Google Drive is one of the most popular cloud computing solutions available nowadays. It’s integration with Gmail gives it a huge edge against its peers. It is available for both desktop and smartphone platforms with unmatched flexibility and security for it’s users.
Sometimes users do get affected by slow upload and downloads speeds while syncing their computer with Google Drive (and vice versa). This issue can turn into a very problematic one when the data in question is of a gigantic volume. Therefore rectifying this problem is of huge importance.
Before going into the technical nitty gritties, users must remember to take stock of the trash that keeps on piling in a browser as they browse the Internet. This trash later contributes to the slowing down of the browser considerably. Another area worthy of users’ attention is Internet settings. Once they are optimised, they will translate into a much better experience than before. Use RegInOut System Utilities to take care of both of these issues for good.
Configure LAN Settings:
If you’re accessing the Internet via a router, chances are there might be room to optimize the LAN’s settings to make the most of it. Here is how you can do so.
- Open Control Panel.
- Now navigate to Network and Internet | Internet Options.
- Switch to the Connections tab.
- Click LAN settings under the Local Area Network (LAN) settings
- Finally, select the Automatically detect settings option.
- Click OK | OK to save the changes.
Enable the Offline Mode:
Although this option isn’t known to work for all kind of file formats, it is still helpful and performs well for most common file types. It downloads a copy of the data to the computer so that you can continue working on the files (in the current session only) while you’re offline. Please note that this is not a substitute to downloading Google Drive as this feature provides very limited functionality.
- Navigate to https://drive.google.com/drive/my-drive to open up Google Drive and click the cog icon on the top-right corner.
- Select Settings.
- Select the box in front of the Offline option.
- Click Done to save the changes.
Configure Inbuilt Functionality:
There are a couple of settings that can be tweaked to thrust Google Drive download and upload speeds. Let’s look at how to change them.
- Locate the Google Drive icon in the notification area, right-click it and select Preferences.
- Switch to the Advanced tab.
- In the Proxy settings option, select Direct connection.
- Next, hover over to the Bandwidth settings section. Now select the Don’t limit option for both Download Rate and Upload Rate.
Terminate Unnecessary Background Apps:
This option will concern those users who don’t have the luxury of a high speed Internet connection. It basically relates to allocation the maximum amount of bandwidth to the most needy apps by freeing up bandwidth that has been occupied by any unnecessary app processes running in the background.
- Right-click on the taskbar and select Task Manager.
- Click More details. (This step is applicable only in Windows 10).
- Open the Performance tab and then click Open Resource Monitor.
- Switch to the Network tab.
- Click the Total column to arrange the apps in descending order. Now note down the apps are taking up the most of the bandwidth.
- Quit the Resource Monitor and return to the Task Manager.
- Switch over to the Processes tab.
Finally, quit as many apps as you desire by right-clicking each of them and then selecting End task.