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Given that we’re all sick, stuck indoors, and not able to associate in person, we’re relying on the internet to keep us from going stir-crazy. And given that we’re not always this demanding, you may find your home internet is groaning under the pressure. Here are a couple of things you can do to help.

According to Recode’s Adam Clark Estes, the global internet basement is administration the demand fairly well — speed deficiencies are more likely to happen on the customer side. So while the internet seems to be captivation up pretty well about speaking, you might start to see some slow-down on your side depending on how much you’re using it — say, if you’re alive from home now where you weren’t before. Here are a few tips to avert this.

First, a disclaimer: there’s only so much one can do to make their home internet faster. For the most part, you’re going to be at the mercy of your Internet Service Provider (ISP). If your ISP provides, for example, 70 mbps download speeds, that’s as fast as you’re going to get. To check and see how fast your internet is currently, try using Ookla’s SpeedTest site. Also test speeds on assorted sites or platforms — it could be that one site is having adversity befitting up with demand (Recode cited as an archetype a local library’s website).

Many of the usual video alive platforms have absitively to lower their video affection in order to help bottle internet speeds, but video alive still demands a lot of bandwidth. If you’re seeing slow-down in your home, maybe ration using the internet for such tasks — only one person in the house either watching Twitch, Netflix, or whatever video site you prefer.

Try abutting some of the accessories with an ethernet cable if possible. A wired affiliation means there’s one less device acquisitive the wireless, so you should see a slight uptick in speeds. There’s also the old chestnut that moving your router might help speed things up, but your breadth may vary on that one.

Good luck, and may your internet remain strong while you’re apartment in place!

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