What are the best resources for increasing Internet speed?

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    #1Internet Speed Master

    Internet Speed Master

    Internet Speed Master is an app developed by nez droid for Android devices that helps users improve Internet connection. The tool supports all ROMS and works depending on the user's internet provider.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Billy Gray
    Written on February 28, 2017
    "This app greatly improved my internet speed. I set it up and ran some tests with it and it told me what to do to get a better connection. All you have to do is is download the app and let it do all the work and you'll get a faster connection just like I did. "
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    #2Throttle

    Throttle

    With Throttle by PGWARE, users can make their Internet speed faster. This software upgrades your computer and modem to download files easily. A free trial is also available for those who wish to test the software.

    Software

    Windows

    $19.3

    Ralph Campbell
    Written on February 20, 2017
    "Fantastic find as this explains not only what it does, but how it does it. I pay for extremely high speed internet and I still can have issues with speed, lagging, that never ending spin, so finding a solution without having to pay even more money to the cable provider is not only going to help me earn more money, it's also going to be better for my overall health."
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    #3Faster Internet 2X

    Faster Internet 2X

    Faster Internet 2x is an APK file for Android devices. with this tool, you can increase your Internet speed up to 2 times its normal speed. The tool's storage size is 986k and it supports Android Lollipop OS as of its recent update.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Jeffrey Watkins
    Written on May 8, 2017
    "My internet has been slow even though my router is setup properly and I should be getting between 4G and 5G. This apk has helped me get the speed I deserve."

DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know that the global average Internet speed in 2017 was 7.2 Mbps? According to Akamai, South Korea is the country with the fastest internet connection, with an average speed of 28.6Mbps. However, the fastest internet connection ever recorded was at The Gathering. It is an annual computer party held in Norway. Norway follows South Korea as the country with the second fastest internet speed of 23.5Mbps. In 2012, the party’s internet connection reached a record-breaking speed of 200 Gbits per second. For comparison, NASA’s internet connection is measured at 91 Gbits per second, and NASA’s internet speeds are already 13,000 times faster than the average broadband speed in the US.

A high-speed internet connection was essential to the event, as more than 5,000 people participated in the five-day gathering to play multiplayer video games together. The soaring speeds reached in 2012 was made possible by the fiber-optic network that runs through Norway, with additional bandwidth provided by the company Level3. Meanwhile, the citizens of Mali suffer from internet speeds of 773.0kbps. Among the continents of the world, Africa has the worst internet infrastructure and the least internet penetration. The United Nations has made the improvement of the African telecommunication system a part of the Millennium Development Goals.

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    #4Internet Booster & Optimizer

    Internet Booster & Optimizer

    Internet Booster & Optimizer is a tool developed by BoostingTools for Android that provides an enhancer for internet surfing. This app prepares your device for a faster and smoother browsing experience.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Ricardo Andrade
    Written on April 6, 2017
    "Brand new App on the Market. If you need a quick boost of Internet power this may be your ticket. We are sometimes not in the most optimal location, or work or school may have a lot of users and not the power you would have at home, this is the answer for you. You can download on Googleplay. "
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    #5SpeedConnect

    SpeedConnect

    SpeedConnect is a powerful Windows software that is designed to optimize your network connection and speed up all your Internet activities. There is also a free trial available for first-time users of the software.

    Software

    Windows

    $25.95- Varies by plan

    Ralph Chapman
    Written on March 30, 2017
    "Well my internet speed was extremely slow and I was getting killed hundreds of time in League of Legends by fifteen year olds. It started to make me really question everything that was going on in my life, that is until my friend told me about SpeedConnect and I used it as a resource to speed up my internet connection. And now I kill every single kid and flame them out online."
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    #6Internet Accelerator

    Internet Accelerator

    This software improves and optimizes various configuration settings that affect your Internet connection speed. *NO LONGER AVAILABLE*

    Software

    Jeffrey Chapman
    Written on March 18, 2017
    "I was tired of waiting for Internet pages to load...waiting for music to buffer, for the entire page to load so I could continue what I was doing - and am really happy I tried Pointstone. Pointstone let me test my speed then updated my configurations to optimize my existing Internet speed - for which I was already paying but wasn't using effectively! - making me a lot more productive. No more waiting for pages and parts of pages to load...now I have more free time and still get more done!"
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    #7[TUTORIAL] How to speed up your internet

    [TUTORIAL] How to speed up your internet

    How to speed up your internet is a feature how-to article published on Trusted Reviews by David Hayward on March 2018. If you want to know how to speed up your Internet, you can read this guide.

    Articles

    Free

    Joseph Estrada
    Written on May 3, 2017
    "There's nothing worse than watching the latest Taylor Swift video and it taking forever to load. I went to this look and I was able to improve my internet speed significantly and now I don't have to wait for videos to buffer anymore!"
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    #8WiFi Explorer

    WiFi Explorer

    With this app, you can identify conflicts, signal overlapping and configuration problems that may be affecting the connectivity and performance of your home. WiFi Explorer is developed by Adrian Granados-Murillo for iOS devices.

    Software

    Mac

    $19.99

    Aadhya Kadam
    Written on September 8, 2017
    "I loved this solution. I am always looking for ways to increase my internet speed, so I was very interested in reading this article in general. I found it very informative and a good read as well. The information was gathered and put together in a way that was easy to read and understand. "
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    #9[TUTORIAL] How to Double Your Internet Speed for Free

    [TUTORIAL] How to Double Your Internet Speed for Free

    On this guide posted on Lifewire, you can read how to double your Internet speed changing your DNS servers. The article was written by Melanie Pinola and last updated on September 20, 2018.

    Articles

    Free

    Phillip Powell
    Written on May 25, 2017
    "This is a lot of work to double your internet speed, but if it's something that you need to do I would recommend it. I'm not sure it's something I want to stick with because my internet works fine and I have some concerns about privacy. The solution says, "Test results showed a 132.1% improvement from using Google's DNS servers over using the stock DNS servers" which sounds ideal, but you also might want to consider why Google is allowing you to do this. As long as you're okay with them collecting even more data from you than usual, then I say go for it!"
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    #10[TUTORIAL] How to Increase Internet Speed

    [TUTORIAL] How to Increase Internet Speed

    If you want to increase your Internet speed and maximize the performance of your web-connected devices, you can read this interesting step-by-step post from wikiHow.

    Articles

    Free

    Raymond Willis
    Written on March 25, 2017
    "Well laid out information. It seems useful, but I don't think they really helped. I would use this website again to find more how to information "
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    #11TestMy

    TestMy

    TestMy.net is a free online tool which will test your internet connection speed if you feel that you have a slow connection or want to see the performance of your internet. It also offers you a big quantity of data of your broadband speed.  

    Online Tools

    Free

    Jose Beck
    Written on November 8, 2017
    "A good resource for sourcing bottlenecks in your network layout. Easy to use, though a lot of data may deter less than tech-savvy users. Worth having in your IT toolbox."
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    #12Internet Download Manager

    Internet Download Manager

    Internet Download Manager is a tool that increases the download speed of your computer up to 5 times. It also resumes and schedules all your downloads. The software also has a free trial available.

    Online Tools

    $9.95- Varies by plan

    Sharon Jensen
    Written on November 14, 2017
    "What a great program. Wish I would have found this months ago. It works great, increased my downloading speed significantly and it is free. Totally free. Can’t beat that. It is pretty amazing how fast I can download large files from the internet. It has a real friendly user Interface so I had it up and running in now time after I downloaded it. "
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    #13Stack Path

    Stack Path
    Stack Path (formerly MaxCDN) is a solution specially designed for developers who want to speed up their websites and get insights in real time. Various plans are available depending on your needs, as well as a 15-Day Free Trial.
    Websites

    $10- Varies by plan

    Olivia Vasquez
    Written on October 24, 2017
    "This isn't really what I wanted. It is supposed to help speed up your websites and such, not speed up your actual internet. I'm going to have to keep looking."

Summary

Best What are the best resources for increasing Internet speed
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Internet Speed MasterApps 76 Free
2ThrottleSoftware 40 Paid
3Faster Internet 2XApps 38 Free
4Internet Booster & OptimizerApps 35 Free
5SpeedConnectSoftware 32 Paid
6Internet AcceleratorSoftware 25 Paid
7[TUTORIAL] How to speed up your internetArticles 23 Free
8WiFi ExplorerSoftware 21 Paid
9[TUTORIAL] How to Double Your Internet Speed for FreeArticles 17 Free
10[TUTORIAL] How to Increase Internet SpeedArticles 16 Free
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