You pay for 16 megabits per second, but in fact not even provides your DSL connection half the bandwidth? Then it’s time to take countermeasures.
Es is a recurring theme among the Internet users in Germany: the lame DSL connection. The full speed, so impressive sounds in advertising, in any case reaches hardly anyone. But often trickles only a fraction of the bandwidth of the line, which has promised the provider. How much it actually is, you learn quickly and easily with the Speed Test of ULTIMATE TECH NEWS . If the difference is severe, you should act.
- 0.1 More speed for DSL connection
- 0.2 10 top tips to increase the pace of DSL
- 0.3 Connect your DSL optimally
- 0.4 If your router supports ADSL2?
- 0.5 Place your wireless device optimally
- 0.6 Start the DSL test only from a device
- 0.7 Configure your network card with TCP Optimizer
- 0.8 Not check your connection via WiFi
- 0.9 DSL providers do not change hastily
- 0.10 Assign a new wireless channel on the router
- 0.11 Buy a new router with higher wireless speed
- 0.12 Keep talking to your provider
- 0.13 Changing providers creates perhaps Remedy
- 0.14 LTE as an “emergency” for the country
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More speed for DSL connection
Many users like this instinctively think to change providers. But just when in your area technically anyway DSL with a maximum of 16 megabits per second (Mbit / s) is possible, the change of provider is hardly a help. Even the new provider relies on the same lines and network techniques. You should first take action itself, which can be realized in large part for free and without any great effort. Which they are, refer to the following photo gallery.
10 top tips to increase the pace of DSL
Connect your DSL optimally
In many apartments or houses there are several conventional TAE telephone sockets. The connection to downstream TAE second doses may cause speed loss. Tip 1 Connect the splitter, so the first device in the DSL-chain, preferably with the first TAE phone socket in apartment or house.
If your router supports ADSL2?
For DSL and VDSL 16,000 hardware is needed, supports ADSL2 or VDSL technology. Point your connection to the new technology, even an actual modem or router you fresh is usually provided. Older DSL devices support not necessarily ADSL2 or VDSL. Tip 2 Check with the manufacturer of the router if it supports the maximum speed of your connection.
Place your wireless device optimally
Various obstacles affecting the optimal distribution of wireless radiation in apartments and houses. The worst wireless blockers are steel and highly water-bearing / -containing components such as water lines, floor heating and wood. The wireless speed can thus be greatly reduced. Tip 3 Ask your DSL router has to offer. Often, it helps if you do not put it on the floor or table, but in the closet or simply push a few meters to the side. Who wants to transfer wireless over several levels, should provide the wireless antennas on the router horizontally. This increases the wireless range across floors. In addition, you increase the range of your router using wireless repeaters . What also always helps: compile computer and wireless router closer. Prima Alternative: With power line network adapters to get your Internet access in every room, which has an outlet.
Start the DSL test only from a device
If you go through a router to the Internet, you have the advantage of being able to surf the Internet with several computers simultaneously. The Internet connection is divided into the network but on the respective devices. Therefore internet speed results are lower, are ever more integrated into the computer network and the Internet line charge! Tip 4 Run the DSL speed test then made if only one computer on the network is logged into the router.
Configure your network card with TCP Optimizer
The network card in the desktop PC or notebook must be optimally adjusted. As a rule, it is that too. If not, is the TCP Optimizer the ideal values for your DSL line one. Tip 5 Use the utility TCP Optimizer to configure your network or wireless card ideal for the DSL connection.
Not check your connection via WiFi
Wi-Fi is and none of the tips provides reasonable success? In many cases, the interference in the wireless network are too large to maximum exploit the speed of the DSL line. Tip 6 Disable the wireless network and connect the desktop computer or notebook via cable to the DSL modem. Important: Turn on additional safety programs as a firewall in Windows from and use in multiple doses, the first telephone socket of the apartment. To ensure that the unit is the maximum possible speed.
DSL providers do not change hastily
My DSL is slow worm? The first reaction is often to try to change the DSL provider immediately. Attention: This does not in any case an improvement in your situation. Even competing providers you can not necessarily assure a faster access. Reason: You use the same lines and the same network technology. Tip 7 Short term fluctuations in DSL speed are normal. With long-term measurements you can prove beyond reasonable doubt that your connection is not only occasionally, but generally is too slow. The optimized DSL Speed Test of ULTIMATE TECH NEWS stores all measurements at the request of registered users and displays them in a personal overview.
Assign a new wireless channel on the router
You use a wireless router? Then it may be that neighboring WLANs adversely affect the performance of your wireless network, especially in a densely populated city. Tip 8 Change the wireless radio channel. Often routers are set to the same channels. Which channels run the equipment the neighborhood, you can use the software in SSIDer check. Select a channel that is as far away from the most busy channels
Buy a new router with higher wireless speed
Your router is already a few years old? Then it may be that he does not make the DSL speed of 16 megabits (Mbits) and more. Straight router that transmit data to the wireless g standard, working too slowly. But even under the current models there are speed differences. Tip 9 Who has a b- or g standard router, should change to a n- or ac-default router. Its data transfer rate is much higher. Alternative: Replace at least on the website of the manufacturer, the firmware of your current router. That brings some tempo increases
Keep talking to your provider
If all tips unavailing, the slow pace is probably no doubt that you are using the wrong equipment or settings. Tip 10 The last instance: the DSL provider. Not always he can help, but in some cases, about the exact remeasuring the DSL line, he makes at least for enlightenment.
Changing providers creates perhaps Remedy
The situation is different if you have alternatives to conventional DSL connections. Here VDSL come on fiber optic technology, the cable connection or mobile communications technology LTE in question. All of these possibilities are based not only on a different technology, but even provide much higher speeds than DSL classic: Up to 200 M bit / s in there.
LTE as an “emergency” for the country
Especially Internet via LTE is the only way to travel quickly into the net for many people in rural areas. Because where the providers have the DSL expansion hardly promoted for reasons of cost, LTE was first developed. To come up with a special LTE router, the mitliefern providers in the contract, also to benefit from broadband internet so when you went on a fast DSL or Cable connection online.