How to increase Internet Speed in Windows 10

Slow internet is the most frustrating thing to experience while browsing the web. Windows 10 users complain a lot about slow internet speed after upgrading to windows 10. By digging deeper we found out that by tweaking just a few settings, you can increase internet speed to a great extent on window 10 computer. Here are some killer tips to fix slow internet speed on windows 10.



Tip 1 – Disable Peer to peer updates

Peer to peer updates on windows 10 are on by default and that means without your consent your PC internet connection is being used for seeding PCs connected through the network. You have to immediately turn this feature off to stop bandwidth stealing.

Step 1 – Just search settings w\in windows 10 search box and click on settings to open it.

Settings Windows 10

 

Step 2 – Now, click on Update & Security.

Update And Security Windows 10

 

 

Step 3 – Now, click on advanced options.

Windows 10 Settings Update Security Advanced Options

 

 

Step 4 – Now, click on how updates are delivered.

Choose How Updates Dlivered

 

Step 5 – Now, turn off peer to peer updates to save yourself from bandwidth stealing and weird windows 10 feature.

Turn Peer To Peer Updates Off

 

Tip  2 – Turn off Background apps

This is the second most important step of fixing your slow internet on windows 10.  Many apps run in Background to update to eat your bandwidth and in turn slowing your internet speed. You must turn off background apps to save yourself from data leakage.

Step 1 – Open settings panel again.

Step 2 – Now, click on privacy.

Windows 10privacy

 

Step 3 – Now, scroll down the left menu and choose background apps.

Step 4 – Now, turn off Background apps.

Turn Off Background Apps Windows 10

 

 

Tip 3 – Disable Windows update service

Although disabling windows update service is not recommended, as it’s always good to keep your PC updated to the latest version of Windows 10 OS, but if you are really struggling with your internet speeds and you want high download speed for a particular file for few days, then you can definitely disable windows 10 update service. You always have the option of turning it on anytime in future.

Step 1 – Search services in windows 10 taskbar search.

Step 2 – Click on services.

Services

Step 3 -Now, Once the services manager window opens up, just find windows update from the list.

 

Step 4 – Just Click on stop to stop it.

Step 5 – Now, change startup option to disabled from the dropdown.

Windows Update Disable

Step 6 – Now, reboot your PC.

 

Tip 4 – Change DNS settings

Change the DNS settings either to Open DNS or Google DNS.

For using Google DNS, Type:

8.8.8.8

8.8.4.4

For using OpenDNS, Type:

208.67.222.222

208.67.220.220

Disable / Enable ethernet or Wifi in Network and sharing centre

Step 1 – Go to network and sharing centre.

Network Sharing Centre Windows 10

Step 2 – Now, click on change adapter settings from left menu.

Change Adapter Settings

 

Step 3 – Now, right click on Ethernet or wifi (Whichever you are currently using for the internet) and disable it. Do a right click again and enable it. Just resets the internet.

Disable Enable Network Windows 10

In case you are Using a Router

If you are on Wifi and using a router, just do this. Turn off the router by disconnecting it from electricity. Wait for 10 seconds and then turn it on again. This fixes the slow internet issue most of the time for all version of windows.

Uninstall Onenote app

If you do not use OneNote anyway, you need to uninstall it to save bandwidth spent on syncing files and folders. It also makes your windows 10 system slow and lagging.

To uninstall OneNote just search OneNote , just search OneNote in the search box of windows 10, do a right click and uninstall, it.

Uninstall Onenote

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