Ways to fix if your network is slow
Use a VPN service
VPN is the first solution many people think of when they have a slow network. This service is widely used by large companies to create virtual private networks to increase security and use a server to identify each connection. When you use a VPN on your mobile device or PC, your network connection goes straight to servers in many countries around the world.
Paid VPN software is often much better accepted and much more effective. However, users can also choose different types of freebies such as Hola VPN, SurfEasy VPN or Onavo VPN, which recently use CloudFlare WARP VPN a lot.
When something goes wrong, bandwidth drops, ISPs often prioritize important data streams and restrict other categories, experts say. A VPN won’t help you get online faster, but it will ensure the security of the user’s connection and won’t limit bandwidth on unnecessary usage. Because of this, a VPN only makes sense for certain users and needs.
Switch to a 4G connection
4G connections are typically only used with mobile phones and tablets due to their higher prices and slower speeds than traditional fiber internet connections. However, when the crash occurred, many users reported using a faster and more stable cellular network as their home Wi-Fi connection.
When an incident occurs, companies must maintain life-saving infrastructure, particularly over the mainland cable system, a spokesman for the network operator said. This capacity is particularly prioritized for leased lines and 3G and 4G connections. Because of this, many people think that cellular networks still work just fine, while landlines are mostly fixed.
However, when using 4G, users need to pay attention to the traffic and use it according to the appropriate plan. Avoid abuse, exceeding the limit may result in reduced speed or additional charges.
Use boosting software to support the game
According to some players, accessing popular games in Vietnam, including games with domestic and international servers, has been difficult lately. Their preferred solution was to purchase additional software for VND50,000 to VND250,000 to increase and reduce the backlog. However, not all programs are effective as they depend on the player, game type, and ISP.
Khanh Toan (District 1, Ho Chi Minh City) said he spends about VND 210,000 per month on the amplifier, which is about the same as an internet subscription, but he is satisfied. For games with Vietnamese servers, just use Wireguard. In the meantime, you can play with servers in other countries by using additional ping (latency) reduction software called Gearup.
However, Quang Ming (Dong Da, Hanoi) had an unsatisfactory experience with ExitLag, Gearup Booster. “When fighting, the game is still quite choppy and sluggish,” he said.
According to a spokesman for streaming service provider VietPN, gamers can currently use a separate GPN (Game Private Network) service to optimize their gaming experience. GPN works almost like a VPN, but the data system is not encrypted. “GPN just determines the game path and transfers data as efficiently as possible. Unlike VPN, GPN does not hide an IP address. That way he can get his ping down to the lowest possible level,” said this person.
Internet speed in Vietnam has been erratic for more than two months, with fiber optic cable submarine routes such as AAG, APG, AE struggling since late 2022. By January 28, the IA line actually had a bug. to Singapore, since Vietnam has only one fully usable route – SMW3, as well as several sub-routes on the mainland. For the first time, the problem appeared simultaneously on all four main fiber optic cables connecting Vietnam to the world.
At a meeting between the Ministry of Information and Communications and telecommunications companies on the afternoon of February 9, the providers pledged to ensure that international Internet connections would not be overloaded from the evening of February 10.
Hoai An-Minh Hoang