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March 25, 2021

10 Ways to Boost your Wi-Fi Connection



A bad Wi-Fi connection can be very frustrating at times. Whether you’re in a very important ZOOM meeting or you’re watching Netflix in your hot tub, a great wireless connection is key in times of working from home and it is also important for relaxation. Are you tired of a bad Wi-Fi connection? With these tips your Wi-Fi will be back in business in no time.

1.Check for updates

It’s a good idea to update your router. Router manufacturers are constantly updating their software to gain more speed. Unfortunately, not all routers will update automatically. If you don’t know if your router updates automatically, sign it to your router’s administrator interface and check if there are any updates. If so, proceed to download the latest update.

2.Optimal router placement

There are many things that can blockage a wireless signal. For instance, walls can interfere with your signal. We suggest placing it in the middle of a room. This is because the router signals the internet from all over the router. If the router is placed next to a wall, the signal can only get out from one side. Another benefit of placing the router in the middle of the room, is that it prevents the router from overheating. We also suggest placing the router in the middle of your house for optimal connectivity in the whole house.

3.Change the frequency of your router

There is a big chance that your router is dual-band,which means that it can work at 2.4 or 5 GHz frequency. When installing a router, it will immediately go to 2.4GHz. We recommend switching to 5 GHz frequency. Not only does 5GHz offer faster speeds, but it also gets less interference from other Wi-Fi networks (like your neighbours). This is because 5GHz is not commonly used. Go to your network’s administrators interface and change the frequency.

4.Remove Wi-Fi intruders

It can be possible that slow Wi-Fi has nothing to do with interference or updates. Maybe you have a weak password which can be easily cracked, like your postal code or other public information. Unfortunately this can lead to neighbours piggybacking on your network. Fortunately, there are many tools to find out what devices are using your Wi-Fi. To prevent this from happening, make a strong password with loads of numbers and special characters.

5.Use a wireless range extender

If your network has to cover a big area, it might be a good idea to use a wireless range extender. The range extender takes the original Wi-Fi signal and projects it even further outwards. This way, you can even have the best Wi-Fi in the garden while relaxing in your hot tub from that jacuzzi outlet.

With these tips you’ll be able to enjoy your improved Wi-Fi connection!





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