If your Internet connection is slow, there are a number of methods to speed it up. All people like faster browsing but they don’t know how to speed up the speed of internet connection. There are some simple tricks to enhance your internet connection speed.
You can try below tips when you have faster internet connection and still facing slow speed while surfing.
1. Flush Your DNS Server Cache.
When you use the Web it sends information to the DNS server of your internet service provider. DNS server manages a massive database that maps domain names to IP addresses. Most operating systems and DNS clients will automatically cache IP Addresses and other DNS results, this is done in order to speed up subsequent requests to the same hostname. Sometimes bad results will be cached which slower down your internet speed and therefore need to be cleared from the cache in order for you to communicate with the host correctly.
Flushing the DNS on Windows is an easy process,
Open the command prompt (Start –> Run –> tyep CMD –> Press Enter) and type the following command and hit enter:
You will get below message.
Windows IP Configuration
Successfully flushed the DNS Resolver Cache.
If you are running Mac OS X Leopard, you need to do the following.
Open up a command terminal and type the following command.
If you are running Mac OS X 10.5.1 or below, you need to run following command in command terminal.
Linux Flush DNS
If you are running the nscd Name Service Cache Daemon then you will need to do the following.
Open up a command terminal (either as root or run step 2 with sudo)
and run the following command.
2. Delete the Temporary Internet Files and Cookies.
If you haven’t cleared the temporary internet files and delete the cookies than also you face slow internet speed. You should delete cookies, delete temporary internet files and delete browser history at least once every month. By deleting these files you will help speed up internet and keep up your PC healthy.
3. Close unnecessary open pages.
Too many pages open at the same time will definitely slow down the speed of the internet. Having many pages that open means spending more energy to read what’s in the windows browser. The second aspect is that many web pages using dynamic refresh function. So even if your browser window (or tab) only one you can see, he can actually take bandwidth. The amount of memory, both RAM and video memory is also related to the amount of memory Windows will be spent by an open application.
4. Use OpenDns to Enhance Internet Speed
OpenDns acts as an alternative to your default DNS server or your internet service provider. If the DNS server of your ISP is slow, the time it takes to resolve the web address adds up to the overall loading time of the website and slow down the web surfing.
To change from DNS server of your ISP to OpenDNS, simply add the following server addresses to your LAN and Internet connection.
Go to Network Connections > Right Click on Local Area Connection > Properties > Select Internet Protocol (TCI/IP) > Properties. A new window will open now select radio button of Use the following DNS server addresses and write down below IP in that boxes.
Preferred DNS Server 188.8.131.52 and Alternate DNS Server 184.108.40.206
This is simple and free, but it really helps to make web surfing faster, safer and protects you from phishing attacks.