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Spring Clean Your Internet with these Five Top Tips

Moneymagpie Team 29th Mar 2023 No Comments

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A fast and reliable connection is crucial. However, even the best connections can become bogged down over time with too many devices, too much clutter, and too many security risks. 

Spring cleaning your internet connection doesn’t have to be a dauting task. With a few simple steps, you can improve the speed of your connection. 

As the clocks went forward this past weekend, full-fibre provider Lit Fibre shares their top tips to ‘spring clean’ your internet. 

Clear out the clutter

Just like a physical space, your internet connection can become cluttered overtime with unused files, temporary files and cached data. Clearing out this clutter can help speed up your internet connection. 

Limit connected devices

A study by Lit Fibre (of 2,000 British consumers) reveals that, on a typical day, homes throughout the UK have an average of seven devices connected to the internet. Too many devices connected to your network can slow down your internet speed, so disconnect any that are not in use to free up bandwidth. 

Position your router strategically 

Place your router in a central location in your home, and away from other electronics that could interfere with its signal, such as microwaves, cordless phones and baby monitors. 

Use a wired connection 

Connect your computer or device to your router using an Ethernet cable for a faster and more stable connection while gaming or working from home. 

Upgrade your internet plan 

The survey of 2,000 consumers also found one in three Brits get frustrated by their existing internet provider multiple times each week. The best way to improve your internet is to switch to a faster, more reliable internet plan to get better speeds and reduce buffering. Check your contract end date and compare your current broadband bills with other offers to see how much you can save!

Disclaimer: MoneyMagpie is not a licensed financial advisor and therefore information found here including opinions, commentary, suggestions or strategies are for informational, entertainment or educational purposes only. This should not be considered as financial advice. Anyone thinking of investing should conduct their own due diligence.

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Jasmine Birtles

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