Hard Drive Recovery Associates, a data recovery service company based in Irvine, California, is pleased to announce that they have recently published an article on their site that offers some suggestions on what to do when the Internet is slow. A slow Internet may become more frequent as more people work from home and use the Internet to hold business meetings and schools hold virtual classes. With the demand for Internet connection drastically higher, it is reasonable to expect Internet connections to slow down noticeably. Nevertheless, there are some things that users can do help solve the issue.
The first thing to do, according the blog post, is to check for any apps or programs that tend to slow down the Internet because they use up a lot of bandwidth while running in the background. One example is Windows Update, which may be downloading some updates in the background even without the knowledge of the computer user. Google Play may also do the same, automatically downloading updates for some apps. It may be a good idea to temporarily turn off such apps when the Internet is slow and then turn them on again when going offline.
Another potential cause of a slow Internet is interference with the Wi-Fi signal. This signal interference forces the computer or mobile device to keep on resending messages, which slows down the Internet significantly. The problem is that this interference may come from a variety of sources, including the neighbor’s wireless networks and even from certain electronic appliances, such as the microwave oven. Furthermore, building materials, such as concrete, stone, and metal may impede wireless signals and mirrors and other reflective surfaces can result into erratic Wi-Fi signals.
There are a number of things that can be done when there is signal interference. First is to relocate the wireless router so that it is far from appliances, other routers, and dense building materials. A second way is to unplug appliances and devices when they are not in use. Third is to avoid using too many wireless gadgets simultaneously, particularly when they are close to each other. A fourth method is to try using a different wireless frequency and/or a different wireless band. Fifth is to upgrade the wireless router or at least its firmware.
And finally, it may be a good idea to check on the router and network equipment. The first step is to test the Internet speed using an Internet speed test app and compare the results with the speed that the ISP has promised. In the event that the Internet is slow because of the ISP, it is important to double-check to ensure that all cables and wires are securely connected and to inspect the network equipment for any damage. If nothing seems to be wrong, a quick reset may do the trick. If the problem persists, it is time to call the ISP.
The ISP may inform the user that there is currently an outage or problem in a particular coverage area and this is affecting the user’s Internet speed. If not, their customer service agent may suggest some tips but after following those tips and there is still no improvement, it may be time to upgrade the plan.
Or the issue may have to do with the modem or router. It may be that there is a need to upgrade the router. The router may require a software update, it may have broken ports, or it may be outdated.
And if all else fails, it may be time to call on a professional to do the troubleshooting. In the same way, when a computer user experiences a hard drive failure and is unable to access very important files, it is time to call on the professionals from Hard Drive Recovery Associates. Whatever the device, they have the experience and knowledge to recover data from the hard drive. And 98 percent of the time, they are able to recover files from failed hard drives.
Those who require data recovery services can take a look at the Hard Drive Recovery Associates website, or contact them through the phone, or via email. They can be contacted every day of the week and 24 hours a day.
“headline”: “Data Recovery Service Provider Offers Some Tips on What to Do When the Internet Is Slow”,
“description”: “Don’t fret if your Internet service is slow. Here are some tips to consider.”,
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