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Easy tips to speed up internet connection of Mac

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Easy tips to speed up internet connection of Mac

Now days a strong internet connection is necessary for getting updates of the world. In the corporate world internet primary need as it connects thousands of machines to each other and useful for sharing information. It is very frustrating to work on a system with which is having slow internet. Sometimes slow internet also destroys the productivity of an organisation.

Observed that some network optimizations tips and trick can help to increase the internet speed

There are many factors which affect the speed to internet connection like web browser settings, location of router and many more.It is observed that some network optimizations tips and trick can help to increase the internet speed. The Mac systems which are having highest speed internet also need some optimization for the superior performance. These tips are definitely provides the smooth internet experience to user.

Optimization Tips to increase the internet speed on Mac:

  • Check your internet speed: 

The first thing user can do is to test the internet speed of their system. If it matches the speed of internet they are paying then use in not having the problem of mac internet slow.

User can test their internet speed by using third party software available on internet. Speedtest.net is one of the most used website to test the speed of the network. It provides the upload and downloads speed of the network separately.

  • Use efficient antivirus:

Internet is the primary gateway for viruses and malwares to enter in the user’s system. These malwares attacks the system and typically hijack the network bandwidth and decreases the internet speed. Use of efficient and powerful antivirus software and prevent these viruses attacks to system and increase the internet speed.

  • Check network preferences:

If the webpage takes long time load then there can be error in the network setting. User can check the network preferences by following given steps.

  1. Open the apple menu from the left concern of Mac screen
  2. Select system preferences from the available options
  3. Go to network.
  4. Click on Assist me > Diagnostics 
  5. Select what type of connection you have and then continue test.
  • Secured your wireless connection:

If user is using the wireless connection then it needs to secure for the better speed. Other peoples can get the access and utilize your bandwidth if the connection is not secured.

WEP, WPA, WPA2-PSK are the types of security setting of Wi-Fi user can choose any of them and have the strongest password to your wireless connection.

  • Close background applications:

There are possibility that the background applications like icloude are persistently refreshing and use the network bandwidth which causes macbook pro slow internet. Closing the background applications and software can clear the RAM and speed up your network connection. It can also help to increase the overall speed of the Mac system.

  • Close unwanted tabs and clears web browser history:

Many users are open the dozens of tab in the web browser. Most of them are not being in use. These unwanted tabs are eating considerable bandwidth of the network by continuously synchronizing and updating. So user should keep open the browsing tab which user really need.

User can optimize the browser by modifying certain settings s follows.

  1. Open safari browser and go to safari menu.
  2. Click on preferences and open the privacy tab from the available.
  3. Click on the button named as mange website data and choose to remove all.
  4. To delete browser history user can open Safari menu > clear history.
  5. User can delete unwanted browser extensions to improve internet speed. Safari menu > preferences > extension. Here user can see the list of browser extension user can select and delete the unwanted extensions in the browser.
  6. In the folder library/ preferences there is one file of safari preferences com.apple.Safri.plist , user can delete it to remove some safari preferences. 

In some cases switching to other browser can also helps to increase the internet sped.

  • Delete DNS cache:

User can clear the local DNS cache (domain name server) to get a better internet connection.

Open terminal and type command below to flush DNS cache.

‘sudo killall -u _mdnsresponder mDNSResponder’

‘sudo killall -HUP mDNSResponder’

‘sudo dscacheutil -flushcache; sudo killall -HUP mDNSResponder’

After this enter your password and wait for some time to clear you DNS cache.

  • Minimize the time machine backup frequency:

Data is one of the most important things in these days. It is good habit to take the back up your valuable data. Mac OS X comes with built in time machine facility which regularly takes the backup of the users data to external drive. 

By default time machine of Mac OS X take backup usually after every one hour over the Wi-Fi. To take the backup it uses the network bandwidth and user might experience slow internet. To prevent this user can decrease the time chine backup frequency. 

To change the frequency of time machine backup follow these steps.

  1. Open the terminal from the desk menu.
  2. Type the following command and press enter.

Command 1: defaults write /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.backupd-auto

Command 2:

StartInterval -int <10800>

Command 2 will set the backup time period frequency to 3 hours.

User can also make use of third party software like time machine scheduler and set the time machine backup frequency without typing commands. 

  • Restart and change the position of Router:

Switch off your modem or router, wait for some minutes and then turn it on again. This is most simple way to speed up your internet. 

Router position is also having significant impact on internet connection for the better benefits one should place the router in centre position or the place nearby where user intend to connect. Both aerial of the router should be pointing towards the sensible direction for the better results. 

  • Use Ethernet cable instead of wireless connection:

Wired connection provides faster connectivity than the wireless network. Wired connection is also more secure than wireless connection. In the wired connection there is less chances of congestion, signal loss and attenuation.

If your wireless connection is not secured neighbors in the apartments can use your network and you may experience the slow network connection. Make use of the wired internet connection (Ethernet) instead of Wi-Fi is the best solution to have the fastest internet connection.

  • Make use of VPN (Virtual private network):

Many internet service providers attack your bandwidth to decrease the internet speed. They mainly focus on the most famous video sites on which heavy traffic is found e.g. YouTube, Netflix. Many service providers are unable to identify the sites which are having more traffic so they throttle the above sites.

Switching to fastest VPN can help to prevent the ISP throttling. User can also use the VPN ready router available in the market.

User can also make use of third party software available on internet which helps users to optimize your system and provides the better internet connectivity to user.All the tips and guidelines mentioned above can increase the internet speed to the maximum limit provided by your ISP. If all the tips to increase slow internet speed are not worked for the user then user should contact the internet service provider and switch to the fastest internet pack.

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