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Make Easy Download Files Faster on Android

There are many people who don’t pay attention to their mobile phone’s download speed. Maybe it is most of the files that > we’ve downloaded on our mobiles are usually just a few megabytes.

However many people work with larger files, soincreasing download speed can really make a difference that they cant go without. There are a variety of different add ons and apps you can get to improve file downloads with Android.

Through the AndroGET free app, we can stop, restart and re-order our download queue as well as speeding up large downloads. If you don’t know how to use this excellent android app, we at OneHowTo show you how to do it step by step:

You will need:

Install the AndroGET app from the Android Market. It’s completely free to download an use!


Once you have installed the app, open the app’s > “Settings” using the icon at the top right of the screen. From here you can adjust the number of simultaneous downloads, download notifications, and the destination folder for new downloads, as well as other default settings.


AndroGET works with most common Android browsers such as chrome or the default browser so you can continue to use your existing browser. The next time you see adownload link, instead of using the default download option, press and hold the link to select it and then click ‘Share link’ to open and download the file faster with AndroGET.


The app will automatically ask you if you want to confirm the download. If, a password is required by a particular file, click ‘Credentials’ and enter the password. Then, click on ‘Download’ to confirm.


The download should begin in the background. To check its progress, swipe the notification bar and click ‘AndroGET’ icon to open the download manager. Wait while the file downloads and check to see how much quicker it is!

So there you go, using just one free app you can easily increase download speed of large files on your Android smartphone!

Stay Enjoy with the steam downloads

If you are looking for a way to get the most internet speed so that you can complete the objectives or achievements of a required game but aren’t able to download. In this time simply follow this guide to help maximize your download speed in steam.

this guide has been a huge help to many people and recently came to my attention for most of the people I have given it to have claimed it has done wonders and others not so much but you can always try your luck.
Are you among the people who has a 1 Megabyte or higher internet connection but steam won’t give you more than 250 KiloBytes on your download? Want a way to resolve that? Simply follow the steps below and your problem will probably be solved, considering how simple the guide is to follow there really isn’t much for you to lose now is there :D.
Step 1.
Go HERE and find the content server with the least load on it (Obviously the smaller the bar the lesser people are on it and more the speed for you)
Step 2.
Once you have identified your desired network to use simply open up steam desktop client (This works for both MAC and PC Steam Clients) and navigate to “View” and choose “Settings” As shown in the screenshot below in your steam client:
Now in settings open the “Downloads + Cloud” Tab and open “Download Region” dropdown box:

Upon choosing your new download region you will be prompted to restart steam to make the settings effective, do so and you should notice a significant boost in performance. Out of 20 people I sent this guide to (Myself included) I saw a huge increase in normal download speed and so did 15 other people making this a 16 / 20 success or 80% success rate, while the remaining 4 didn’t see much of an improvement or none at all.
I am NOT making any assurances or guarantees that this WILL SOLVE your download problem but this is merely a recommendation and may or may not work for you.

How to fast download

images (3)If you are reading this post and hoping to get some secret magic trick to increase your internet download speed like you see in many YouTube fake videos, then just stay here and read the following paragraph bellow.

Actually that there is no magical trick to increase your internet download speed. Here in this post I will show you how you can utilize your internet bandwidth properly so that you always get the speed you pay for every month. Also I’m going to show you why there is no magical trick to increase internet speed. All the magical internet speed hike posts and videos are made for mainly two reasons. Either to insert some virus into your PC or to make you fool.

How to know our actual internet speed?

Beside the virus or malware attacks, one of the most common reason people get slow internet speed is because they have subscribed for a slow internet speed package. Let me give you one example, the internet package I use on my PC is at a speed of 1Mbps. Now none of us actually gets the speed our ISP tells us but never completely understood why, right? Let me clarify that for you.

As you can see I use a 1Mbps internet line and I wrote my speed as 1Mb, not as 1MB. Though there is just a difference of small and capital “B”, but there is actually a lot of difference in the meaning. When an internet service provider write 1Mbps speed, it means One Mega Bit Per Second whereas 1MBps denotes One Mega Byte Per Second. Now 1 MB > 1Mb as Byte > Bit and 1 Byte = 8 Bit.

So, you might be thinking that how to know my actual download speed that before subscribing any package. Well you can either Google as 1Mb to MB or 768 Kb to KB or something like that. But if you don’t have Google in front of your hand you can just do a simple calculation on your calculation,dividing the Mbps speed by 8 will give you the MBps speed and at the same way Kbps/8 will give you the KBps speed. So as I am using an 1 MBps connection the maximum download speed I’m eligible to get from my connection is 125 KB/s or 0.125MB/s.

Why do we get show internet speed?

There are many reasons for slow internet download speed. Here I’m going to share 5 most common reasons for slow internet speed. One of this will be the reason for 99% users who are facing slow internet speed. But before starting them up lets watch this small video about how slow internet connection can ruin our life .

Now as you can see that slow internet connection is like a curse in our fast living life. So, let’s fix that.

1. Virus or Malware

There are many reasons for getting slow internet speed. One of the major reason is virus or malware. Virus like key logger actually take all the sensitive information from your computer and keep sending them to the author by using your internet, which actually slows down your internet performance. There are also many virus which actually just keep uses your network and internet connection for various nasty works and mainly to jam your network. So, I will highly suggest you to get a good and original antivirus for your PC. Don’t use pirated stuffs, it will make your PC even more vulnerable. If you can’t afford that, get at least Microsoft Security Essentials for your PC. It is completely free and awesome. Also sometimes few virus gets attached to your OS such a way that the only way to remove them is reformatting the OS.

2. Background Running Software

The next big reason of slow internet speed is running background software. This is one major reason which is slows down almost 67% users internet speed. I’ve seen this issue in most of my cases while solving various computer issues for my clients. Most of the people love to install new software on their system and most of them don’t even give concentration to the installation process. They just keep pressing next until everything is finished.

There are many applications which run in the background and you may not even know about them. There are even many software which runs in the background and uses your network for the internal purpose of the software. But if you check the list of software which are hogging your internet bandwidth, you might find out there are many applications installed in your PC which you may not even aware of and it just slowing down your network speed. In Windows 7, 8, 8.1 or above you can just search for Resource Monitor & open it to check the network hogging apps. After opening Resource Monitor click on the Network tab present there. You will see the list of application which are using your network and also their send/receive data amount. If you find any application which is running but you are not aware of, just right click on that app and click End Process Tree.

3. Network Theft

This is another very common reason for slow internet connection. This is a real concern especially for those who uses wireless routers or WiFi for accessing internet on your devices. Generally all WiFi routers has minimum 300 meters signal range. So, if anyone knows the security key of your WiFi network, the person can easily access your WiFi network within your WiFi range. In this case as another person is also accessing your network and using your bandwidth, so you will never get the full of your bandwidth as it is getting shared with other users using your WiFi. In any case if the number of such users get high you might get such bandwidth which is not even enough for opening a YouTube Video.

Mostly every ISP sets a password to your WiFi at the time of setup but people don’t change that password. I will suggest you to change your WiFi password at least once a week or once a month. This is very important and if you have a WiFi network which is open and not password protected. Make sure you password protect it immediately. Also do not share your WiFi password with someone whom you do not want to give access to your internet.

4. Slow Internet Package

As I said earlier, many users don’t even know that what internet speed package they are using and just scream for more speed. If you don’t know the speed details of you connect, I will highly suggest you to contact your ISP and know more about the maximum speed allowed in the package you are already subscribed. Then you can use the calculation I have mentioned above to calculate the maximum download speed you can get from your connection. If you don’t like that, then you can always upgrade your internet speed package. Please contact your ISP for more information about any upgradation.

5. Using built-in Browser Downloader

Most of the people uses the built-in browser downloader for downloading their file. If you are downloading small work files, then these built-in browser downloader will be enough for you. If you are downloading large and big files, these built-in downloader can never give you the optimum download speed you deserve instead you might see drop in the download speed after few time if you are using browser’s built-in downloader. As per my review no browser’s built-in downloader is good enough to handle large downloads.

For getting the optimum download speed you deserve from your internet connection I will highly suggest you to use Internet Download Manager(IDM). I know many of you who are reading this article is already familiar with it but those who are not I’ll highly suggest you to purchase this little piece of software and you will feel that this is one of your smarted investments you have ever mane. IDM costs just only $29.95. They also give promotional offers many times in year, so you might even get some discount also.

IDM uses very sophisticated download algorithm, which breaks the content you are downloading into several pieces and then download them so that you get the fastest download speed you deserve. IDM also uses a great priority algorithm, which gives more network priority to IDM, when it is running and hence give you the best download speed you deserve.

Is it worth purchasing IDM?

Trust me, it is! You have no idea what this little software is capable of until you install it in your PC. Besides increasing download speed this software is also qualifies for grabbing audio or video contents from almost any site you visit. Be it YouTube or Vimeo or anything. You can even grab websites by using this little software. If you purchase this software, after using it for 3 weeks, you will certainly say that this is one of the best purchase you have made for your PC.

Know the Key of Uploading and Downloading Files

To upload your files to Amazon Glacier:

  1. Start FastGlacier and select the vault that you plan to use as destination.

Select the Vault that you plan to use as destination.

You can also create a new Amazon Glacier Vault if necessary.

  1. Click the Uploadbutton and choose Upload file(s)or Upload Folder.

Click Upload -> Upload file(s) or Upload -> Upload Folder

  1. Select the files you want to upload.

Select the files you want to upload

Or select the folder to upload

Select the folder you want to upload

The upload process will begin. You can track the progress on the Tasks tab.

You can see currently uploading files on the Tasks tab.

The context menu allows you to start, stop, cancel and retry the tasks.

Tasks context menu allows you to start, stop, cancel and retry the tasks.

With FastGlacier Pro you can significantly increase your uploading speed. To learn how to upload your files to Amazon Glacier at maximum speed possible, click here.

FastGlacier automatically saves the queue. You can restart application and continue uploading. For large files you can resume uploading from the position where it was stopped.

Data integrity: FastGlacier checks file integrity by calculating sha256 hash and sha256-tree-hash of an each part of the file and sha256-tree-hash of the whole file when completing the upload. If the hashes do not match, you will see corresponding error message and file will not be written.


How to download files from Amazon Glacier

FastGlacier allows you to download one or multiple files as well as a whole folder or vault.

Retrieving the file(s) from Amazon Glacier is a two-step process:

  • Initiate a retrieval job.
  • After the job completes, download the file.

To download file(s) and/or folder(s):

  1. Start FastGlacier and select the vault that contains the files you want to download.

Select the Vault that contains the files you want to download.

  1. Select the file(s) and/or folder(s) which you need to download and clickDownload.
  2. Select the file(s) you want to download and click the Downloadbutton.

Data Retrieval Confirmation dialog will appear:

Choose the retrieval method and confirm data retrieval.

  1. Choose the retrieval method and confirm data retrieval.
  2. Choose a destination folder on your local disk and click OK.

Select the folder on your local disk and click OK.

  1. FastGlacier will initiate a retreival job(s) and will check the job status each 10 minutes (you can change polling interval in Tools, Options, General).

Selected files were requested. Please wait about four hours.

  1. After the job completes, your files will be ready for download. FastGlacier will start downloading your files automatically. You can track the progress on the Tasks tab.


How to Easy Download Google Drive files faster

If you ever tried to download large files from Google Drive via the web download method. You may have noticed that the downloads go really slowly.

Typically, to seeing download speeds between 300 kB/s and 500 kB/s. And usually, I’m seeing Drive download speeds on the lower end of that range…

Now, I don’t have fiber or anything, but I started to wonder what’s going on because 300kB/s is pretty pokey these days!

Thankfully, there is a really simple way to download from Google Drive at much faster speeds.

Get ready for this: Download Google Drive, and install it on your puter.

Next, log in to Google Drive on your puter with the same Google account you use online.

Now, when you want to download files from a Google Drive page on the web, you can just click the Add to Drive button.

This will automatically sync the files or folder you’re viewing to your puter. When you use the Google Drive application on your puter to do the downloading for you, it appears to use multiple download streams. It will also download more than 1 file at a time.

The end result?

You get downloads from Google Drive that use the full speed of your net connection.

If you’re worried about security, the Google Drive application simply installs a “Google Drive” folder on your puter. By default, only files copied into this special folder will be synced to the Almighty Cloud.

So, it’s not like Drive will automatically copy your entire hard drive onto Google’s servers. Besides, you only get 15GB of storage space for free.

You can also right-click the Google Drive icon in your system tray and disable “Run at Startup”, so Drive will only do its thing when you want it to.

Best Download Apps That You Must Have On Your New Smartphone

Whether you’re a first-time smartphone owner . With millions of apps available. This a little gadget will undoubtedly become an indispensable part of your> life day. But where to start?

The first apps anyone crams onto a new phone are pretty obvious: what are the services, social networks and games you already use? Most people go straight for Facebook (and its various offshoots, like Instagram andWhatsApp), YouTube, Snapchat, Netflix, Pandora, and the like. But there are millions of developers around the world toiling away on inventive and useful mobile apps that aren’t necessarily household names. Often, they creep up the top charts in the app stores, but not always.

Here’s a field guide to some of the less obvious, but still must-download apps for your shiny and deeply addictive new device.


Facebook. Twitter. Instagram. Snapchat. Of course you’re going to scurry through the app store and and nab the most popular social networking apps first. But once you’ve done that, go ahead and download Periscope. It may not be as much of as household name as Twitter, its parent company, but the live broadcasting video app is already having an impact. Periscope is used by over 10 million people to view live broadcasts of breaking news events or the microwaving of macaroni and cheese. Launched by Twitter in March 2015,Periscope has raised concerns about piracy and sparked debates about the ethics of live-streaming as tragedy unfolds. Most of the videos are much more mundane than that. But there’s something fascinating about getting a little real-time window into somebody else’s world, and then having that window shut after 24 hours (that’s when Periscope videos disappear). Even if you’re not ready to live-stream your Christmas dinner to the world, go ahead and download Periscope to see what kind of random, weird, potentially riveting stuff is happening around the world right now.


It may have taken over a decade, but podcasts are officially all the rage. Thanks to the rise of Serial and other hits, the once-geeky mass medium is something you can chat about with the whole family during the holidays. But first, you need to spend the afternoon binge listening. There are a bunch of podcasting apps out there, including ones that come pre-installed on many devices. Stitcher has been around for a few years now, but it’s still hard to beat. Its design encourages discovery and listening without the user getting lost in choices (or distracted from driving, for that matter). Playlists, offline listening, and a priceless “listen later” button make collecting and hearing your favorite podcasts easier than most other apps allow.


Here’s a sentence I didn’t envision saying when I bought my first smartphone in 2008: Man, the app this newspaper company built is really awesome. But alas, here I am—and I mean it. There are countless apps that let you read the news and other articles on your phone (I still jump between Flipboard, Feedly, Longform, and Instapaper on the regular), but NYT Now is special. It takes the venerable brand and journalism of the nation’s “paper of record” and puts it in a well-designed, smartly curated, and easily digestible app that feels like it came from a stealthy startup. NYT Now is respectful of your time, offering bullet point summaries and reading time estimates beneath headlines. At the same time, it offers opportunities to delve into longform articles and read select pieces from other publishers, curated by the app’s editorial team. Somehow, NYT Now scratches both the itch to skim the news on the subway and dive deep on the sofa.


Despite being introduced nearly 30 years ago, the GIF (particularly the animated variety) is just now becoming a mainstay of modern communication. GIFs fill Tumblr, illustrate major news events on Twitter, and enhance our one-on-one communication via chat or IM. The team at Giphy is obviously well aware of just how indispensable these little animations have become in online life. That’s why the newest version of their Giphy Cam app makes it even easier to create, edit, and share GIFs. The app lets you select from a range of effects filters and superimposed graphics and text. Unlike the previous version of Giphy Cam, this one lets you grab images and videos from your phone’s camera roll, so you can make GIFs out of just about anything. More than just a holiday time waster, Giphy Cam will help you delight and entertain your friends and loved ones. Download Giphy Cam


One of the best apps to land on iOS this year is Workflow, a tool for automating tasks between the various apps on your phone. If you’re familiar with IFTTT (whose app, unlike Workflow, is available for Android too), you get the idea: You can define a series of actions in a simple, drag-and-drop interface and enable different services to talk to each other and unlock new possibilities.

Popular workflows include the ability to automatically pull up Google Maps directions for the next event on your calendar, tweet the song you’re listening to (or instantly find the lyrics online), or turn Live Photos and videos into GIFs. Workflow doesn’t have quite as many options as IFTTT (or “recipes” as that service calls them), but its interface is foolproof and its tight integration with iOS is a big plus.


The weather on the East Coast has been freakishly warm and rainy this holiday season. In fact, another drizzle is about to start in a few minutes. How do I know? I found out the same way I find out about missed calls, Slack mentions, Tinder matches, and horrifying current events: I got a push notification. Thanks to Dark Sky, the innovative weather app, I can get real-time notifications about changes in the conditions outside. Dark Sky takes the standard day-by-day (and hour-by-hour) weather forecasts up a notch with sleek, minimal elegance, subtle animations, and maps showing precipitation and temperatures shift around the globe.

But what makes Dark Sky the best weather app I’ve ever used is its timeliness. In addition to what the day (and subsequent days) are going to look like outside, Dark Sky spells out for users what is going to happen in the next several minutes.

The guide of troubleshoot your slow game and application downloads

The Solution

The following steps will help identify whether there’s a problem with your network when downloading a game or app on your Xbox One console and show you how to improve network speed.

Solution 1: Check the download speed

Follow these steps:

  1. Scroll right on the Home screen to select Installing… <the game title you’re downloading>.
  2. In the “Queue” section of My games & apps, note the download speed shown on the game or app that is being installed. This indicates the current download speed. If you’re seeing slow speeds (for example, less than 1 megabit per second), it may take a long time for the download to complete.

The table below represents estimated download times based on current download speed.

Note This information is intended as a guide only, not an actual representation of download time. Bandwidth will be constrained and download time will increase during activities such as streaming content, playing games, or game streaming from your Xbox One to a Windows 10 PC


If you’re installing a 40-GB file and it’s 25 percent downloaded (30 GB remaining) and your connection speed is 10 Mb/s, it should take about 4.4 hours for the download to complete. (This assumes that the download speed stays the same.)

While connect to Xbox Live, your connection speed should be at least 1.5 Mb/s for the best experience. For more information about bandwidth usage or to troubleshoot your network connection, see the Xbox One Network Connection Error Solution.

Solution 2: Close any running games

To provide the best gaming experience, background downloads are constrained while a game is running. To remove download constraints from games or apps being installed, you can either wait for the Xbox One to suspend the running game, or you can force games to close by doing the following:

  1. On the Home screen, navigate to your most recently run game from the list of games and apps.
  2. With the game selected, press the Menu button and select Quit.

Once you’ve closed the most recently run game:

  • Check the speed at which your game or app is downloading.
  • To avoid slowing your download, don’t launch any games or apps until your download has completed.

Solution 3: Restart your console

  1. Scroll left on the Home screen to open the Guide.Note Double-tapping the Xbox button will open the Guide from any other screen on the console.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Select Restart console.
  4. Select Yes to confirm. This will automatically pause any existing downloads, which will resume once the console is restarted.

Note If you’re unable to access the Guide or if the console appears to be frozen, press and hold the Xboxbutton on the console for about 10 seconds, until the console turns off. After the console shuts down, touch the Xbox button on the console again to restart.

When you restart your console, all open apps and games are closed. Once your console has restarted, verify that your downloads have resumed by doing the following:

  1. On the Home screen, scroll to the right, and then press the A button to open My games & apps.
  2. Select Queue and highlight the game or app you’re trying to download.
  3. The game or app should show as Installing.
  4. If the status shows as Queued or Paused, select the game or app, press the Menu button, and then select Resume installation.

Once you’ve checked that your downloads have resumed:

  • Check the speed at which your game or app is downloading.
  • To avoid slowing your download, don’t launch any games or apps until your download has completed.

Solution 4: Cancel the game or app installation and then reinstall

If the steps above didn’t resolve the problem, you should cancel the game installation. Here’s how:

  1. On the Home screen, scroll to the right, and then press the A button to open My games & apps.
  2. Select Queue and highlight the game or app you’re trying to download.
  3. Press the Menu button on your controller, and then select Cancel.

You can then reinstall the game by inserting the disc or downloading again from the Store. To download the game again, search for and select the game in the Store, and then select Install.

Once you’ve restarted your download, check the download speed of your game or app again.

Solution 5: Check your console’s network connection

If the previous solutions didn’t resolve the problem, check to see what your console’s download speed is in comparison with your subscription plan from your Internet service provider (ISP). First, pause any running or queued downloads:

  1. On the Home screen, scroll to the right, and then press the A button to open My games & apps.
  2. Select Queue and highlight any games or apps that are downloading or are queued to download.
  3. Press the Menu button on your controller, and then select Pause installation for each game or app that’s downloading or queued.

Next, close any games that are running on your system:

  1. On the Home screen, navigate to your most recently run game from the list of games and apps.
  2. With the game selected, press the Menu button and select Quit.

Now, run a network speed test:

  1. Scroll left on the Home screen to open the Guide.Note Double-tapping the Xbox button will open the Guide from any other screen on the console.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Select All settings.
  4. Scroll down to Network.
  5. Select Network settings.
  6. Select Detailed network statistics.

Your console will run a connection test and display the detected download speed, which you can compare against your Internet service provider’s subscription plan. If you’re seeing a substantially lower download speed than expected on the Detailed network statistics page, there are several possible causes:

Network contention on your home network – Network-enabled devices can compete on your home network for the same download bandwidth as your Xbox One console. Try pausing any download activity from other devices on your home network to see if that improves your console’s download speed. Also, check to see if your home router has support for Quality of Service (QoS) for its Internet connection. Enabling a QoS feature on your home router can help prioritize the network connection for your Xbox One to improve download speeds.

Wireless network contention – If your console is connected to your home network via a wireless connection, the console may be competing with other wireless devices or other wireless networks. If possible, try connecting your Xbox One console to your home router through a wired connection.

If you can’t connect your console with a wired connection, check to see if your home router supports dual-band connections (both 2.4-GHz and 5-GHz Wi-Fi connections). If your home router is dual band, try moving your Xbox One console to the 5-GHz router connection and move other wireless devices to the 2.4-GHz router connection. While 5-GHz Wi-Fi has shorter range than 2.4-GHz Wi-Fi, it can also have less overlap with other wireless networks and therefore perform better.

Internet service provider network contention – Your download speed can also vary depending on the time of day and day of the week. This is often caused by ISP network contention during peak usage windows. If download speeds on your Xbox One are substantially slower during weekday evenings or weekends compared to weekday mornings/afternoons, this may be caused by ISP network contention. To work around this constraint, try starting game or app downloads late in the evening to let them run overnight, during off-peak hours.

How to make IDM makes download more faster

What does IDM Actually do to improve downloading?
It creates threads>for example 8 or 16, depending on the setting which simultaneously request the same file from the server but from different starting bytes. so that the whole file is covered.
Now when the different threads are downloading the byte streams from the server simultaneously, the connection is fully used and is never left idle. THATS WHAT IDM PRECISELY DOES. It makes the optimum use of the connection as much as can possibly be made.
So, it DOES NOT increase the download speed 5-8 times but only a bit as compared to the default Browser Downloaders, but it has other great features which they lack.

I’ve already covered an article about Official way to download Windows 10 ISO from Microsoft server using “Media Creation Tool“. Microsoft has provided “Media Creation Tool” to download Windows 10 ISO but many people are complaining that it has very slow download speed.


  • Official way to download Windows 10 ISO File from Microsoft server
  • Easiest way to create Windows 10 bootable pendrive or DVD

Using “Media Creation Tool” it takes time longer than usual to download Windows 10 ISO file because of high load on Microsoft server. Also it doesn’t have resumable download facility, that means user can not pause and resume the download.

But you don’t need to worry, because I’m here with the download links that you can use to download Windows 10 ISO using IDM (Internet Download manager). These Windows 10 ISO download links (if you are downloading using IDM) are about five times faster than Microsoft’s media creation tool, and the downloaded ISO are original (untouched).

Once you have downloaded the Windows 10 ISO you can use it to create Windows 10 bootable pendrive or DVD and perform a clean install or dual-boot Windows 10 with your current OS.

Recommended: Easiest way to create Windows 10 bootable pendrive or DVD.

Windows 10 Pro 32 bit :


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Increase Your Internet Speed

images (2)Do you want learn how to increase your download speed ? actually that is so easy. so make sure that you have enjoy for download today.

Recently the area got upgraded to ADSL2+ and with it my speeds increased quite a lot. And you know what else increased? My productivity.

I was really surprised at how much the speed of my internet increased the amount of work I could get through; whether it was sending files, downloading and uploading images to blogs, or just loading new pages to read.

And more importantly, I was shocked at how much extra speed I could get through my line by tweaking a few things around my house.

In this post I am going to show you a few ways you can increase your internet speed. These are things you might not know about.

NOTE: This post contains affiliate links which means that I earn a small commission at no extra cost to you if you purchase a product after clicking from this article. Thanks for your support!

How to test your current internet speed

The first thing you will need to do is test your current internet speed. This will let you know whether or not you are getting a lower rate than you should be. You can do this by going to and running a test. Here are my results. Post yours in the comments below.

Now, this won’t be as fast as some people. A lot of European and American cities have super fast cable internet. And with Australia unvieling the world’s most expensive National Broadband Network, we should be getting speeds of up to 10GB per second. Yes, 10 GIG! Currently the maximum you can get on ADSL2+ in Australia is around 3MB.

So, back to the point, I managed to speed up my internet to 11Mbps from around 9Mbps. It made a significant difference to me. I’ll show you how in a minute.

NOTE: If you want to test your speed in MBps then go here and go right click > save target as and observe the download or transfer rate.

What do MBps and Mbps mean and why does it matter?

Okay, so, some boring but important stuff here. People often say megabytes when they mean megaBITS. And visa versa. But there is a big difference.

MBps = megabytes
Mbps = megabits

So, if you refer to my speed test above you will see that I am getting 11.53 Mbps per second. To find out how many megabytes that is you just divide by 8 which equals 1.44 MBps.

Now, 1 MB is equal to 1024 KB (kilobytes) so if you want to know how fast you are going to able to download a song or movie you should refer to the KB or MB per second rate as that is usually what they are measured in.

For example, if you are downloading a 50 MB file at 1 MB per second it will take you just under 50 seconds. Got it?

How to speed up your internet

Now let’s dive into a few ways that you can improve your internet speed. There are some things you will need to check before we try to speed things up.

  • What speed should you be getting?
    Internet companies often advertise huge speeds as a theoretical “potential” but in reality you will never get near it. Email or call your ISP and ask them what should really be getting.
  • How far away are you from the exchange?
    If you live a fair distance from the phone exchange then you won’t be able to reach maximum speeds. People who live closer to the exchanges get faster speeds every single time.

Once you know those things then we can move on towards getting your speed increased up towards it’s potential.

1. Test a different modem/router

The biggest cause of slowed down internet is a bad modem. For ages I was using a Billion modem that I thought was absolutely fantastic. I was having frequent internet drop outs and blaming them on my ISP. Finally I changed to a new NETGEAR N150 modem and speeds went up and the drop outs stopped. The problem? The old Billion modem wasn’t equipped for ADSL2+. Rookie mistake. Make sure your modem is suited to the internet plan that you are on.

Update: I’m now using the above modem/router called the NETGEAR D6300 (AC1600 Dual Band Gigabit) which is lightning fast, has a huge wireless range and has many other cloud-based features. I highly recommend this bad boy.

2. Scan for viruses

The next thing you need to do is make sure that no virus itself is causing you to slow down. Sometimes viruses can live on your computer and suck resources away from what you are doing thus slowing down your speeds. I personally use this one as a daily scanner on my PC and have found it to be the most accurate over time without slowing down my computer too much.

3. Check for on-system interference

Sometimes your virus scanner or other programs can interfere with your internet speeds. This is really frustrating but you can figure out by simply switching things off one at a time and then running a speed test again. Please note I won’t be responsible for any viruses or spyware you pick up whilst doing this. You should always have good virus protection.

4. Check your filters

If you have your internet connected to a phone line that also has a telephone on it then you will need to make sure you have good quality filters installed on your line. These are little plugs that you attach to the phone line and they help filter out the disturbances. Here is a photo of one of mine.

Now, these also need to be different for the different types of internet. If you have ADSL2+ or cable make sure you have the appropriate filter.

5. Try getting rid of your cordless phone

Some people disagree with this but I have found that cordless phones slow down or interfere with my internet even with filters. It is worth doing an isolation test by removing your phones and replacing them with different ones (borrow a friend’s) and see whether you get better results.

6. Plug in

Wifi is nice but wireless internet is often a tad slower than if you plug in to your modem. Try getting that chord out of the box and plugging straight into the modem, especially if it is your desktop computer and you don’t need to move it around very often.

7. Check for external interference

I bet most of you have an iPhone, iPad, sound system and at least one other form of electronic device in your modem area. Am I right? Well, if so, then you need to check to see whether these things are causing electromagnetic interference. Try moving speakers out of the way and getting other electronic devices out of your modem space.

8. Check for Foxtel or other types of TV

Old Foxtel boxes can cause interference for your internet, even if you aren’t using them. If your net speed is slower than it should be and you can’t figure out why, it might be an idea to go for a walk around your house and see if you have a Foxtel (cable TV) box that you didn’t know was there. It could be from a past owner. If so, call up and make sure it is disconnected totally.

9. Shorten and replace cables

The length of your cables and their structure can affect speeds. Try replacing old phone cables, sockets and lines and instead use shorter and newer ones. This can often make a big difference.

10. Have you tried turning it off and on again?

The last suggestion is often the most powerful one. Turn off your modem for one minute and turn it on again. It is called power cycling and can often flush out a bunch of problems that affect your speed. If you are really brave you can even reconfigure your modem with a new password as this can often refresh your settings at the end of your ISP and refresh connections.

How to Speed Up the Steam Web Browser

images (4)Have you ever noticed how slow Steam built in web browser can be? Do you struggle with slow download speed Or is Steam just slow in general? These tips will help you speed it up.

Steam isn’t a game itself, so there are no 3D settings to change to achieve maximum performance. But there are some things you can do to speed it up dramatically.

Speed Up the Steam Web Browser

Steam’s built-in web browser — used in both the Steam store and in Steam’s in-game overlay to provide a web browser you can quickly use within games — can be frustratingly slow on many systems. Rather than the typical speed we’ve come to expect from Chrome, Firefox, or even Internet Explorer, Steam seems to struggle. When you click a link or go to a new page, there’s a noticeable delay before the new page appears — something that doesn’t happen in desktop browsers.

Many people seem to have made peace with this slowness, accepting that Steam’s built-in browser is just bad. However, there’s a trick that will eliminate this delay on many systems and make the Steam web browser fast.

This problem seems to arise from an incompatibility with the Automatically Detect Proxy Settings option, which is enabled by default on Windows. This is a compatibility option that very few people should actually need, so it’s safe to disable it.

To disable this option, open the Internet Options dialog — press the Windows key to access the Start menu or Start screen, type Internet Options, and click the Internet Options shortcut.

Select the Connections tab in the Internet Options window and click the LAN settings button.

Uncheck the Automatically detect settings option here, then click OK to save your settings.

If you experienced a significant delay every time a web page loaded in Steam’s web browser, it should now be gone. In the unlikely event that you encounter some sort of problem with your network connection, you could always re-enable this option.

Increase Steam’s Game Download Speed

Steam attempts to automatically select the nearest download server to your location. However, it may not always select the ideal download server. Or, in the case of high-traffic events like big seasonal sales and huge game launches, you may benefit from selecting a less-congested server.

To do this, open Steam’s settings by clicking the Steam menu in Steam and selecting Settings. Click over to the Downloads tab and select the closest download server from the Download Region box.

You should also ensure that Steam’s download bandwidth isn’t limited from here.

You may want to restart Steam and see if your download speeds improve after changing this setting. In some cases, the closest server might not be the fastest. One a bit farther away could be faster if your local server is more congested, for example.

Steam once provided information about content server load, which allowed you to select a regional server that wasn’t under high-load, but this information no longer seems to be available. Steam still provides a page that shows you the amount of download activity happening in different regions, including statistics about the difference in download speeds in different US states, but this information isn’t as useful.

Accelerate Steam and Your Games

One way to speed up all your games — and Steam itself —  is by getting a solid-state driveand installing Steam to it. Steam allows you to easily move your Steam folder — at C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam by default — to another hard drive. Just move it like you would any other folder. You can then launch the Steam.exe program as if you had never moved Steam’s files.

Steam also allows you to configure multiple game library folders. This means that you can set up a Steam library folder on a solid-state drive and one on your larger magnetic hard drive. Install your most frequently played games to the solid-state drive for maximum speed and your less frequently played ones to the slower magnetic hard drive to save SSD space.

To set up additional library folders, open Steam’s Settings window and click the Downloads tab. You’ll find the Steam Library Folders option here. Click the Add Library Folder button and create a new game library on another hard drive.

When you install a game in Steam, you’ll be asked which library folder you want to install it to.

With the proxy compatibility option disabled, the correct download server chosen, and Steam installed to a fast SSD, it should be a speed demon. There’s not much more you can do to speed up Steam, short of upgrading other hardware like your computer’s CPU.