Obviously, the first step to get a faster internet connection is to sign up with an ISP plan that provides faster broadband internet connection. But this may not guarantee you a 100% reliable and optimal connection. Even if the ISP connection is fast, there can be other bottlenecks which might prevent you from getting the maximum potential. Here are some steps which can be implemented to get the best from your internet connection.
Get a quality router
Most ISP's offer a router bundled into the package. It’s easy for customers to take the bait as these routers are offered at an affordable price, lesser than the router price available in market. They also offer these routers on a monthly rent which is a small amount added to your internet bill.
The problem is, most of these routers are old used ones of sub standard quality, technologically lower end which provide sub-par wireless coverage and ill equipped to handle multiple connections without less deterioration in quality.
My recommendation is to buy a new router. Spend a few extra bucks to get a high-quality router. Modern routers come with a fast processor, extra RAM and better network switch. This provides you with a better wireless coverage and provides faster, reliable connection even with multiple devices attached.
Position your modem and router properly
Position of modem and router is very important for getting a quality connection. You need to make sure the broadband modem is located close to the incoming feed. The cable line coming to the house should not be split before reaching the modem which will degrade the signal quality. The line should be connected directly to modem without any splitting up for better signal quality.
The router should be placed centrally to the area where the connecting devices are most likely to be placed. Modern routers have omni-directional antennas to ensure optimum wireless coverage in all directions.
Use the optimum DNS servers
DNS servers are used by computers to find the corresponding IP address for a website name and vice versa. Every time you enter a website name, the DNS server is busy finding the IP address of the website that you are trying to access. If these DNS server is sluggish or bogged down, it will slow down the process of finding the IP address and thus causing latency.
There are DNS benchmark utilities available which can help you determine which DNS address is the best for internet connection in your area. By selecting the optimum DNS address, it can improve your internet experience. Find out how to select fastest DNS server for a faster internet connection.
Following the steps should help you in getting a reliable optimal and faster broadband internet connection.