September 24, 2022

Step to take when downloads are taking too long

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The Internet and all its uses are unlimited in a sense. Millions of new websites are created and millions of downloads take place from some of these websites per day. Each day, thousands upon thousands of downloads take place from different sites per minute. With this breakneck speed at which downloads take place, there is absolutely no way an individual can download everything available online. In this sense, the Internet is unlimited. No single person will ever be able to reign in the Internet and use it to its full capacity. That does not mean, however, that you should not try to receive the best and fastest Internet available. You do not have to resign to having slow Internet or even stationary Internet that keeps you in one place when downloading.

There are a lot of uses for the Internet. With quality and high speed Internet, you are able to perform all the online activities you want without really worrying about connection speed or dropped connections. You can rely on your Internet connection for downloads, work, play and leisure.

Slow downloads are not just annoying but can also cost you a lot of stress, time and effort if you are in a hurry. Fortunately, there’s a very simple way to fix this problem which even a beginner can do. Here are some of the steps you should take to fix the slow downloads when surfing the internet:

Check your Internet Speed

The speed of your Internet connection is very necessary if you want really fast downloads. Nowadays, a typical broadband connection is considered fast if it’s over 1mb/s in speed. This typically means that the connection has the ability to download files at over 100kb/s. To test what speed you’re getting to your computer, you should Google “Broadband Speed Test” and then click on the first link. Run the test on the website and if it’s below your expectations, you should contact your Internet provider.

Acquire a Good Internet Provider

A good internet provider ensures that your internet speed and connection is always at a fast rate thereby ensuring you are downloading at over 100kb/s at any point in time. Whenever you are downloading from an internet provider with low quality broadband connection, your download is bound to be very slow and frustrating most times than not.

Good internet providers these days have the new 4G wireless network that is superfast and ensures quality and fast downloads at any point in time thereby eliminating slow downloads

Check Download Server Speed

If your connection is okay, the problem might arise from the “server” speed” of the download server. Whenever you download a program off the Internet, you PC is basically connecting to another PC (called a ‘server’) and downloading a series of files from that. If the Internet connection of the other PC is poor then you are going to have very slow downloads. This is an issue which cannot be fixed but you can try and avoid this by using another download server. You’ll have to Google the file name you want and it should show you some different servers (known as “mirrors”).

Clean Out your Browsing Registers or Registry

One of the major reasons for slow downloads is actually caused by the phones or PC used. Many systems download slowly because the settings inside them are unable to be read quickly or smoothly.

This is a problem which even the most advanced of Windows and android systems cannot avoid and is where your computer will actually save many of its most important settings in the wrong way, corrupting & damaging them. This will make them unable to be read – which means that when your PC wants to download a file and it needs to read a series of settings to do that, it will end up taking a lot longer than normal.

Most slow downloads can be fixed by cleaning out the ‘register’. The register is where all the settings for your PC are kept, and is where Windows/ android systems look for a series of ‘download settings’ each time you want to download a file. These settings show how to download files at the fastest rate possible, and it’s vital that they are in the correct standing. To clean out the register, you can use a ‘register cleaner’ which is a software application that scans through all the settings on your PC and fixes them.

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