When your computer slows to a crawl, it’s frustrating, and you want to fix it as fast as possible. Occasionally, your internet is actually to blame. Tap or click for the best ways to fix a pokey Wi-Fi connection.

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1. The IT pro secret

It’s not a huge secret, but it is the first step an IT person takes when a PC is finicky. Why? More often than not, it just works. Shutting down your computer clears your RAM out and shuts down all the extra programs and processes running in the background. Give it a shot.