I can imagine you nodding in agreement, to the time when you’re tucked in your comfiest comforter, slowly sipping hot chocolate as you munch on your favorite caramel popcorn hoping to kick start America’s Got Talent’s streaming marathon. Just when you have started cherishing Terry Crews’ gorgeously muscular physique, the wind chimes of hell start chiming, and the horror of buffering kicks in. The obvious culprit? Slow internet!
Take your Spectrum internet package subscription as a speed limit on the highway of digital data, and highways do get jammed if there’s a sudden flow of extra traffic. Well, in the case of the internet, this usually happens when everyone is back home from work, done from the day’s tasks, sparing some time for themselves. The time when every other person jumps on the data highway and there is higher than usual traffic thus jamming up the flow of data. In some instances, the ISP has to step in to mitigate the situation however, in others you can fix smaller problems arising from your side.
Bonus Tip: Before you embark on this reading journey if you find out at the end of this article that the real issue is from your provider’s end and not yours. And you have done everything you could, to fix the situation. It is time for you to pick up the phone and dial Spectrum customer service number, a 24/7 available agent will fix it for you.
All said and done, let us have a look at some of the possible reasons for internet speed slowing down and some simple ways to alleviate it.
Browser extensions claim to be and actually are quite helpful in improving the web browsing experience in general. While they run in the background, they also have the ability to affect your browsing experience adversely, as they impair the internet speed by running in the background more often than not.
Wi-Fi Router Placement
The router’s placement is one of the critical aspects to seamless connectivity that most of us seem to ignore or never consider, at times. Trust me as I say that it is one of the most crucial aspects of delivering seamless internet speeds. Placing your router away from physical obstacles like furniture, people, concrete walls, and closer to your screens is the first step. To sum it up, installing your router closer to the ceiling is the ideal way to go about it. Wi-Fi signals naturally have a better tendency to flow downwards than upwards. So, placing the router upside down with the ceiling will ensure a natural and improved flow of signals without much interruption.
Changes in Weather
Satellite internet subscribers largely rely on atmospheric pressure and air for signal transmission. Any changes in weather conditions, air pressure, moisture level, or electric discharges can greatly affect wireless signal transmission like that of satellite internet. Thus resulting in distortion of signals or slower internet speeds, to say the least.
Upgrade Wi-Fi Router
If you got your Wi-Fi router from your internet service provider just as I did, 5 years ago, then there’s a very high possibility that your little buddy is outdated and you need to upgrade it to the latest version as it might not have the technology to support today’s lightning-fast internet speeds. You can go for a dual-band Wi-Fi router equipped with both 2.4 and 5 GHz technology. As the 2.4 GHz technology is capable of supporting internet speeds up to 600 Mbps and 5 GHz can support speeds up to 1300 Mbps or a little over amazingly fast gigabit speeds.
To sum it up, if nothing else works, then maybe your household needs a faster internet connection to support its users’ demand. Discuss the scenario and usage with a customer service agent at the other end of the Spectrum customer service number and see what both of you can work out for your home.