When your WiFi works well, life is great; you can use the internet anywhere without worrying about being tethered to one location.
But when it doesn’t work, wireless internet can be frustrating. Fortunately, we have some tips to make your WiFi network faster and more robust.
- Location While a WiFi signal can travel through walls and other obstacles to some extent, the signal is only so strong. Try and place your wireless router in a centralized location so that its signal is strong wherever you may use it.
- Too Many Connections An open WiFi network can attract any number of unwanted guests, slowing down speeds to a crawl. A good way to keep your WiFi connection fast (not to mention secure) is to lock down your wireless network. Change the name (also known as an SSID) of your WiFi network. Add a password. Change the login credentials on your router.
Interference Wireless interference is always a risk when it comes to WiFi. All sorts of devices send out wireless signals, and they can sometimes run into each other.
One thing you can try to improve performance on your wireless router is to change the channel. Wireless internet travels over different channels, so changing the channel can sometimes help to reduce interference. (Instructions vary from router to router.)
You can also try using a router that utilizes a different frequency. The newer 5GHz wireless routers generally experience less interference than the older 2.4GHz routers.
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