Why does my internet speed drop to very slow speeds of 500kps-1Mbps it use to run at between 6 - 7 Mbps

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asked Jun 11 in RAIN by rnomchong (130 points)

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Hi there,

A poorly performing internet connection can be caused by broadband router configuration errors, wireless interference, or any of several other technical issues with your home network.

Please follow these steps to improve your line speeds:

- Please reboot your CPE/ONT then test your connection again.

If the issue persists, kindly do the following:

1. How many devices are connected to your network? If more than one, kindly test with only one device connected then test your speed again.

2. How is the device connected to the router?

If by Wi-Fi, how far is it from the router?

Please move closer to the router to establish if the distance is an issue.

3. Could you please test your speed (http://speedtest.net)

What was the speed you got?

- Upload speed? -

Download speed?

4. Please check to see if there are any other processes using up most of your bandwidth on each device.

You can do this by using the Resource Monitor for a Windows computer and Activity Monitor for Mac computers.

The Resource and Activity Monitors both have Network tabs that can be used to monitor network activity. 

*If this did not improve your speeds, please get in contact with our support department at support@afrihost.com so that they can view your account and further trouble shooting on your line can be done.

Thank you.


answered Jul 26 by Clarah (3,040 points)