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What to do, when your wireless connection is slower than average?

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In the 21st century, it is hard for humans to live or even imagine a second without internet. None of us can live with a slow internet connection. Having a below average internet connection affects the download and upload speed, streaming quality and causes unnecessary buffering.

If you also face a similar situation of the slow wireless internet connection many times a day, then you must read the below-mentioned points :

1) Check your speed

Sometimes your internet is slow because of the plan you have adopted. Log on the provider’s website and check the speed of your plan. Then head on to Speednet.com to check what actual speed you are receiving. If the speed matches the speed mentioned in your plan, then the network is working fine and the slow speed might be because of some connection error or could be a temporary thing. But, if the internet speed doesn’t match your plan, then you should consult your internet service provider.

2) Troubleshoot your router

Before you go on cursing your internet service provider, check your router services. Give your router a quick reset and see if that helps. Check all the other devices and see if the internet is working in them. If only one device is facing this issue, then the problem is with the device and not the internet. Check the router to understand whether it is a hardware problem or a software problem. Fix your router, and you will start getting the same speed as before.

3) Optimize your web for slower connection

Troubleshooting a slow internet connection might take some time. But if in that time you need to browse still, then it is time to optimise your web for a more gradual connection. Use mobile or HTML versions of your favourite sites, disable images automatic download and use features like Opera Turbo. If you can then set up a second browser on your laptop to divide the load, that will work like a charm. In fact, Google has its own data server extension, which employs the company’s serves to compress browsing data before it reaches you.

4) Turn off the bandwidth for the applications running in background

File syncing apps like Google Drive, Dropbox and Onedrive might be moving files in the background which can eat up a lot of your bandwidth and make your connection even slower. Close these moving files if you find them and save upon data.

We know how irritating and annoying it is when the internet speed is crawling like this. If you want high-speed internet at reasonable rates, then SPECTRA is your ‘go-to’ internet service provider. They provide a wireless broadband connection at affordable rates. To know more about their plans, you can visit their website and opt for a plan that suits you. They live up to their mantra of #MakingLifeBetter. Go ahead and make your life better.

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5 Best Aviator Apps for Android

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If you are a commercial or private pilot or even a trainee, an Aviation app will be extremely helpful for you. Using it, you can get a detailed report of flight status, weather and many more directly from your Android device. Many apps are there in the market which are useful while you are flying as well. In this article, we shall check out the top 5 Aviation apps for your Android device.

Garmin Pilot

This app transforms your device into a complete navigator, offering the pilot the ability to figure out a flight route, meteorological conditions and many other features which are available in navigation apps published by Garmin. The app has a simple and interactive user interface. Since its functionality is quite similar to other popular navigation apps, if the pilot is familiar with Garmin avionics, he or she will find the app easier to use.  Using the app, the pilot can collect data from NEXRAD radar, AIRMET, TAF, check for thunderstorm and wind strength from reputed meteorological information centers in Canada and the United States.

 

MyRadar Weather Radar

This app shows you the weather around your current location in an animated format. If you are in flight, you can check quickly the weather that is on your way. It has a high definition radar which collects data from NWS and NOAA and no matter how much you zoom in, you will always find a clear report. Although the app is free, the only drawback is some ads. Those can be removed with some in-app purchases.

FlightAware Flight Tracker

This app is not exactly for a pilot, but also for a passenger who is traveling or for a person who wants to know the whereabouts of his friend or family member who is traveling. FlightAware can help you track the real-time status, even live track a commercial flight that is located anywhere in the world. You can track the flight with flight number, tail number or even source and destination. The app is free for download and has some in-app purchases which provide you some added advantages.

FltPlan Go

If you are a pilot, you must be aware of the Fltplan website. This app is a companion app for that website and brings all the useful tools of that website to your Android mobile or tablet. You will get a powerful mapping and route feature which you can use even when there is no network available. It also gives you information about FBOs and airports. If you are a private flier, the app will give you information like fuel pricing along the route, so that you can stop for a refill at a place that suits your budget. When used online, the app automatically syncs with the Fltplan website, keeping your records updated and synced.

Avare

This app is only for pilots who are flying in the United States and in certain regions of Canada. For other countries in the world, the app provides TPC charts and also ONC charts for South Asian countries. For all FAA charts, the app provides offline maps, diagrams of airports and procedures to follow at the terminal. Not only that, if any obstacles and rough terrain come along your route, you will have that information as well.

There are other useful apps like ForeFlight, Naviator, and others which provide you with a weather report, GPS along with terrain report. You can plan your flight with accurate details with the help of the data collected from these apps. If you know about any other apps that deserve a place in this list, tell us it’s name in the comments section.

 

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