Network problems that cause downtime have serious repercussions on businesses. When it happens at home it is a major inconvenience. It doesn’t matter whether you are accessing your computer at home or at the office, bad connections are a frustrating issue.

Fear not! There are ways that you can help deal with the problem yourself:

  1. Speed Mismatch

When there are multiple users all trying to use the same server for different things, it creates a sort of digital bottleneck, slowing down everyone. It is always best to try and stagger usage so that the server can deal with the load much easier.

  1. Old Equipment

Old equipment struggles to run new programs as they require more power and processing capacities than aged technology can actually handle.

  1. Malware

If malware enters your system then it can cause slower speeds, amongst other things. It’s important to have an effective antivirus in operation to protect your network and help block any virus or malware from entering your system in the first place.

  1. Imperfect Design

Every network is designed with the amount of traffic it will encounter on a daily basis taken into account. If the servers can’t process the amount of data that will be passing through it, the entire server will slow down in an attempt to process the entire workload being thrown at it.

  1. Misuse of Data

If you have a limited amount of data available to you each month then going over that limit will cause some trouble. By consuming all your data your server speeds will slow down drastically.

  1. Malfunctioning Equipment

Your network adapter is responsible for communicating with other computers through the network. If this adapter isn’t functioning properly then it can cause trouble for the entire network. In the worst scenarios it can even bring down the entire network.

If you need computer repairs in Brisbane, contact Above IT today.