Your software may slow down your connection. Go to our Troubleshoot & Resolve tool for help.
Keep your computer virus-free. Learn about AT&T Internet Security Suite powered by McAfee
Be aware that Virtual Private Network (VPN) and proxy server connections can slow down your Internet speed.
Using more than 1 firewall can slow your speed. Learn how to manage your firewalls
Close apps and browser tabs you’re not using.
Close any file-sharing apps working in the background.
Restart your device often. This closes unused apps and improves Internet speed.
Try to use the newest version of your software.
Make sure at least 10% of the space on your hard drive is free.
Your Internet speed is shared by all of the devices connected to it. If you want faster speed for one device, disconnect other devices in your home.
Try turning these devices off if you aren’t using them:
Wired connections typically are faster than Wi-Fi. Try connecting an Ethernet cable directly from your device to your gateway. Connect directly
Sometimes, restarting your gateway improves your Internet speed. Learn how to restart
If you have DSL Internet, you may have filters installed in your phone line. Examples of devices with filters include phones, alarms, and medic-alert boxes. Line filters can wear out. Unplug your phones and filters and test your Internet speed. Install line filters