Problem: Too many devices connected to Wi-Fi
Another cause for slow internet speed is overcrowding. If you have too many devices connected to the internet at the same time, speeds will just get slower and slower. And indirectly, the number of devices can further slow your internet speed by using up your priority data and getting you throttled for the rest of the month.
To remedy slowing caused by overcrowding, minimize the number of devices that are connected online. This includes laptops, computers, tablets, gaming systems, smart TVs, home security systems, and smartphones. Even DVRs can use internet data.
Disconnect devices from the internet if you don’t need them consistently. Turn off Wi-Fi on laptops and other devices when they aren’t in use. And if you have satellite internet, you might want to rethink your dreams of having a smart home—at least for the near future.
You can minimize data used on your phone by keeping phones on roaming Wi-Fi rather than connecting to your home network. And as long as you have a good cell phone connection inside your home, you can watch video streaming with your phone instead of using laptops and avoid maxing out your home data plan.