How to increase upload and download speed in Windows 10

Do you know, with some little setting tweaks you can increase your Internet speed in Windows 10? In this article, we present you with certain basic hints to increase upload and download speed in Windows 10.

Increase upload and download speed in Windows 10

These are the things you can never really upload and download speed in Windows 10.

  • Close unnecessary apps and tabs
  • Incapacitate Metered Connection
  • Incapacitate Background Apps
  • Use Wired Connection
  • Change to Google or Open DNS.

Allow us to discuss them in detail.

1] Close unnecessary apps and tabs

If you are facing moderate download speed, take a stab at closing every one of the applications that can use your Internet. If you don’t know which app is using your Internet, have a go at checking your Data use.

To do that, dispatch Settings from the Start Menu and click Network and Internet > Data Usage. Now, select the organization that you are connected to from the “Pick an organization” segment, check which app is superfluously using the Internet, and close it.

Also see: Fix: dllhost.exe showing High Disk Usage

You should likewise close pointless tabs if you are downloading or uploading something from your program.

Do these things and check if it increases your download and upload speed.

2] Disable Metered Connection

If you have empowered Metered Connection, have a go at disabling it as it can restrict your downloading and uploading abilities. To do that, follow these steps:

Open Settings by Win + I.

Click Network and Internet > Properties (of your present Network).

Use the toggle to disable Metered Connection.

Now, restart your PC and check if it increases your download and upload speed.

3] Disable Background Apps

There are tons of applications running behind the scenes and using your Internet without you knowing about them. However, you can cripple these apps in Windows 10 to get blazing quick downloading and uploading speed.

To do that, follow these steps:

  • Open Settings
  • Click Privacy > Background apps.
  • Now, use the toggle to disable Background Apps.

Now, check if it increases your upload and download speed.

4] Use Wired Connection

If you use Wi-Fi then you can have a go at switching to a wired connection to improve your download and upload speed. Remote connections are not as solid as their wired partner. Subsequently, if you are in quandary to pick between Ethernet and Wi-Fi, take a stab at going for Ethernet if you need a very slack free download and upload speed.

5] Switch to Google or Open DNS

Something you can do to improve your upload and download speed is to change to Google or Open DNS. To do that, dispatch Control Panel from the Start Menu and go to the following area.

Now, click Wi-Fi from the “Connections” segment and click Properties.

Double-tap on Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4), tick “Use the following DNS worker addresses“, and enter the following DNS address depending on your decision.

For Google DNS-

Preferred DNS server: 8.8.8.8 and Alternate DNS server: 8.8.4.4

For Open DNS-

Preferred DNS server: 208.67.222.222 and Alternate DNS server: 208.67.220.220

Now, retry downloading or uploading, ideally, your Internet speed will be improved.

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