The internet is slower at night time

United States
April 5, 2010 9:04pm CST
Have you check the speed of your internet, and observe its running from morning, and night? I did notice my internet connection is faster in the morning time usually, on average. It is slower at night time. Is it because more people using DSL at night time around my community, that is why slow it down? I have DSL connection with AT&T.
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@lazerm (480)
• United States
6 Apr 10
nah, since I "borrow" internet from a supposedly "secure" wireless connection from down the street,as long as the signal is OK- my internet is fast day or night.em]thumbup[/em]
@lazerm (480)
• United States
6 Apr 10
what!?? my "thumbs up" guy didn't show up in my responce; thats annoying.
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@trotter (102)
• China
6 Apr 10
i have the same problem with you. i assume that in the morning few people surf the internet while at night many people get online . internet connection is just like a highway, the more cars there are ,the slower you'll drive.the internet is crowded at night time ,just like a traffic jam.
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@ghieptc (2525)
• Philippines
6 Apr 10
You are right more people using DSL at night time around your community. We experience fast at night and at morning is very slow. I think your internet plan or many user in your area makes it slower. I think you have to check your neighbor connection and ask their connection sp that you can have definite idea.
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@replyashu (747)
• India
6 Apr 10
i think it is faster at night than in day on contemporary
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@samson1967 (7422)
• India
6 Apr 10
It is the other way for me, In the night it becomes super fast, because lee number of users, and in the day its speed varies.
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@Danuska (190)
• India
7 Apr 11
hi I used to check my internet speed regularly with http://www.scanmyspeed.com/.I too noticed that internet speed is slowed down at night times.But i also dont find the correct solution.
• Philippines
9 May 10
I have DSL connection too but I guess it depends upon the area. In our area, it's the other way around. More people access the Internet in the morning and afternoon, maybe because they can only access it when they are working or they don't have a computer and Internet connection at home. At night, the speed is really fast and I could download a 2GB torrent in just 3 hours.
@jd107nette (1456)
• Philippines
18 Apr 10
i also have dsl connection and i agree... it really gets slow at night... and thats the usual time i have for surfing.. haha
@babing20 (48)
• Philippines
9 Apr 10
there are instances when my connection is really slow. i am from the philippines and based on my observation, and location, as well as my provider, the slow connection occurs in the morning, probably around 9am and in the evenings, starting at 8pm. it will gather speed again at around 10pm onwards
• India
8 Apr 10
yes my network also slow at nite times after 11. it's vry irritating. but day time is very fast accesng i think n8 time der is lot's of users online
@nangisha (3504)
• Indonesia
7 Apr 10
I found in my Internet Service provider internet really slow at 7 to 10 in the night. More than time connection really fast, but I am not a night owl.
@user_786 (1338)
7 Apr 10
maybe many more people use internet at that time of night, that is making it slow. there could also be some other reason. you should phone up the customer service of your internet service provider and check with them
@chumin (38)
• China
7 Apr 10
just like you
• Brazil
6 Apr 10
Here is different. The speedy of internet connection is slower in the afternoon. At night is a little better, must be because some people got out of the work and some of the business is closing, so I think that the network is a little less used. But morning is really a good hour to use the internet. The speedy is better. From the 1 am to 8 am the internet speedy here works very nice.
@gracie04 (4555)
• Philippines
6 Apr 10
Yeah, I have noticed that too, swetashah. i think the reason why the internet is slower at night time is because there are more users at night than day.. it's annoying, isn't? i hope DSL companies could do something to fix it...
@sharuna (90)
• India
6 Apr 10
In my side it becomes faster during night.
• United States
6 Apr 10
I used to have DSL had had the same problem. It was always faster in the morning and slower at night because more people were on it at night. I do have to say it depends on what you call "night". For me I found that it got faster later into the night. But between like 6-11 it was normally slow.
• Philippines
6 Apr 10
I believe you. I did check my internet connection at 10 pm and it is only 200 kbps whereas yesterday morning at around 5 am when I checked it, it was 1.68 mbps! I think internet connection is faster around 12mn to morning, when almost everybody is asleep.
@monkeylong (3147)
• Guangzhou, China
6 Apr 10
Yeah, as far as I am concerned, I think it is what you have said that makes the wirespeed so slow in the night. Because epople all over the worls may get into night almost in the night,when the people can be the most. With so many people surf the net, so that we must enjoy the slow speed of the net.
@ridwan08 (1184)
• Indonesia
6 Apr 10
yes i agree with you if night many people use internet,that causes internet slower than morning or afternoon.but honestly i never check my speed connection,because i dont have seriously problem about my connection,so i just enjoy my time with browsing internet