How to Increase Modem Speed

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Increasing your modem speed lets you browse the Internet quicker, download files faster and stream videos more productively. The modem in your computer is set at a certain speed, depending on its type. However, there will be several situations in which will not receive the fastest signal that your modem supports. Follow these steps to make an instant upgrade.

Things You'll Need

  • Ad-Aware, Spybot and AVG Modem booster
  • Download and install Ad-Aware, Spybot and AVG Anti-Virus. You can obtain these programs from Download.com (follow the link in Resources), and they are completely free. If your modem speed is suffering, you may have viruses, adware or spyware on your computer. These programs are simple to use, and will assist you in getting rid of bad files on your hard drive.

  • Change your browser settings to shorten web-page loading times. Though all browsers are different, each one has "Tools," "Preferences" and "Appearance" tabs. Take a few minutes to go through each of the options. You can choose to not display pictures or Flash videos and change other aspects of loading pages.

  • Close all programs while downloading and viewing web pages. Press Control, Alt and Delete at the same time to check for applications running in the background. Close all programs you do not need while you are using your modem. Also, close extra browsers and web pages you do not immediately need to use.

  • Purchase Modem Booster. The manufacturer claims that this product works on all types of connections, and will allow you to play online games, download and surf the web up to 300 times faster than your current connection. Log on to the Modem Booster website (see the link in Resources). At the bottom of the page, click on "Buy Now." Check the quantity of your order, then click "Next." Enter your personal information and payment details.

Tips & Warnings

  • Do not purchase any program to increase your modem speed without researching the company. Frauds are rampant on the Internet. Before giving your credit card number to any company, find out more about it first.
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