This article will take you through how to speed up internet speed in Windows 7.
Freezing of the open page, unusually long loading of the site, disconnection – all these are the unpleasant consequences of the emerging “congestion” on the way of transmitting information packets over the network.
Regardless of the type of connection, the methods that will be described here will, to one degree or another, increase the speed of the Internet on Windows 7, especially since this article will be useful for mobile Internet users.
How to remove the Internet speed limit?
Method 1: Settings in the parameters of the serial port (COM1)
So, in order for us to find these parameters, we go to the device manager (Internet connection is not required now, the modem may be completely disabled): Start menu – Computer.
Next, right-click on the white field – Properties – Device Manager (top left of the window).
Open the “Ports” item in Device Manager.
Here we select “Serial Port (COM1)”.
Further in the window: Port parameters – in the column “Bits per second” set the maximum value, confirm by pressing “Ok” and close all tabs.
Method 2: Settings in Reserved Bandwidth Limit Settings
Let’s start searching for options: Start menu – All programs – Accessories – Command line
In the command line, enter the command: gpedit.msc and press the Enter key.
In the menu that opens, look for the item “Computer Configuration” and open it.
Then open the following folders: Administrative Templates – Network – Qos Packet Scheduler – Limit Reserved Bandwidth
In the window that appears, set the marker opposite the “Enable” item, and below in the “Bandwidth limit (%):” column, enter the value – 0.
Next, click the “Apply” and “Ok” buttons. We close all windows.
How to improve internet speed with software?
Method 3: Here, you will learn how to speed up internet speed in Windows 7 using Auslogics BoostSpeed Utility
For this method, you need to download and install the Auslogics BoostSpeed program. This utility is available on the Internet as a free version, so do not feed the scammers! The program weighs only about 7 MB, we install it by default on the local drive C.
Here we are interested in the “Tools” section. By clicking on it in the new menu we find the item “Internet Acceleration”.
Under it, click on the “Automatic” button, select from three possible requests for Internet speed: fast, medium, or slow, in accordance with your type of network connection, rearrange the marker, and start the process through the “Analysis” button.
After checking, a list of all parameters that require optimization will appear on the screen, so click “Optimize” and wait for the operation to complete.
After that, a window with a report on the work done will appear and below the “Reboot” button.
We click on it, thereby restarting Windows to accept new data.
What to do if the Internet speed drops sharply?
Method 4: Remove temporary files from Application Data
In Application Data (AppData folder), we need only one directory called “Temp”. But to get to it, we first need to find AppData, because it is a hidden system file.
To do this, we perform the following algorithm of actions: Start menu – Computer – Organize (button in the upper part of the window, on the left) – Folder and search options.
Next, the view – in the window with additional parameters, go down the list, find the item “Show hidden files, folders and drives”, and set the marker in front of it – a little higher in the list we find the column “Hide protected system files (recommended)” and uncheck the option – in the warning window, put the consent – “Yes” – click in the previous window with the parameters of the folders “Apply”.
Thus, we have removed the protective effect of invisibility from the hidden files of the system, some of them will be found on the desktop.
Next, go to the local drive C and go through the directories: Users (or Users) – Computer Name – AppData – Local – Temp.
Having found this folder, right-click on the name, find the “Send to” menu and click on “Desktop (create shortcut)”.
After all the steps, you can again hide the system files in reverse order through the folder options. In this case, the “Temp” folder we need on the desktop will remain visible.
So what do we need the “Temp” folder for? When you start the browser, as well as when you visit various pages, blogs, and sites, some temporary files from the network are delayed in the desired folder, which in turn slows down data transfer. Therefore, having noticed a clear slowdown in page loading or a sharp drop in Internet speed, we should minimize the browser without closing it and entering the “Temp” folder.
In the “Temp” folder, select all the data and delete it using the Delete key or the right mouse button. Those files that will not be deleted are service files, the rest of the “garbage” will end up in the trash, which should be immediately emptied.