Continually turning your router off and on again can appear like a connection problem, which can in turn cause systems to drop the speed of your line. So, don't do this too often, and if possible try to leave your router turned on. Otherwise your connection will look unstable and the speed may get automatically reduced to improve its reliability.
What is broadband speed?
Simply put, it’s the rate that information is transmitted and received on your broadband line. Here are some common terms explained:
- Download speed is the rate at which data is transferred from another source to your own device. The higher the download speed, the quicker you’ll get photos, music and videos, and less (or no) buffering when you’re streaming.
- Upload speed is the rate at which data is transferred from your own device to another source. The higher the upload speed, the quicker you’ll be able to send emails or post photos and videos to social media.
- Minimum guaranteed speed is the slowest speed your line will achieve.