How to Speed Up Rogers Wireless Internet

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Ted Rogers entered the cable television industry in 1967 by founding Rogers Cable TV. Today, Rogers offers a variety of communications-centered services including wireless, home telephone and Internet services. Rogers offers a variety of wireless Internet service plans, each which provide different access speeds. Upgrading your service plan or hardware devices may help increase your service speed. In addition, computer performance can affect how quickly your Internet service responds. Several measures may be taken to help speed up Rogers' wireless Internet service.

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  1. Upgrade your Rogers service plan. Wireless Internet service plans' download and stream speeds vary. For example, the Rogers Lite plan is great for streaming video, while the Express plan offers faster HD streaming capability. Review your current plan and determine if upgrading it to Rogers Extreme Plus or Rogers Ultimate Service is an option.

  2. Upgrade your wireless Internet hardware. Currently, Rogers offers three wireless routers---the standard modem, Wireless G Gateway and Wireless N Gateway. Contact Rogers and request a hardware upgrade. You can either rent the router for a monthly fee or purchase the device.

  3. Download and install drivers. Drivers are small programs that facilitate communication between your computer and other devices. Visit the Rogers website to download and install updated drivers. See the Resource section for a link to the site.

  4. Defragment your computer. Fragmented files substantially affect your computer's performance. Click "Start," then "Control Panel" and "Performance and Maintenance." Click "Rearrange items on your hard disk..." to open the defragmentation utility. Click the "Defragment" button to begin the process. Your computer may take several minutes to hours to complete the process. Once complete, restart your computer.

  5. Move closer to your access point. Make sure your computer is located near the access point. "Proximity to the wireless access point or router, as well as physical obstructions, can affect the quality of your Internet connection," according to Microsoft. Try placing your computer on the same floor as your router if you live in a multi-level unit.

  6. Perform computer maintenance. Your computer's performance can impact the speed of your Internet experience. Clean your computer by performing a defragmentation, running a virus scan, and cleaning up unused files on your hard drive.

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