Watching your favorite series load at a snail’s place can be very frustrating especially when you’ve just signed up with a brand new fixed wireless NBN plan. After a rather tiring day when all you want to do is sit back and relax, you then suffer through slow Internet speeds at home. What do you do?
There are a lot of factors that influence the speed of your fixed wireless NBN connection. If your brand new NBN service has been delivering subpar performance, what interventions can help you speed it up again?
Here are tips on how to increase your Internet speed and other helpful solutions for NBN subscribers:
- Identify the speed of your current NBN service plan
The first thing you need to do after installation is to check the speed of your connection. Checking the speed will provide you with baseline data of your connection’s standard speed. As a rule you need between 0.5 and 1.5 megabits per second to watch a Netflix show in real time. To watch shows in better resolutions, you need 3 megabits per second for DVD quality shows and 5 megabits per second to stream HD shows.
Do not expect to get ideal speed results if you live in remote regions. Although you have an NBN fixed wireless or satellite connection, it is impossible for NBN service providers to deliver maximum speeds to all subscribers at the same time.
Bear in mind that you will naturally experience reduced speed during peak hours, as everybody attempts to go online at the same time.
- Reset the router to increase Internet connectivity
If Internet speed pattern is slowing down during your speed diagnostics, the next step is to implement tips to enhance its speed.
Router reset will resolve any modem-related glitches that you may have at home. This is one of the common causes of slow Internet connections. The simple resetting of your router will speed up your Internet.
- Close unnecessary programs
Close all programs or applications that you are not using at the moment. Unnecessary programs may be hidden from view, but can significantly slow down your Internet connectivity. Close tabs that you aren’t using or restart your browser if you still continue having speed problems.
Call us on 132 800 to check the available NBN Internet plans in your area.