Troubleshooting for TELUS Business customers: Experiencing slow internet speeds (Wired connection)

How to troubleshoot slow internet speeds with a wired connection

Internet speed test

First thing you should do is conduct a
speed test
.

If you are experiencing speeds much slower than your speed plan, we suggest trying the following troubleshooting steps.

Basic troubleshooting

  1. Make sure your modem is in the location your TELUS technician installed it. If it has been moved, put it back in its original location.

  2. Check your modem is set up correctly and looks like this:
    hello
    1) Power 2) WAN port 3) LAN ports

    • Pro tip
      : Ensure your ethernet cable is capable of handling speeds as fast as your TELUS Business plan. Category 5e or 6 Ethernet cables are ideal for all plans. You should be able to find the spec of your cable printed on the side (e.g. "CAT 5" or "CAT 6").

  3. For testing and troubleshooting purposes, ensure you're connected directly to the TELUS modem.

  4. If your browser allows, clear your cache and cookies within the browser history settings. This will help delete some older files that may be slowing down your browser.

  5. Ensure other devices are not using up large amounts of bandwidth. Examples include devices backing up to the cloud and downloading software updates.

  6. Reboot your computer.

If possible, perform a second wired
speed test
using a different device. This should then determine if the issue is related to the one device or is an issue across all devices. If you find that you consistently require faster speeds, consider upgrading your business internet plan.

If you wish to learn more about internet speeds please visit the following articles.

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