While running a browser in Windows 10, you may find a gradual drop in the speed of the internet. The problem especially happens when your browser loads certain websites which consume more internet.

The speed of the internet increases at one point in time and again decreases. Therefore, you may want to get back to a stable internet connection to carry on your work smoothly. For this, you need to know how to fix the Windows 10 slow internet issue.

Factors Slowing Down The Internet

  • You may encounter a slow internet due to bandwidth settings of your Windows.
  • Your computer uses peer-to-peer update feature to share Windows updates with other computers over the internet. But, this feature may sometimes cause internet connectivity issues.
  • You can face this issue if you are using wrong or outdated WiFi/network adapter drivers.
  • Auto-tuning is a feature of Windows 10 that allows it to transfer data efficiently. But, if this feature is enabled on your Windows, it may affect the internet connection.
  • Large Send Offload is another Windows 10 feature to improve the internet connection. But, it helps the programs running in the background on your PC to consume more data. As a result, it slows down the internet.

Solution To Fix Windows 10 Slow Internet Issue

Below is the step-by-step guide which you can follow to fix this issue.

Disable Peer-To-Peer Update

  1. Press the Windows logo key and ‘R’ together to run the search box.
  2. Type ‘Contol Update’ in the search box and press ‘Enter.’
  3. Select ‘Advanced options’ and choose ‘Delivery Optimization’ from the drop-down menu.
  4. Turn off the option ‘Allow downloads from other PCs’.

Open your browser and if it’s still running slow, then check out the next method.

Reset The Internet Bandwidth Settings

  1. Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to open the Task Manager.
  2. Click ‘File’ and select ‘Run New Task.’
  3. Type gpedit.msc in the box that appears for the new task.
  4. Check the box for ‘Create this task with administrative privileges.’
  5. Go to ‘Computer Configuration’ then double-click on ‘Administrative Templates’ and choose QoS Paket Scheduler.  
  6. Double-click on ‘Limit Reservable Bandwidth’ to enable this feature.
  7. Set the Bandwidth limit to zero and apply it to your Windows.

Update WiFi/Network Drivers

There are many tools available to find a compatible WiFi/ network driver. You can use one of these tools and install a proper driver effortlessly on your PC.

Though it saves your times and minimizes the chances of making mistakes, it is a risky method.

For instance, if the tool is not reliable, then it can add a virus or damage your system. Hence, follow the steps to get a correct driver and to update it.

  1. At first, insert the network adapter into your computer.
  2. Right-click on the ‘Computer’ icon on your desktop and select ‘Manage.’
  3. Open ‘Device Manager’, right-click the adapter, and choose ‘Update Driver Software.’
  4. Browse your computer for driver software and pick a device driver on your computer.
  5. Choose ‘Show all devices’ and click ‘Next.’
  6. Select ‘Have Disk’ button and browse your system.
  7. Go to the inf file in the driver folder and click ‘Open.’
  8. Right-click ‘Computer’, select ‘Properties’ and confirm the Operating System and System Type of your PC.
  9. A new Window appears where select ‘Install the driver software anyway’ and close the Window.

Turn Off Windows Auto-Tuning

  1. Press the Windows logo key and type ‘cmd’.
  2. Right-click on the ‘Command Prompt’ and ‘run as administrator’.
  3. Then type netsh interface TCP show global into the window and press ‘Enter’.
  4. If the ‘Receive Window Auto-Tuning level’ is set to normal, then you need to disbale it.
  5. To disable it, type netsh int TCP set global autotuninglevel=disabled into the Window and press ‘Enter’.

Open your browser once again and try to open a website. If the browser is still taking time to load the site, then move on to the next method.

Disable Large Send Offload

  1. Press Windows logo key and ‘R’ simultaneously.
  2. Copy and paste devmgmt.msc in the search box and press ‘Enter’.
  3. Double-click on ‘Network Adapters’ and select the network adapter you use.
  4. Click ‘Advanced’ and select ‘Large Send Offload V2(IPv4) to set its value to ‘Disable’.
  5. Click ‘Ok’ to save the changes.

These are the five instant methods by which you can fix the slow internet issue on Windows 10

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