Let’s face it; computers are, for most people all about the internet. They are the primary means through which billions of people across the globe have achieved the kind of connectivity that, not so long ago, would have been thought impossible. Modems are some of the most important devices that enable this connectivity.

Fix Errors with TotalSystemCare

A big issue that contributes to the slowing down of a computer is the corruption that occurs to its drivers and software over time. The only available way of preventing this is using a reliable and safe PC management utility. We recommend that you use TotalSystemCare by SafeBytes to scan for and fix the errors that occur on your PC before they become a problem. SafeBytes is a Microsoft accredited partner, and its PC management tool identifies and fixes registry errors, while protecting your privacy by identifying the adware and dangerous cookies that may have infected your computer.

What Is a Modem?

A modem can be defined as a device that facilitates the transfer of data between your computer and the World Wide Web, through physical phone cables. The job of the modem in this regard is to convert the digital data that comes from your PC into analog format, which can be transmitted over telephone cables. It also reverses the process when you are accessing information from the internet.

Why Your Modem May Be Connecting at a Slower Speed

A common speed for modems in the internet heydays was 512kbt/s (0.5 Mbps.)  Today, it is normal to find modems that return theoretical speeds of over 100 Mbps. whatever speed your modem is rated, it may, from time to time, begin to slow down. So, what can cause this to happen?

Congestion

One of the reasons why your modem may be connecting at a rate that is slower than its design speed may be congestion. As mentioned earlier, modems are used to switch data between digital and analog formats for transmission across phone lines. What most people do not understand is that the physical phone line is a shared resource. Not only is it available for your use, but you also share it with your neighbors. Congestion occurs when too many of you use this resource at once.

Technical Problems

You may also witness a noticeable slowing down of your modem and internet connection if there are glitches, either with the modem itself of with your ISP. Technical problems that emanate from your service provider are usually resolved as early as possible, while you might need to replace the modem if it is the one that is causing issues.

Your Bandwidth May Be Capped

Another reason why your modem could slow down would be if your bandwidth has been capped. This could happen if you purchased a lower bandwidth plan, or if you have exceeded your monthly cap on bandwidth usage. ISPs usually penalize heavy internet users by throttling their bandwidth.

Your Router May Be Incorrectly Configured

Check if your router has been correctly configured, because that may turn out to be the cause of the issues that you are having with your modem.

Issues with Your Compute

Slow internet connectivity may occur because of the general slowing down of your PC. To boost its performance, you need to scan your PC using TotalSystemCare from SafeBytes. This wonderful PC performance utility has been designed to give your computer a boost by identifying and fixing errors to your registry and to other parts of your machine. Not only is the utility lightweight, but it is also safe and has been made by a Microsoft Accredited Partner.