Windows 10 Slow Internet [FIXED]

By Enya Zhang  Network issues  drivernetwork adapterWindows 10   0 Comment

If you find your Internet has been so painfully slow that even loading a single page takes forever, don’t panic. Here’re 5 steps that have helped other users resolve the problem. So read on and check them out…

Try these steps

All the steps below work in Windows 10; just work your way down the list until the Internet slowdown problem gets resolved.

  1. Disable Peer to Peer Update
  2. Adjust the Internet Bandwidth Settings
  3. Update your WiFi/network drivers
  4. Disable Windows Auto-Tuning
  5. Disable Large Send Offload 

Step 1: Disable Peer to Peer Update

Peer to Peer Update is a feature in Windows that allows your computer to share Windows updates peer-to-peer with other computers over the Internet, which can compromise our Internet connection, hence the sluggish Internet issue.

To disable Peer to Peer Update:

  1. On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key   and R at the same time, then type control update in the box and press Enter.
  2. Click Advanced options.
  3. Click Delivery Optimization(or Choose how updates are delivered depending on the build of your Windows 10). 
  4. Turn the Allow downloads from other PCs(Or Update from more than one place) toggle Off.


Step 2: Adjust the Internet Bandwidth Settings

Another trick we can try to make our Internet faster is to trim down the bandwidth reserved for Windows 10 and system applications. To do so:

  1. On your keyboard, press Ctrl, Shift and Esc at the same time to open Task Manager.
  2. Click File > Run new task.
  3. Copy & paste gpedit.msc into the box, tick the box before Create this task with administrative privileges and click OK.
  4. Under Computer Configuration, double-click on Administrative Templates > Network > QoS Packet Scheduler. Then double-click on Limit reservable bandwidth.
  5. Click the Enabled option and set Bandwidth limit (%) value to 0. Then click Apply > OK.

Step 3: Update your WiFi/network drivers

This problem may occur if you are using the wrong/outdated WiFi/network adapter drivers. So you should update your WiFi/network adapter driver drivers to see if it fixes your problem.

If you don’t have the time, patience or computer skills to update your drivers manually, you can do it automatically with Driver Easy. You don’t need to know exactly what system your computer is running, you don’t need to risk downloading and installing the wrong driver, and you don’t need to worry about making a mistake when installing.

You can update your drivers automatically with either the FREE or the Pro version of Driver Easy. But with the Pro version it takes just 2 clicks (and you get full support and a 30-day money back guarantee):

  1. Download and install Driver Easy.
  2. Run Driver Easy and click the Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.  
  3. You can upgrade to  the Pro version and click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of ALL the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system.
    You can also click Update to do it for free if you like, but it’s partly manual.
  4. Restart your computer and see if your network gets faster.

Step 4: Disable Windows Auto-Tuning

Window Auto-Tuning is a feature in our Windows 10 to allow for more efficient data transfers. But it can also interfere with the network and cause loss of connectivity. So to disable the feature:

  1. On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key  and type cmd. Then right click on Command Prompt and click Run as administrator.

    Click Yes when prompted to confirm.
  2. Copy & paste netsh interface tcp show global into the window and press Enter. Then check if Receive Window Auto-Tuning Level is set to normal.
  3. If yes, you’ll have to copy & paste netsh int tcp set global autotuninglevel=disabled into the window and press Enter to disable it.

Step 5: Disable Large Send Offload

Large Send Offload(LSO) is another feature in Windows designated for better network performance. Well-intended, but then the whole thing of allowing background apps to consume large amounts of network bandwidth is the reason why our Internet speed takes a hit. To disable LSO:

  1. On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and R at the same time, then type devmgmt.msc into the box and press Enter.
  2. Double-click on Network adapters > your network adapter.
  3. Click the Advanced tab, then click Large Send Offload V2 (IPv4) and set the value to Disabled.
  4. Click Large Send Offload V2 (IPv6) and set the value to Disabled. Then click OK.

There you have it – 5 easy steps for your Windows 10 network grinding to a crawl issue. Hope this helps and feel free to comment below if you have any further questions. 🙂

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