How to Increase Upload Speeds

By Lita McLeary

The key to a faster upload speed is a fast computer. The overall performance of a computer affects the speed of the Internet connection and download speed, among many other things. Essentially, a fast Internet connection is also useless if the computer is running slow. There are several procedures you can do to keep the computer's optimum performance and eventually increase the upload speed.

Things You'll Need

  • Computer with Windows 7 installed

Step 1

Update your browser. If you are using Mozilla Firefox, click the "Help" tab, select "Check for Updates" and wait for a software dialog box to appear. Whenever an update is available, a software update dialog box appears when you try to open Mozilla Firefox. Click "OK" to start downloading and installing updates. If you are using Internet Explorer, proceed to the next step.

Step 2

Open Internet Explorer. Click the "Tools" tab and then "Microsoft Update." In the Microsoft Update window, click "Custom," and click the check box for "Internet Explorer." Click "Review and Install Updates" and then "Install Updates."

Step 3

Delete Internet files. If you are using Mozilla Firefox, click "Tools," "Clear recent history" and then click the check boxes for all Internet files that you want to delete. If you are using Internet Explorer, click "Tools," "Internet Options" and then "Delete" under "Browsing History."

Step 4

Perform maintenance tasks in your computer like "Disk Defragmenter" and "Disk Cleanup." Click "Start," "All Programs" and then "Accessories." Select "Disk Defragmenter" or "Disk Cleanup" under the "System Tools" options. Follow the instructions on your screen to complete the procedures.

Step 5

Update your anti-virus software, and run a complete virus scan. Delete viruses found.

Tips & Warnings

  • Consider upgrading your Internet connection for faster uploads and downloads. Call your Internet Service Provider for assistance.
  • If you are using a different web browser other than the ones mentioned above, refer to the "Help File" of the browser for specific instructions.