To enhance your surfing experience, you need to understand the factors that may be slowing down your connection.
The closer you are to the website you want access to, the quicker the response time. Malaysian-based websites will give you faster access as compared to those overseas. The speed also depends on how many network hops it has to go through before reaching the actual site.
The more popular a website, the more users try to access it at the same time. If a site cannot cope with the demand, the page will either load very slowly or fail to load completely.
Websites with heavy files or large images will generally take a longer time to load as compared to simple text-only pages.
This usually depends on the number of people online who have the files and those who are willing to share. Sometimes, the network speed also depends on your peer's connection at the other end. Downloads will take a longer time when more people access a limited or older file.
Virus, Worms, Adware or Spyware
Malicious programs could also slow down your Internet access. Ensure that you consistently update and run system checks with your anti-virus, anti-spyware and anti-adware software.
Check-up on your speed!
- Visit the TM Streamyx website at www.streamyx.com or from Nuffnangs ads above or at the right side of this blog.
- Click on the 'Speedometer' icon
- Choose a server location.
- Click on ‘Start’
- If the result is not satisfactory, please repeat the test without other applications running.