Speed Up WiFi Connection
There are many obstacles that can affect your Wi-Fi speed, and unfortunately there isn’t particular remedy for all situations. For maximum Wi-Fi connection speed you’ll need to be sure all factors are addressed. For example, you may buy the best router available, but if it’s not arranged properly you might still have issues. This guide will give you some practical ways to make sure your Wi-Fi connection is as fast as it can be. Here’s how to speed up WiFi connection ?
Find a good Wi-Fi router
First best way to ensure you’re getting max wireless speed is to make sure you are using the latest Wi-Fi router tech. Its the type of router that you buy makes a huge difference. Wireless (Wi-Fi) technology has much improved over time and each version is distinguished by a letter code. Wireless A, B, and G are slow and out-of-date. Wireless AC and N are the fastest and newest.
If at all you are using your ISP’s router, chances are that its wouldn’t be best router for your situation. The router your ISP chose will work fine for most people and can be cheap. This means that the signal could be weak. It could lack features and also could have strange default configurations.
The easy and quick solution to this problem is to buy your own best router. Its usually cheaper than you think. By doing so anyways as ISP’s tend to overcharge on rental fees (in some cases).
If you’ve tried everything above or just simply want this to be easier and quicker. Then I recommend returning your ISP’s router and buying your own router. The right router makes a world of difference.
You can find plenty of great routers on the market.
Choose the right channel and frequency
Have you ever messed around with your router configuration? If you have probably seen an option to set the channel. There are many Chances are your router uses the 2.4GHz spectrum. If it is so, you can try to optimize your connection by setting the channel to 1, 6, or 11.
This will be most impacting, if you are living an apartment complex or place where there will be more competing Wi-Fi routers. The problem would be that the 20MHz channels on the 2.4GHz router overlaps. So by using 1, 6, or 11 is your best chance for a channel that isn’t congested with other routers around.
If you’re using a 5GHz router then there is a good news – your channels don’t overlap!
Move your router to the ideal location
Centralize your router. Place the router in the center of your house or work area. At least place in a location central to where you’ll be using most.
Set the router high up. Do you know Wi-Fi routers emit radio waves that spread out and down. So you can place the router on a cabinet, bookshelf or even mount it on the wall.
Avoid areas of interference. Just don’t place your router near metal objects and especially not near the microwave.
Avoid surfaces/walls where radio waves cannot easily pass through (i.e. solid concrete walls). Concrete and brick walls tend to absorb some of the signals. For best results keep the router away from them.
Secure your connection
If you don’t password protect your Wi-Fi router there is a good chance you’ll find more devices connected than you imagine. By limiting the no. of devices connected to your router will increase your speed. Take the time to set a secure password on your wireless router.
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