Most of us have experienced Slow Internet Connection. This article will help you how to deal with a slow internet connection. You may often have slow internet connection when you use shareable Wi-Fi internet connection such as limited bandwidth.
Below tips to work smart when you are hit with a slow connection and helps to get your work done on slow internet connection.
How to Fix Slow Internet Connection?
Simple Steps to do when you are hit with a Slow Internet Connection.
First of all, Turn off Web images, Adobe Flash plug-in, Java Applets /Java Script in your browser settings which use more bandwidth.
Switch to the fastest DNS settings.
Switch OFF data downloads
When you have a good connection, there may be lots of stuffs running in the background that you may not even know about.
Check with NetLimiter for Windows and Little Snitch (our Little Snitch review) for Mac OS X.
Those tools will show you the details of software is accessing the Internet (torrent downloads, Twitter apps or even Windows update).
You should stop those activities manually.
Switch OFF auto-refresh
Just check your web browser for tabs that have elements which auto-refresh, Twitter / Facebook.
Go to the browser setting and Stop Auto Refresh option
Switch to HTML View on Gmail
When you open your Gmail, you will see a slow loading bar.
Have a look at the bottom-right of the screen, where you will see “Load basic HTML”. Click that and you’ll get a leaner, faster Gmail access.
Switch on Opera Off-Road Mode
The latest Opera version 15 is awesome browser like Chrome browser.
Latest Opera browser has great feature called Opera Off-Road Mode. It is similar to the older Opera Turbo feature.
You can enable this feature that will make Opera lower the quality of every image on every page, in turn loading the page faster.
Still you have an option to right-click and ask for a full-res image if you need it.
To switch it on, click on the Opera button and choose the option as shown in the image.
Use “netstat” command to determine all processes, other than web browsers and something which secretly connecting to Internet in the background.
You should block them using the Firewall tool.
I have been using Opera Mini 5.1.22303 on the latest 126.96.36.1995 deicve software of Blackberry Storm 2 (9550) using BIS on O2 Ireland. When I am in locations with good coverage or WiFi (such as home, around town in open areas, etc.), Opera Mini works fine. However, when I am at work where the wireless coverage is not great, Opera Mini will not work even though the Blackberry browser is working at the same time. For example, I will lose BIS connection occasionally during which no internet applications or services will work. When I get BIS back, Facebook will work, emails will come in, and the Blackberry browser can access websites. However, Opera Mini cannot connect. It tries connecting for 2-3 minutes then times out. It simply does not work.I have tried changing APN settings from open.internet to blackberry.net, I have tried changing all settings in Opera Mini, I have tried different websites, battery pulls at work, changing deicve software but nothing works.What do you think is causing Opera Mini not to access web sites when Blackberry browser can? It is frustrating that I can still access web using the BB browser but I want the functionality of Opera Mini and it should clearly work. How can I fix this problem?(I know the wireless coverage is bad because I occasionally miss phone calls without hearing them, text messages come in late, BIS loses connection, etc.)