Wi-Fi speed is not something I ever thought would concern me. After all, I started out accessing the Internet with a 56 kbps modem, and everything since has blown my mind. But Wi-fi speed is becoming increasingly important in households all over the country. We’re all moving to a connected state, and everything accesses the Internet. The TV, your phone, your games console – even your fridge can get access these days. The trouble is, what happens when that blisteringly fast Wi-Fi you were promised by your provider never arrives? I can’t promise anything, but these tips might help.
Go Fiber Optic
I don’t want to bore you too much about the ins and outs of Wi-Fi specifications. You just want your home Wi-Fi to work faster, right? Well, switching to a fiber optic supplier is the best place to start. You can click here to find out why, or listen to my shortened version. In simple terms, cable and fiber broadband are both capable of superfast speeds. But fiber is a lot faster than cable, and it is also a lot more reliable. If you are experiencing cutouts in your WI-Fi with a cable connection, think about upgrading We did it a while ago and have not looked back since.
Inspect Your Router
OK, so regardless of whether you are on fiber or cable, how can you maximize your Wi-Fi speed? The first step is to check your router. Transmission can often get hung up between your device and the router, and it sometimes needs a helping hand. Just reset the router, wait for a 30 seconds or so, and switch it back on I’ve found this will solve the issue more than 50% of the time.
Rehouse Your Router
I know so many people who keep their routers hidden away in cupboards and then complain they are running super slow. The ideal place for your router is somewhere central in the home, free of any major obstructions. Metal is the worst material for signal blocking, but wood doesn’t have any impact.
Check Your Speed
Your Internet Service Provider (ISP) will often make changes to your service, dependent on demand. So, if you experience slow Wi-Fi at certain times of the day, take some speed tests and make a note. It is likely that this will be peak time, and too many people are causing a bottleneck. There are a few things you can do if this is the case.
Switch Your Channels
Your neighbor’s Wi-Fi could be interfering with yours, so think about changing your channel. Most Wi-Fi routers access the 2.4Ghz frequency, but the newer 5Ghz frequency is far less congested. If you go down this route, your best bet is to download a Wi-Fi analyzer program. Once you have, just type your IP address into your web browser. Then enter your username and password, and then switch to whatever your analyzer recommends.
By a Signal Extension
If all else fails, seek out a Wi-Fi signal extender. These are especially handy if you live in a big home, but they can also help boost a signal if you have a lot of obstacles around. With a little luck, you should be able to maximize your Wi-Fi signal and keep everyone happy on their devices for many years to come. Good luck!