Have you carried out a system test in preparation for a webinar only to find out that your internet speed is slow? Don’t despair! We have 10 ways to fix this situation. Super cool, right? Read on for 10 effective ways to increase your internet speed.
1. Close programs that may be using internet traffic
For example, programs like Skype, Viber, or Telegram may be using traffic in the background and slowing the internet speed for your webinar.
2. Close all browser tabs that you are currently not using
If you want to return to open web pages later, simply bookmark them.
3. Stop updating programs and applications
Many programs start updating automatically. This may not be the right time; for example, during a webinar or an important call. If possible, go to the program settings and disable automatic updates. Then, enable manual update for whenever convenient.
4. Lower the quality of the camera
Broadcasting with a camera at maximum quality and low internet speeds is a bad idea. You are definitely going to experience broadcast cuts, picture jamming and even no sound. To avoid this, lower the camera quality in the webinar room settings. Another option is to use only an avatar.
5. Pause the download of files from the network
If you are using a torrent client, then you should stop downloading and uploading files for the duration of the webinar. Also, pause any network downloads.
6. Limit the number of connections to your IP address
Ask everyone who might be connected to your network (colleagues or family) to pause downloads during the webinar or use a different internet connection altogether.
7. Disconnect devices that you are not using from the internet
If the connection speed is low, then you may need to disconnect all other equipment from the network – a phone, a tablet, or smart home appliances.
8. Restart the Wi-Fi router to rule out errors
Sometimes such a simple trick can solve the problem. However, it is also possible that you need to reflash the device or even purchase a new model.
9. Switch to a tariff with a higher internet speed from your provider
If you are constantly faced with low internet speed, then consider switching to a different tariff from your provider. Yes, you will have to pay more, but you will be able to host webinars, watch broadcasts and movies, and chat with friends on apps like Skype with much more comfort.
10. Connect to a different provider
It’s an extreme measure, but if all else fails, then you should think about changing your internet provider entirely.
What if the Speed is Optimal?
If the system test showed optimal speed, then you can effectively conduct a webinar or participate in one.
If you still encounter freezing sound and video, or broadcasting delays of more than 10 seconds, we recommend that you first pause downloads and automatic updates of programs, close unnecessary tabs and programs, or use the other recommendations mentioned above.
We are sure you will succeed, and the MyOwnConference service is an excellent platform for your ideal webinar.