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How to get the fastest Internet connection

Internet connections are tricky, the speed of your connection depends on how you are connecting to the Internet and if you are downloading information or uploading information. There is more to Internet speeds than what your Internet provider tells you. When you sign up for Internet access, the speeds that you are being told is just a guide: Weather, traffic, and what you are doing will change your speed. Read this article to know more on how to get the fastest Internet connection.

Different types of internet connections

The fastest Internet connections depend on many factors, but how you get your Internet is a big clue. If you are using dial-up Internet access, you will not be able to go as fast as cable lines or broadband Internet access over the Internet. Your Internet browser also makes a difference, Google Chrome is a fast Internet explorer because the browser is not as bogged down with add-ons and features. When you start adding extensions and other add-ons to your browser, accessing different websites will take longer because you are asking your computer to do more than it did before that you added the extensions. Connecting to a home Wi-Fi network Even though services vary, it is safe to say that DSL and cable are extremely fast Internet options. Connecting to a home Wi-Fi network is usually faster than connecting to 3G networks for mobile phones and tablets, but it depends on what sort of Internet is powering the Wi-Fi connection, and how strong the 3G network signal is, as well as the amount of traffic sharing the Internet connections.

Checking Internet speed

Before that you make changes to your system, you should check your Internet speed. You can go to the CNET bandwidth metre at Reviews.cnet.com (internet speed test to see how fast your internet access is). You should try the test at different times during the day to see how Internet traffic impacts on your speed. Once that you do this for several days, you will get an idea of what your Internet speed is in practical terms. If you have broadband, DSL, or cable, your Internet company may be willing to sell you faster Internet access (in terms of download and upload speeds). You can also make adjustments within your browser, particularly by downloading low-resolution photos and streaming low-quality videos instead of the higher versions.

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