Slow Internet connection:
The actual speed of your Telefonica Movistar ADSL service in Spain is affected by factors beyond the control of Movistar, such as the distance to your telephone exchange and the condition of cabling. If this is the case, you might want to consider the option of 3G which has more expansive coverage with up to 10MB download, even in the most remote locations.
If your Movistar Internet speed seems unusually slow and it’s not due to the distance from the telephone exchange, step through the checklist below to diagnose the problem.
# During these first ten days you may notice some variations in speed and your connection may be intermittent at times – this is normal. Please keep your Hub turned on 24/7 as this helps Movistar to get the maximum information about your line’s performance, so they can select the best settings for your connection.
- Turn your modem off and then back on again regularly
Most Internet connectivity problems can be solved by turning the modem off and then back on again. Turn your modem off, wait 1 minute and then turn it back on. After waiting 45 seconds to allow the modem to synchronize with the server, try reconnecting to the Internet.
Note: If your modem doesn’t have an on/off switch, unplug the modem instead of turning it off.
2: Use the cable provided to connect your PC/ Laptop device directly to the router
See if your Movistar download speed has improved now it is cabled ….
This test is only for Movistar clients
Movistar customer service can also see results of this test so if you’re having problems with your Adsl Broadband speed
Wi-Fi and other types of wireless connections may perform poorly due to signal interference, which requires computers to continually resend messages to overcome signal issues.
Household appliances and even your neighbors’ wireless networks can interfere with your computers. To avoid slow Internet connections due to signal interference, reposition your router for better performance
- Find and remove any viruses on your PC/Laptop
Viruses can slow your computer’s performance, especially if they’ve deleted or corrupted critical files.
Spyware can run silently in the background whenever your computer is operating, draining memory and processing resources and significantly slowing your system’s performance.
Free up space on your hard drive. The amount of free space on your hard drive can also affect your computer’s performance. A regular routine of maintenance procedures can help keep your computer running efficiently.
- Make sure filters are installed
Filters must be installed on every telephone device that shares the telephone line with your Movistar High Speed Internet. If filters are missing, you may experience reduced DSL speeds as well as static or hissing on the telephone line.
- If your problem continues …
Call Movistar Customer services:
Existing Movistar account holders must call 1004 in Spain and request English speaking with their Movistar account information to upgrade, change details or cancel their current services
Call Movistar Customer Service: 1004 (free when calling from any Spanish landline or mobile – 24/7)
Please wait for the automated message in Spanish to end and then repeat “English Speaking”