A-Z Causes of Slow Internet Load Times and Confusing Terms
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A-Z Reasons for Slow Internet Load Times – What You Need to Know Now or NEVER!

What usually caused Slow Internet Load Times and WHY?

We live in an Internet-centric world – after all, most of what we do is related to the Internet. Businesses create strategies to become more relevant online; we do our shopping, or travel plans and our networking online. And these are just a couple of examples of what happens thanks to the online world.

On the other hand, we have become more and more dependent of high-speed Internet connections. It’s not like dial-up cuts it for any of us anymore – we want to stream TV shows or even movies or listen to online radio.

How do Slow Internet Load Times Occurred?

A second interesting fact is that we become more and more accustomed to using wireless products – tablets, phones and laptops for our online endeavors. To learn about wireless internet, visit  – it might help shed more light on how wireless products work and how we get connected so easily.

Nevertheless, wireless Internet has its perks – for example, people might experience slow internet load times and unfortunately, with wireless internet, it’s not an easy thing to deal with.

1.) Understanding Bandwidth

First of all, the entire internet traffic that can get to your device in a certain amount of time is called bandwidth.

Now, in theory, there are two types of bandwidth – that destined for uploading data (for example, sending web page requests or actually uploading stuff) and downloading data (the return for those requests, like your Facebook page appearing in front of you, or streaming a lovely video).

The issue is, in wireless internet, there’s only one type of connection that can occur at one time – it’s either upload or download. This means that if upload is slow, download will seem even slower and it will take forever before you load everything you want to see.

2.) Understanding Wireless Technologies

If you haven’t visited the web page about wireless yet – here’s an interesting fact – wireless technologies will never be as fast as wired technologies. For the time being, wireless internet speed remain at half or even less compared to wired speed. But that shouldn’t be that big of an issue – provided you don’t share that connection with other devices.

Think about it – in coffeshops and Internet cafes one ends up sharing that same internet connection with everyone out there. The same bandwidth split for more than one device means that apart from the fact that wireless is slow from the beginning, it’s even slower when more people connect to that wireless access point.

3.) Speeding Up Load Times

Now, this might not be an easy task to achieve – but there are a series of applications and browser extensions that might help with this particular issue. Applications that help optimize a Wi-Fi connections have shown beautiful results on both Macs and PCs.How can we contain Slow internet speed?

Sadly, there are far less options for smaller portable devices such as a smartphone or a tablet. On the other hand, there are changes that can be done within the network infrastructure to improve the quality of the signal, thus speeding up load times for everyone that has connected to that particular network.

So, what are the other ways that you think your home network could be improved upon from the current internet slow load times? Would you mind sharing those with us here? I await them 🙂

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  1. Utkarsh Bhatt

    March 14, 2013 at 9:57 am

    I always ignored this kind of stuff, but now I think that I need to upgrade my internet connection. Time to call the Internet provider.

    • Olukunle Moses

      March 25, 2013 at 5:49 pm

      Better thought Utkarsh.

  2. Jonathan Adams

    March 14, 2013 at 11:54 pm

    I’ve always found internet speed to be directly proportional to the amount of money spent on your internet plan and a router and modem.

    • Olawale Daniel

      March 20, 2013 at 6:05 am

      Nice word….this means, what you sow into your internet services, that exactly is what you will reap. Am I right?

  3. Anish Sangamam

    March 17, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    Most people connect to their modems wirelessly.. Be it ADSL2+ or Cable broadband. The slow speed is caused by Internet wireless congestion. The best way to test is by connecting using an Ethernet cable. The speed obtained when connected via Ethernet cable is lot more than with wifi..

    One needs to make sure that the Wifi Channel does not interfere with other wireless devices.. Usually the higher channels work better … Example channels ranging from 11-13

    Thanks for the artcle Olawale Daniel.. Hope to see you at bleepingtech as well

    • Olawale Daniel

      July 4, 2014 at 7:42 pm

      Anish, your comment is highly received!

      Thanks for contributing to the post.

  4. Rajan

    March 18, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    About the wired technologies, how much speed difference would be there using coaxial cable or fiber optics cable?

  5. Jessica

    March 18, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    This is really good published article. Such a great yet interesting post. Thank you very much for sharing this useful stuff.

  6. Graham Padmore

    March 18, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    Great advice, thanks!

    • Olawale Daniel

      March 20, 2013 at 6:07 am

      You’re welcome Graham.

  7. Lucy

    March 18, 2013 at 11:17 pm

    Thank you for the useful post, im fed up with my slow connection!

    • Olawale Daniel

      March 20, 2013 at 5:56 am

      Hope this post helps in one or two ways to help you resolve the issue?

  8. Mark Katavice

    March 21, 2013 at 5:54 am

    Hi Daniel.Thanks for the informative post on internet slowness.Interesting to know this and love to read more.

  9. Sanjib Saha

    March 25, 2013 at 7:18 am

    Sometimes I feel so irritated when the internet hangs up and takes time to load. I keep erasing the history. I also use the CCleaner and yes that helps.

    • Olawale Daniel

      March 25, 2013 at 5:45 pm

      I have Ccleaner before but uninstalled it, but now, I will re-add it to my office PC 🙂

  10. Olawale Daniel

    March 25, 2013 at 5:55 pm


  11. himanshu

    May 26, 2013 at 4:15 am

    My internet connection is good but thanks for telling us with these tips surely will came use in future.


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