How to improve your fixed Internet connection? Some tips to increase your Internet speed

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A slow internet connection is not inevitable. There are many tips to improve your Internet speed, whether through the WiFi network, by choosing your box or simply by changing your Internet offer.

What to do when the speed of my fixed Internet connection is too slow? When you have a simple ADSL Internet connection, it is not always easy to improve the speed of your network, whether it is WiFi or wired in RJ 45. Here are some tips to improve the Internet speed of your computer and your network in general.

How do I know the speed of my Internet connection?

Before you even want to improve your Internet connection, you need to know precisely how slow your Internet speed is. And to do this, you must go through a flow test. There are a lot of them on the Internet (Speedtest or Google's do the job perfectly).

A speed test makes it possible to measure very precisely the speed of its Internet connection (here on optical fiber).

Reading the result of this internet speed test is fairly straightforward. The result is systematically expressed in megabytes per second (or Mb / s) and makes it possible to evaluate its connection speed, which is called the bandwidth. In Spain, it is considered that, depending on certain bandwidth levels, its connection speed can be qualified specifically:

  • 0 to 30 Mb / s : Internet connection speed is considered low. This is a typical ADSL / VDSL2 Internet connection.
  • 30 to 100 Mb / s : The Internet connection speed is considered to be "very high speed". This is a typical Internet connection of a good VDSL 2, for example, or of certain so-called "very high speed" offers.
  • Beyond 100 Mb / s : it's fast internet connection speed. Optical fiber, for example, promises a connection speed of between 100 Mb / s and up to 1 Gb / s, or even 10 Gb / s in the most extreme cases.

The Spanish government allows you to know what the flows are in your municipality thanks to its “observatory” tool.

The easiest way to improve the speed of your Internet connection is to change your Internet offer and ideally switch to a Very High Speed ​​or Fiber connection by performing an eligibility test. Red by SFR, for example, offers a very simple offer that allows you to switch to very high speed for 23 euros per month (very high speed or fiber).

Discover the very high speed RED box offer at 23 euros per month

How to improve your internet access without changing your offer

Knowing whether or not you have fast internet speed is one thing, but it is not always possible to change your internet connection. In this case, you should apply some basic advice to improve your Internet connection speed and therefore that of your network.

Being wired, with an Ethernet cable (or RJ45) is the best way to make the most of the connection speed of your Internet box.

The first of these is promote the wired connection as much as possible. The WiFi connection has the advantage of eliminating cables, but often this is despite the download speed. Particularly if you are connected to an Internet box of an Internet operator, where the quality of the WiFi network is often poor. RJ45 cables might be cumbersome, but they make sure you get the best possible internet speed.

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