How to improve your internet connection and lower your ping?

Your Internet connection is doing its own? Do you have trouble getting a download speed and a proper ping? Discover our hardware tips as software to optimize them.

Frequently the loading speed of our computer or our smartphone is experiencing a slowdown. You have the impression that your network is dragging its feet, so start by testing your connection with Tom’s Hardware and nperf.

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Do you have a wired connection?

If you are connected to the Internet via a cable, several solutions are possible. First, make sure you have Category 6 Ethernet cables (CAT6), they buy themselves for a pittance and can make the difference.

If you use a CPL Kit, know that there are many, but they do not all have a high transfer speed. Prefer CPL kits that are labeled Gigabit. Please also note that an old power grid can seriously degrade the performance of your connection, it will sometimes be preferable in this case to go through a good Wifi network rather than a bad wired network.

Do you have a wireless connection?

In Wifi, many other factors can degrade the quality of your connection. A Wifi point placed in height is preferable. Then check that no object comes to create signal disturbance between your devices and your box. Some structures can have an impact: drying clothes, wall bearer Try as far as possible to place your box wisely.

Finally distance is also an important cause of signal loss. A box placed on the floor of a house will have its signal reduced to the second floor, in which case investing in a WiFi repeater.

Finally, too many connections on your box can also cause a slowdown. Example: a computer with a few smartphones and a TV connected to Netflix can put your connection on your knees. Check which devices are connected to your network using the Wireless Network Watcher software. And if necessary, change the wifi password.