STEPS TO INCREASE YOUR WIFI SPEED
It is often said that internet is key, this implies that the internet is the eye with which we see the world of endless possibilities,if have a slow internet connection,the following tips will help you to have a strong signal wifi.
1.Get a signal booster
A signal booster is a component used to increase the speed of your modem or router.
High-gain antennas send stronger signals than those that come with the router. This can boost you Wi-Fi range and strength.
2.Keep your router away from electronic devices
Most people keep their routers near the television or telephone, but this inhibits the signal. It’s best to set your router apart from other electronic devices, such as fairy lights, speakers, TVs, monitors and AC power cords.
3.Position your router in the perfect spot
The best place for a router is somewhere in the centre of the home, and on a table or shelf rather than the floor. Having the router in the open – free from walls and obstructions – helps, as does pointing the antennae straight upwards. , a researcher found that it’s best to limit the number of walls and corners the signal has to traverse. Placing it in the middle of the house is the optimal way to avoid black spots.
4.Adjust your router’s antennas.
Many routers have internal antennas—meaning that they’re built in to the body of the device and you can’t adjust them. If that’s the case for you, skip this step.
But if you do have adjustable antennas on your router, try reconfiguring them. Router antennas are usually omnidirectional, which means they send out signals in all directions perpendicular to the antenna. For example, a vertical antenna sends out Wi-Fi signals horizontally, and vice versa. So if you need to stretch your Wi-Fi signals to multiple floors, adjusting an antenna to sit horizontally to spread Wi-Fi signals up and down could help.
5.Make sure you’re on the right frequency band.
Modern routers work primarily on two radio frequency bands: 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz. The band you use for your connections can affect your speeds and the quality of your connections at different distances from your router.
The 2.4 GHz band has been used for Wi-Fi since the beginning, but it’s also used for a ton of other wireless communications, so the airwaves in this frequency can be a little crowded. This band also has slower max speeds than 5 GHz, but its range is better.
The two frequency bands often appear as two separate Wi-Fi networks. So to reorganize your connections, you should log off incorrect bands and reconnect to the correct band on each device.
Connections best for 5 GHz band:
- Gaming consoles
- Smart TVs
Connections best for 2.4 GHz band:
- Smart speakers
- Smart home devices
- Security cameras
6.Update your router’s firmware.
Since you’ve already logged in to your router’s interface to check your Wi-Fi channel from step six, you might as well check to see if there are any available firmware updates. Updating your router keeps it as secure as possible and up to date with the latest software fixes for known problems.
Many newer routers have automatic firmware updates, but if your router doesn’t, you should periodically check for them to make sure your router works as fast as possible
7.Upgrade to faster internet.
While we hope these tips will do the trick for you, sometimes your internet connection is simply too slow to sustain your internet consumption. If that’s the case, you’ll need to upgrade to a faster internet plan to get better Wi-Fi speeds.
8.Replace your router.
Tech advances quickly. A top-of-the-line router from just a few years ago may not cut it anymore, especially if you’ve added more devices to your network or have moved to a larger home. And if the last time you replaced your router was before 2014, you’re probably working with one that’s two Wi-Fi generations old.
Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) is still fairly new, but it’s much better at organizing connections between multiple devices than its predecessors. That also makes it better for home networks juggling multiple smart home devices, computers, tablets, and smartphones at the same time. But Wi-Fi 6 routers are still pretty expensive.
Routers with the previous Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) standards are more accessible and still good buys. When shopping for a new router, we recommend looking for one that uses both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequency bands, uses a network management app, and is capable of handling top speeds that are faster than your current internet plan
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