6 Different Ways That You Can Speed Up Your Business Broadband

Currently, many businesses across the nation are demanding for a faster and better broadband connectivity, and your business cannot afford not to. Today, countless businesses are using broadband to expand their clientele base, maximize growth opportunities and enhance their bottom line profits. Many of them are achieving this by email marketing, holding video-linked meetings, delivering customer services and conducting training. But all these tasks often require businesses to have a high speed internet connectivity to sail through all these. If you are yet to do so, you should try to make your broadband faster so that you can enjoy the benefits to the fullest. Here are some of the steps you can take to make your broadband faster:

Update your firmware:


Ensure that you have installed the latest drivers and firmware in your modem, router and network adaptor. Many communication hardware companies are continuously enhancing the software inside these devices, and avail the updates as soon as they are complete. Examine manuals of your hardware and determine how to upgrade to the new firmware.

Normally, it involves going to the website of the company, downloading it and then configuring it in your modem or router. However, it is best to hire a professional to do this work so that it is done properly. Failure to use the right software or going wrong in any step of the process can damage your hardware beyond use.
Try tuning your software:


At times, your broadband might be slow because you have not tuned your software properly. If you are still using Windows XP in your business computers, you need to tune your software to enjoy faster speeds. When Microsoft was first developing XP, broadband was still a dream. The OS was optimized for dial-up modems only. Subsequent updates have proved useful but sometimes the OS acts up.
You can use a broad range of network-tuning tools to tune your XP software to enjoy great speeds. For instance, if you are using Firefox browser, you can utilize FireTune. Other kinds of operating systems such as Windows Vista, 7, 8, and Linux have been designed to work with high-speed connections.

Tune the access points:



Many businesses are within cities. While this is good for business, it might not be so great for Internet connections. For instance, you may have realized that you enjoy faster Internet when connecting to your broadband directly without using wireless networking.
This is because there are many Wi-Fi connections nearby that interrupt your wireless signal. However, since using a wireless connection is much more convenient, you prefer this to connecting directly to your broadband. The good news is that you can increase your speeds by changing the channel of your wireless network.

Unplug other equipment as much as possible:


Most modern equipment generate plenty of electrical current at the same frequency as DLS uses to send data, when functioning normally and when they have minor unnoticeable faults.
Whether at home or in the office try to unplug as many electrical appliances as possible including microwaves, radios, televisions and even the printer. If speeds improve, plug everything back together one by one until you find the one causing the problem.

Clean your machine:



According to experts, the majority of all network slowdowns are due to unwanted malware, software and adware, which take up resources to perform tasks you are do not need and are not aware about. Hence, you should aim to clean your machine as regular as possible using antivirus.
You can also use other software tools to run speed test online and how to fix them. Keep your antivirus and software up to date and scan anything before you allow it into your network. It is also important to clean you hardware regularly may be after a few months to ensure everything is running efficiently.

Talk to your Internet service provider:

If you have tried everything but nothing seems to work, you can always contact your Internet service provider and request them to run some tests. You do not need to experience a breakdown to get in touch with them. Your ISP will be happy to assist you in any way they can. With just the click of a button, you ISP will run tests on both ends of the line and pinpoint where the problem is on the network, and then fix it.

Today’s feature writer, Nancy Baker, is an active blogger who enjoys sharing her insight on tech related topics online. She writes for Connexus, a company providing broadband services to Australian businesses. She enjoys unwinding at the beach during her leisure time. You can follow her on Twitter @Nancy_Baker.

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