No one would ever want their PC to have slow internet speed. But there may be times when you can’t get your work done on Windows 11 because your internet speed is too slow. But what if I told you there are ways to speed up your Internet connection on Windows 11?
How to Increase Internet Download/Upload Speed on Windows 11
If you want to know how to speed up your internet connection on Windows 11, you may be in the right place. In this article, we’ll talk about how to increase Internet speed on Windows 11.
Limit updates’ bandwidth
You can try setting Windows 11 so that you can upload and download files with less bandwidth. If your Internet speed is slow on Windows 11, this will help you speed it up.
- Open by going to your PC’s Settings. To open the Settings app quickly, press the Windows + I key combination.
- Go to Windows Update on the left head of the Settings menu.
- Click on Advanced options here on the right. Click on Delivery Optimization under “Advanced Options.”
- Turn off the switch that says “Allow downloads from other PCs.”
- Head to the Advanced Options under Delivery Optimization.
- Select the absolute bandwidth option. Here, you’ll see two boxes: one for limiting the bandwidth for downloading updates in the background, and the other for limiting the bandwidth for updates in the foreground.
- You can select the Percentage of measured bandwidth option. Here, you can limit the bandwidth by limiting the slider.
- In the same way, limit the Upload Settings bandwidth.
- Now close the Settings and check your internet speed. By now, your internet speed should have increased faster.
Check your computer for virus
Slow internet speed could also be caused by a virus on your computer. If your PC has a virus or other malware, you may have trouble getting online. In this case, it would be wise to run an antivirus and malware scan.
Windows Defender can scan your computer for viruses. If you have a third-party antivirus program, you can also scan your PC for the virus. By now, the problem with your slow internet should be fixed.
Turn the metering connection
Metered connections on Windows slow down the speed of the internet so that you don’t lose any data. If your internet is slow, it could be because you turned off Metered Connection. You could try turning off the metered connection and seeing if the problem still happens.
- Open the Settings app and head for the Network & Internet section in the left sidebar.
- Now, go to the Wi-Fi section if you are using Wi-Fi or the Ethernet section if you are using a wired connection.
- Now choose your internet connection and turn off the toggle next to “Metered connection.”
Stop tasks in the background that use too much data
If you open a program that uses too much data, that could also be a problem. Stop the background tasks that use too much data, and Windows 11 will increase your internet speed faster. Follow the steps below to end background tasks:
- Search Task Manager in the Start menu and open it.
- Open Task Manager
- Here, click on the Performance tab and then click on Open resource monitor.
- Go to the Resource Monitor and click on the Network tab.
- Check to see which process is using up too much data.
- Select the program that uses a lot of data. Right-click on it, and then click End process.
- Do this for all the programs or processes that use a lot of your data.
Change the DNS
If you’re still having trouble with slow internet, you can try changing the DNS in Windows 11 to speed it up. Follow the steps below to change the DNS server:
- When you press the Windows + R keys together, you’ll open up Run Dialog Box.
- Run Dialog Box
- Type ncpa.cpl into the Run box and press Enter.
- There will be a window that pops up. Here, you can choose the network to which you are connected. Right-click on it, then click on Properties.
- Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) in the Network Properties window and then click Properties.
- Select “Use the following DNS Server address” in the second section.
- Set the Preferred DNS server to 220.127.116.11, and set the Alternate DNS server to 18.104.22.168. Then click OK.
- Now close all of the programs and restart your PC.
Check your internet speed after restarting your PC. It should be faster now.
Empty the temporary files
Temporary files are another reason that could slow down your internet speed. To speed up your internet, you can try clearing your PC’s temporary and cached files. Follow the steps below to do so:
- Press the Windows key on your keyboard, and then search for “Disk Cleanup” in the Start menu.
- Open Disk Cleanup and select C drive.
- Now select all the files and click OK.
- You will be asked to confirm that you want to delete the files; say yes. This will delete all of the cached files and temporary files.
- Repeat the process to get rid of all the temporary files on your computer, which should increase your internet speed faster.
Stop the Windows Update Service from running.
The Windows Update service keeps track of how often Windows updates. It takes care of Windows updates and makes sure that all the important ones are downloaded and installed. But this could cause Windows updates to download in the background, which could slow down your internet speed. You can try turning off Windows Update and see if the slow internet problem still happens. Here are the steps to stop Windows Update from running. –
- Search Services in the Start menu and open it.
- Search Windows Update in the Services and select it.
- Right-click on it, and then click on Properties.
- In the Windows Update Properties, select the Startup type to Disabled, and then click Stop to stop the service.
- Once you’ve done that, click OK and then close the Services app.
- The changes will take effect after you restart your computer.
Your PC’s firewall may slow down the speed of data transfers, and disabling the firewall will fix the problem. If you use a third-party antivirus, it will come with Firewall, and that program will take care of all the Firewall settings. Because of this, you should turn off your antivirus Firewall.
If you don’t use any other antivirus software, you’ll need to turn off Windows Defender Firewall. Follow the steps below to turn off Windows Defender Firewall:
- Search Windows Defender Firewall in the Start menu and open it.
- Click Turn Windows Defender Firewall on or off in the left sidebar of the new window that opens.
- Select Turn off Windows Defender Firewall for both Private network settings and Public network settings, and then click OK.
These were some simple things you can do in Windows 11 to speed up the internet. If you have a slow Internet connection on Windows 11, you can follow these steps to make it faster.