Few things annoy more than slow WiFi. Or, worse yet, a Wifi with connection breaks. Being with network problems drives anyone crazy and it’s not for less. A bad internet connection is an unfinished game with friends, an email you don’t send or a low-resolution chapter.
The good news is that you can improve the speed of your home WiFi with a few simple settings, unless the problem comes from your Internet provider. If it is your operator who is offering poor network coverage, we advise you to think about changing.
Please note that many Internet service providers Internet they only guarantee their maximum speeds through a wired connection. This means that it may not be possible to get the maximum advertised speed over a WiFi connection.For this you should have a quality router and not all operators offer it at no extra cost.
Now, without further ado, let’s move on to the tips and tricks that should help you improve the quality of your WiFi connection at home. Remember that they are simple. Let’s go there!
Place it in a strategic place
WiFi connection is a wireless signal, but it can be hampered by physical factors. Cabinets, shelves, and walls can obstruct a good WiFi signal.
You can greatly improve the intensity and speed of the sign moving the router to an optimal location. What is considered the best location depends on your house and its layoutbut be sure to choose a central and high position.
The router should be free of clutter and close enough to all high-priority devices, especially the ones that don’t move around much: desktop computers, game consoles, and TVs, for example.
It is also important to choose a place away from other devices that emit electromagnetic waves: microwave ovens, smart appliances, electric heaters and TV remotes.
Wire everything you can
As we have already said, it is very likely that your router can only offer the maximum advertised speed over a wired connection. Of course, it is less practical than a wireless connection.
If you need reliable and uninterrupted Internet, connect your computer to the router using an Ethernet cable. The connection is not only more stable than WiFi, but also cannot be affected by physical obstructions or signal saturation. If you spend the day on video calls or playing games, the cable is necessary.
Update the firmware of your router
Router manufacturers regularly release software and firmware updates for their products. It is mostly about security patches and bug fixesso your connection may not go from slow to fast in an instant, but they do make a difference.
If you haven’t updated your device in a while, the speed may increase considerably. On most routers, updating the firmware only takes a few clicks.
Since the router is the gateway for your personal data, keeping the firmware up to date is vital. Older router models may require users to visit the manufacturer’s website and download an update, which would then have to be uploaded to the router’s admin interface (not a very easy feat).
Also, it’s a good idea to regularly update your router’s firmware even if you’re not experiencing connection issues. It will help you constantly improve performance and securityand you may find unexpected feature updates that are always welcome.