If you get internet service through a satellite dish, there are things you can do to speed it up. Here are some tips for making your satellite internet a lot faster.
- Check Which Way the Dish Is Pointing
Your satellite dish installation Columbus may have been done correctly, but in the meantime, the dish may have shifted. The dish works best if it is pointing directly at the satellite. In the United States, that usually means it is pointing south. Either position the dish to point southward or call your installers to come back and reposition it.
- Look for Damage
The dish or the cables leading to it may have been damaged by animals or tree limbs. The cables might have come loose, too. Get close to the dish and cables, and try to fix any damage or loose cables that you see.
- Get Rid of Dirt and Debris
Clean away any dirt, leaves and twigs that may have collected on and around the satellite dish. The path between the dish and its satellite needs to be completely clear. Check for tree branches, sun umbrellas and other objects that may be blocking the path to the satellite.
- Restart Your Modem and Router
Restarting the modem and router can reset them and fix any software glitches that may have accumulated since the last time you restarted them. All you need to do is unplug both of them and wait a minute or so. Then, plug in the modem and let it boot up. After that, plug in the router and let it boot up, too.
- Update Your Router
Routers can become obsolete quickly, and new routers can be a lot faster than the old ones. If you got the router from your internet service provider, it might be pretty old. It will be worth the money to buy your own good-quality, fast router.
Try these tips when your satellite internet seems slow. They should help to bring your internet speeds back up to normal.