Many Windows 11 users complained about slow connection issues. Unfortunately, these problems started occurring shortly after installing the latest updates. If your connection is really sluggish compared to before the update, follow the steps below to solve the problem.
How to Speed up Your Internet Connection on Windows 11
Run the Internet Troubleshooter
Go to System, select Troubleshooter, and then click on Other troubleshooters. Launch the Internet Connections troubleshooter and check if you notice any improvements.
Update or Reinstall Your Network Driver
- Launch the Device Manager.
- Then expand the list of Network Adapters.
- Right-click on your Wireless drivers and select Update driver.
- Check your Internet connection.
- If the issue persists, right-click again on your wireless driver and select Uninstall driver.
- Restart your computer and check the results.
Reset Your Network Settings
Try resetting your network settings and check if you notice any improvements.
- Go to Settings.
- Select Network & Internet.
- Scroll down to Advanced network settings.
- Then select Network reset.
- Click the Reset now button.
- Click Yes to confirm your choice.
- After you do that, launch Command Prompt with admin rights.
- Enter the following commands one by one, and press Enter after each command:
netsh int tcp set global autotuninglevel=disable
netsh int ip reset
netsh advfirewall reset
netsh winsock reset
ipconfig / flushdns
ipconfig / release
ipconfig / renew
- Restart your computer and check your Internet speed.
If the issue persists, unplug your router and leave it unplugged for two minutes to drain flea power. Plug your router back into the wall outlet, and wait until your computer goes back online.
Disable Your VPN or Use a Different VPN
If you’re using a VPN that’s not perfectly optimized for Windows 11, you may sometimes notice that your connection is a bit sluggish. Disable your VPN, and check if you notice any improvements.
Your VPN can slow down your connection. Let’s not forget that VPN programs encrypt your connection. That should not be a problem for modern computers. However, low-spec computers and old routers may not handle the data encryption process that quickly. Switch to a different VPN service and check if you can speed up your connection.
By the way, if you’re using a dinosaur of a router, you may want to upgrade to a new device that supports faster download and upload speeds.
Tweak Your Bandwidth Settings
- Navigate to Settings.
- Select Windows Update.
- Go to Advanced options.
- Then scroll down to Delivery Optimization.
- Disable the option that says Allow downloads from other PCs.
- Scroll down to Advanced options.
- Tweak your bandwidth download and upload settings.
Contact Your ISP
If the problem persists, contact your ISP. As a quick reminder, you can only download data as fast as your ISP lets you. Sometimes, your ISP may throttle your bandwidth which will make your connection even slower.
To improve your Internet speed on Windows 11, first, run the Internet troubleshooter. Then update or reinstall your network driver. Make sure to reset your network settings and disable your VPN. Additionally, tweak your bandwidth settings and contact your ISP.
Did you manage to speed up your Internet connection? Which of the methods above worked for you? Comment down below.