your antivirus software up to date. If you think this is a possibility for slow internet speed, run an antivirus scan to rule out this possibility.

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Other reasons to consider for slow internet speed can be background usage of some of the applications installed in your PC and smartphones. If you don’t need those applications to work on internet in the background, then restrict it.

To avoid constant issues with your broadband connection, choose Airtel Broadband for your home and business. Enjoy round-the-clock, stable, and high-speed internet with us!

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