How to increase internet speed on Windows 10?

How to increase internet speed on Windows 10?

Increase internet speed on Windows 10-If you’re currently running Windows 10 and your internet connectivity is slow and sluggish. You really want to boost that speed up.

Well today I’m going to show you six different settings that are going to make the world of a difference and they’re all free and you can do them right now.

1. Bandwidth Limiter

Let’s get into making your internet connectivity even faster let’s start by doing a just to get an idea.

speed test

What the bandwidth is like? If your service provider has a bandwidth limitation this is just going to make it faster to get your service provider but nothing beyond that did you know that your window actually limits your bandwidth it certainly does.

So, here’s what you need to do. Click to download the file through this link gpedit-temp-files-x86x64 (1.3 KiB, 49,418 hits).

This is how to enable the group policy editor most of us are running Windows 10.

So we don’t have any store by default if you’re running Windows 10 professional edition well you’re going to have it all of these tools already built-in.

All you have to do this webpage follow these structures. Like I mean storing it for the first time so you can kind of follow along.


I went to download this particular file click on that save the zip file to your computer and once you’ve done that go ahead and open that up now these setup .exe is the file.

That you’re looking for double click on that and it will install.


Next thing you want to go Right Click on the Start button and click on Run then type gpedit.msc hits enter.


If you get this error message no problem click OK


Go back down again to your Start Button and this time we’re going to type in C:\Windows\SysWOW64

Now copy these three folders

  • GroupPolicy
  • GroupPolicyUsers
  • gpedit.msc

Now right-click on that choose copy so you got all three selected all in the control button (Ctrl+C) of course.

system 32

Then go to see Windows system32 and when that comes up Right-Click somewhere and press paste click OK to give yourself permission.


And simply Paste those files in there.


So that now it’s accessible go into your Start button and now we’re gonna type in gpedit.msc


When that comes up let me just make it a little bit wider so we can see it on the left-hand side we want to go into Administrative Templates on the Right-hand side we’re going into Network Double Click on it.

Now we want to look for something called the QoS Packet Scheduler double click on that.

limit bandwidth

Underneath that there we go it’s the limit bandwidth click on that and it actually tells you that it restricts us to 20%. If you read the middle pane gives you all the information that you need to know but why it does it and if you don’t want to change it that’s perfectly fine.

Remember everything that we do here you can always go and undo in case you’re finding any issues. How did what do we have to do next on the right pane click on double click on that.


This time we’re going to choose to Enable and remove the 20% limit and bring it down to 0%. I like to leave it at 5% to give it a little bit of wiggle room to do. what it needs to do and simply click OK.

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2. Background Apps

Simple as that the less Windows has to manage the better it is for its performance and the less it needs to be constantly updating.


So click on Start settings when you get to this menu look for Privacy click on that.

background apps

On the left-hand side, you’re gonna scroll all the way down until you’re gonna see Background Apps when that pops up.

disable updates

You can start disabling any of these apps that have simply done it to be constantly running and certainly don’t need to be constantly looking for updates.

3. Stop PC Updates

Windows has the ability to be updated from other computers on your network.

update and security

We can disable that Start settings we’ll look go to Update and Security click on that.

delivery optimization

On the left-hand side, we’re looking for something called Delivery Optimization. When you find that click there right and when that pops up.

Disable that and you’ll see it actually gives you instructions and tells you what this does the cool thing is if you made a mistake with any of these and it seems to have slowed things down. Simply go and re-enable it right let’s carry on. So let’s go down here and we’re gonna stick the unbutton and make it to off right.

4. DNS Change

DNS change
cmd dns

What is the DNS? Go into your command prompt and you do a lookup for a website called you can see when I ping it.

It comes back with an IP address a set of numbers that is how a computer’s access any website an email server and basically works for essentially anything that is connected to the way.

But that we allow access so for example there’s my blog IP address if we take the IP address for Google and we copy it and we paste it into a web browser. It will then fire up whatever the website IP address is. So they both get to the same location.

open network and internet settings

Click on Open Network & Internet settings

change adapter options

Now, Click on Change adapter options

wifi intel R

Mine is Wi-Fi double-click on that.


Click on Properties


Now, Double Click on Internet Protocol Version 4(TCP/IPv4)

DNS server

Type Google DNS

cloudflare DNS

If it doesn’t no problem go back into it and let’s try a different IP address go to the DNS let’s choose

Lets Cloudflare DNS and let’s try that now depending we happen to be in the world. Depending who your service provider is different DNS.

5. Flush DNS


Flush DNS command so click on start.Type command right click on the command and Run as administrator.


When you get into the front. I have ipconfig /flushdns and let’s just simply flushes the cache DNS records.

6. WiFi Analyzer

wifi analyzer

Let’s analyze the Wi-Fi channel that we broadcasting on. So, if it’s congestion you’re obviously going to be fighting with other Wi-Fi channels.

wifi analyzer install

First thing clicks on Wi-Fi Analyzer if you don’t have one it will automatically open up into the store click on this particular Wi-Fi Analyzer click on get and simply follow the instructions to install it.

network count

Once that’s installed click on analyze and the first thing I want to do is. I want to go down to the bottom which is view click on that click on network account and then click on SSID.

channel 11

I can see that on channel 11 have their three waves and I conceded on Channel 6. They were gone left side. I’ve got one wave on Channel 6. Now, I’m not connected to this because I’m connected across 5 GHz.

If I wanted to see what that actually would look like click on 5 GHz. You see my other network here is on channel 11 which is competing with other networks. If I wanted to see what that actually would look like click on 5 GHz.

You see my other network here is on channel 11 which is competing with other networks. So, what I’m going to do is that.


Flip over into my router setting now every routers difference. You have to find where these are yours but essentially you have the option to change your channel 11 was congested. Go to a different channel and let’s try a channel number 2.

Let’s see what that looks. Click on Apply. Let’s wait for the settings to take place.

apply settings

If I go back into my analyzer on the left hand side under channel number 2 I’ve already got one 8 work which means I don’t have to fight with anybody else so with all these changes did it make a difference.


Here the result after makes all the settings. Test Performance runs another and clearly I can already see 107Mbps Download and 11.46Mbps Uploads this has clearly worked. I remember all of these settings can be done and undone try a bunch of them try them all.

after setting

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