How To Increase Broadband Speed On Windows

Windows 10 was released by Microsoft years ago and seems to be working well with the users in many aspects. As its downside, Many users have reported slow internet speed issues on Windows 10. This can be credited to various background services like automatic system updates or to other services that use a lot of network bandwidth due to poor customization of settings.

Nevertheless, you can follow some steps to increase your internet speed. There are many ways to address the issue of internet speed on your windows computer. They have been tried and tested and somewhat have given results to increase internet speed on windows. So, here are some of the ways you can follow to increase broadband speed on windows computers.

Steps to increase broadband speed on Windows
increase broadband speed on Windows

How To Increase Broadband Speed On Windows

1. Turn off background apps

You might not realize but there are many apps running in the background on your windows computer. They also sometimes update and therefore causing your broadband speed to slow down. Hence, it is important to close the background apps when not in use. to do this, follow the steps below.

  1. Go to your computer settings.
  2. Click on privacy>background apps.
Settings>privacy
Step to delete background apps in Computer

3. You will be given a list of apps running on your computer. Turn off the apps that are running in the background and you don’t need it.

Toggle off background apps you don't need
Turn off background apps

2. Change DNS server

Here are the steps you can use to increase broadband speed on your windows by changing the properties in your DNS server

  1. Click on Windows button +X.
  2. Click on Network Connections.
Network connections option
Changing DNS Server

3. Click on change adapter options.

click on change adapter options

4. Right click on Ethernet and click on properties
5. There will be a list of options. Click on Internet Protocol Version 4(TCP/IPV4) as shown.

change DNS properties
DNS properties page

6. Click on ‘Use the following DNS server addresses’.
7. For Google DNS type 8.8.8.8 in the first tab and 8.8.4.4 in the second tab. If you want to use OpenDNS, type in 208.67.222.222 in the first tab and 208.67.220.220 in the second tab.

change DNS properties

3. Disable Windows update

Software updates also take a lot of bandwidth and in turn decrease your network speed. Although it is not a recommended option, still if your computer is facing connectivity issues, you can go on to disable the updates on your computer. Here is how can you can disable updates on your computer.

  1. Click on settings
  2. In search tab, click on Windows update and then go to advanced options.
advanced options in Windows update

3. Toggle off the button under ‘Allow downloads from other PCs’ option.

Toggle off the button under Allow downloads from other PCs

4. Empty the TEMP folder and flush cache

It is necessary to clear TEMP and cache files that might accumulate over time on your computer. These can cause storage space issues as well as connectivity issues. To clear TEMP and cache files, follow the step down below.

  1. Click on Settings
  2. Click on System. Then click on Storage.
click on Settings>System
System Setting page

3. You will see temporary files option. click on the option.
4. Delete the TEMP files you don’t need on your computer by checking the box and clicking on delete.

view the temporary files on your computer
Deleting TEMP files on computer

Following one or all of the above steps has significantly shown improvements in the internet speed. Try these methods if you want to increase your broadband speed and let us know if you were able to solve the connectivity issues you were facing. Give your views in the comments.

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