Bandwidth Saving Tips

January 29, 2016 12:41 am

The Internet allows us to do many different activities simultaneously; watching videos, downloading content, playing online games, going on social media, and just plain browsing.
With the endless possibilities the Internet has to offer, how can you conserve bandwidth and make sure you don’t exceed your allowance in your plan?
Most of us are faced with this problem, and if you find yourself in the same boat, these useful tips can help you stay within your limit.
Usage tracking
Make it a habit to monitor usage and keep track of how much bandwidth you have consumed in a month. The more you track your usage, the easier it will be for you to manage the remaining allotment you have for the rest of the month.
You can either monitor your bandwidth usage using Activ8me’s portal, or download bandwidth monitoring software that can help you do the same.
Offline gaming
Online games can eat up a huge chunk of your monthly allowance — avid online gamers definitely dedicate the bulk of their bandwidth to it. If you want to avoid the same fate, you can opt to play games offline instead. You can do this by installing your favourite games onto your PC or laptop. If you’re more of an online gaming person, then your choice involves limiting the amount of time you spend playing games online or upgrading your internet plan.
Selective video watching
Many people are no longer content with watching normal resolution videos, especially not when they can watch in HD instead. The negative of HD videos is that they exhaust bandwidth much more quickly than their regular counterpart.
To save bandwidth, watch videos in normal resolution and avoid watching them in full screen so they consume less bandwidth.
Manual automatic updates downloading
It’s not wise to switch off automatic updates, but it is also not a good idea to allow them to download constantly. Your best option is to switch to manual mode so you can choose to skip updates in case you have to save your remaining bandwidth for the month.
Stay tuned to learn more useful tips on how to get the best possible connection at home. To find the best internet plans for your home, you can visit our Plan Guru or call us on 13 22 88. Our friendly representatives will help you choose the best nbn™ and how to connect.

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