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How to increase your upload speed

Slow upload speed getting you down? Read our tips on how to improve your service.

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Fast internet speeds are more important now than ever. With upload speeds usually lagging behind download speeds, uploading things can be a snail-paced nightmare. Here are few simple tips to increase your speed.

Change your broadband provider

One of the most common reasons your upload speed could be slow may be based on your provider and package you have. Different providers perform better in certain areas of the country and it could be worth switching.

Compare your broadband options

Name Product Cost (per month) Maximum Speed (mbps) Maximum Contract (months) Unlimited Data?
Time Broadband 1Gbps
RM199
1000
24
No
Get gigabit internet and RM100 off your first bill for 24 month contracts
unifi Fibre 300Mbps
RM199
300
24
Yes
Get a 30 day free trial of unlimited data with speeds up to 300Mbps. Plus get access to 70+ entertainment channels on the unifi Media Box.
Time Broadband 500Mbps
RM139
500
24
No
Super fast internet with RM100 off your first bill
unifi Fibre 100Mbps
RM129
100
24
Yes
Get a 30 day free trial of unlimited data with speeds up to 100Mbps. Plus get access to 70+ entertainment channels on the unifi Media Box.
Time Broadband 100Mbps
RM99
100
24
No
Reliable home internet with RM100 off your first bill
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How to increase your upload speed

  • Try using a wired connection. If you’re currently using a Wi-Fi connection, try switching to an ethernet cable, as wired connections have a faster upload speed.
  • Clear your temporary files. Clearing your history, cache, and cookies can increase the overall speed of your computer, and this will increase your upload speed in turn.
  • Remove other devices from your network. Having many devices connected to your internet at once can really slow down speeds, so try removing these. This can include wireless printers and mobile phones too.
  • Remove malware. Malware is one of the things that can slow your computer’s speed down most, so you should make sure you don’t have any viruses. You can do this by downloading antivirus software and by making sure that it’s working properly.
  • Change your DNS settings. Different domain name servers (DNS) have different speeds. You can change your DNS by finding the fastest ones and entering the code manually in your internet settings or by downloading tools to help get the fastest ones. Two reliable tools are Google DNS and OpenDNS, but there are also some professional level ones that you have to pay for.
  • Update device drivers. If your device drivers are outdated it can really slow you down. You can update them by clicking ‘update device drivers’ in your network adapter’s options menu.
  • Upload at off-peak times. This one isn’t particularly helpful if you need to upload quickly now, but off-peak times have much quicker speeds, and this is something to consider when choosing the time you upload something.

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