If a reduced speed modem cable connection is hindering your enjoyment of the Internet, causing slow surfing and long waits for Internet pages to download, the settings on your Shaw Cable Modem may not be optimized.
Some cable modems have the potential of reaching Internet speeds of 3 Mbps under ideal circumstances. Keep in mind that the major causes of slow Internet speed may affect anybody, whether you have cable, dial up or DSL. The cause of slow Internet speed might not be your modem at all, so the following steps should be done first.
Things You'll Need
- Shaw Cable modem
Establish your current Shaw Internet Modem speed by opening your favorite search engine in an Internet browser and searching "test Internet speed." Run one of the tests that come up in the search results. Shaw Cable modem speeds should be between 1-2 Mbps for downloads and only about 275 kbps for uploads.
If your measured speeds are below expectation, you may wish to go to your local computer software store and buy cable modem booster software. Some popular applications include PC Booster 1, PC Booster Software 3.0, and Modem Booster 3.0.
Be sure to speak with a knowledgeable salesperson to make sure the software is compatible with both your computer and your Shaw Cable modem.
Install the modem booster software according to included instructions. Insert the CD-ROM and follow the directions appearing on your display. Follow the instructions accurately and completely to successfully install the software.
Run the modem test again to see if this fixed your problem. If your download/upload speeds haven't increased, then the problem is likely not in your Shaw Cable modem, but rather some problem with your computer.
Tips & Warnings
- Some software may not be compatible with all computers and modems.
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