Ideas for Saving Bandwidth with your Internet Connection
Many Internet service providers set download limits on customers here are some ways that you can limit the amount of data you download from the Internet onto your computer so you do not exceed your download quota for the month. Some of them are quite straightforward and others are for extreme bandwidth saving.
Download your favorite Videos
If you have a favorite video that you watch nearly everyday on a video sharing site why not just download it to your hard drive instead of wasting bandwidth watching it online everytime in the long run you will save much bandwidth because everytime you watch a video it will have to be downloaded from your I.S.P
Disable Images from Autoloading
Every image that loads from every page you visit needs to download this costs you bandwidth and also page loading time if the website is not correctly designed although it may sound extreme it is worth thinking about especially if you are using the Internet on your smartphone.
Use Google D.N.S
Instead of using your I.S.P ‘s DNS servers you can switch to Google D.N.S this is not only less bandwidth costly but also a safer way to browse and view web pages online.And much faster as the pages are cached from the Google servers
Use a Text only Browser
Ok these browsers are quite geeky but are very fast when you get used to them.Try links or links2
Turn off Automatic Updates
Updates can sometimes download without you knowing and these updates are more than often quite large at times.
Remove old programs you do not use anymore
Not only are these programs taking up hard drive space and slowing down your computer but also as above with Automatic Updates these programs will ask to be updated and require to download these updates that will cost you bandwidth.
Group Policy in XP Reserves your Bandwidth
If you use Windows you may not be aware that mircosoft by default reserves 20% of your Bandwidth for Updates this will also help speed up your connection. Just hit your start menu and select run type gpedit.msc and find the following .
Local Computer Policy –>Computer Configuration –>Administrative Templates –>Network –>QOS Packet Scheduler –>Limit Reservable Bandwidth.To read more about Gpedit.msc and your Internet connection read Boost Your Internet Speed By GPEdit.
Answer Facebook Comments By Email
Everytime you post a comment on Facebook and someone replies you will get an Email notification depending on your Email prefrences in Facebook. But if you are to Load Facebook eachtime Someone Replies to a popular discussion you will be wasting much bandwidth instead of going to Facebook to reply just reply to comments via Email this will save reloading Facebook each time saving you some of your download quota.
I hope some of these tips might help you and if you have any other ideas to save bandwidth tell us in the comments section below.