How to Make a USB Modem Faster
By Alan Temple
Mobile Internet technology, provided through USB modems, can provide a reasonably fast Internet connection as long as you are in an area with good coverage. You might run into slow and unreliable service at times, however. If so, there are a few steps you can take to make a USB modem faster.
Navigate to the "Internet Options" folder in the "Tools" section of your Internet browser. Clear out the cookies, cache and Internet history. A buildup of data can severely slow down your browsing capabilities.
Ensure that you have connected the USB to a USB 2.0 port on your computer. USB 2.0 provides a far faster connection than USB 1.1.
Close all programs which might be running simultaneously. The fewer programs you have open, the faster your machine's performance.
Alan Temple has been writing since 2007 and has published articles for "The Scotsman" and "The List." He now works in the media department of Motherwell Football Club. Temple graduated with honors with a journalism degree at Napier University in Edinburgh, Scotland.