- Step 1: Install a router Install a router to negotiate the best connection between you and the web while resolving connectivity issues.
- Step 2: Disable Add-ons and Plug-ins Disable unused Add-ons and Plug-ins through your internet browser. While they help you view content, they also waste bandwidth when they're not being used.
- TIP: Ask a tech-savvy friend to help you if you're unsure where to look or are uncomfortable doing it on your own.
- Step 3: Increase the browser cache Increase your browser's cache to stop downloading repetitive content from websites you visit frequently, like your homepage.
- Step 4: Turn off automatic services Turn off automatic downloading services such as podcast subscriptions and automatic virus updates. Do these when you're not surfing instead.
- Step 5: Avoid peak hours Avoid using the internet or trying to download large files during peak hours. This is typically from mid-morning to mid-afternoon.
- FACT: At 40 gigabytes per second, a 75-year-old Swedish woman has the fastest residential uplink in the world and can download a full-length movie in about two seconds.
You Will Need
- Moderate computer literacy
- Tech-savvy friend (optional)