Your computer's resources, like processor speed, memory, etc. may reduce your internet speed if they are inadequate.
Multiple programs using the internet, like downloading music with iTunes and surfing the web, plus programs running in the background like anti-virus updates or backups will reduce your overall speed.
Viruses, malware, "free" toolbars, and browser add-ons may consume significant system resources and adversely affect internet speed.
The evening hours are like rush hour for internet traffic. Increased traffic on the network may result in reduced speeds during this time.
At minimum, we reccomend using a single-band 802.11n (wireless-N) series router and set with WPA2/AES encryption for the best results.
Plysical features of your home, such as walls, steel framing, and size, including multiple levels, and your router location, may affect the stregth of your wireless router's signal. Typically, the center of the house is the best place for your router to provide coverage throughout your home.
Other wireless devices, such as cordless phones, baby monitors, and microwaves can cause interference in your home, weakening your router's signal.
Multiple laptops, tablets, game counsoles, and smartphones reduce the overall speed each device recieves. Make sure devices not in use are not transmitting or receiving. Power them off!
Get rid of older devices if you dont need them. Older computers or handheld devices may not support the 802.11n standard and will force the newer devices in your home to slow down.
An unsecured network with no password can be used by anyone in the vicinity and significantly reduce your speed. Secure your network with WPA2/AES for best results.