No one wants slow Wi-Fi, especially because of all the disruptions and chaos it can very easily cause in online worlds. Interruptions to Zoom sessions, slow streaming, etc., are just some of the minor inconveniences that can quickly add up and become aggravating barriers to work, study, and your life in general when your world depends on almost instant connections.
Thankfully, there are tested and proven ways to improve or boost your internet speed, hopefully before it ruins your productivity. Follow us through this guide to find out how to strengthen your internet signal so that it travels farther and provides you with higher internet speeds.
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Turn your Wi-Fi device off and on again
Switching your home networking devices off and on again may seem simple, but it can give your network a significant boost. Rebooting your equipment at least once every few months is something we advise doing frequently. However, keep in mind that doing this will cause you to lose internet access for a short period of time, so schedule a time to restart your equipment when nobody else needs to use the internet.
Simply unplug your modem or wifi gateway for 30 seconds, and afterward plug it back in. The modem can fix any glitches thanks to this method. If you have a solo router, repeat the procedure. A power cycle cleans your router’s memory and gives it a fresh start on activities that previously slowed it down, just like with the modem.
Turn off the WiFi on all of your wireless devices at this point. After a short wait, turn Wi-Fi back on. Check to see if your connection gets stronger by allowing your devices to rejoin.
Change your Router’s Location
Wi-Fi signals can be disrupted or blocked by floors, walls, furniture, ceilings, appliances, and almost any significant physical object, and they can only travel so far until they run out of power. Radio waves emanating from other devices, such as microwaves, cordless phones, baby monitors, and Bluetooth speakers, might also interfere with these signals.
Therefore, if you position your router at the edge of your apartment, you can experience Wi-Fi problems on the opposite end. The optimal location for your router is close to where you typically use the internet, in a central and high area. Relegating your router to a closet or basement will only increase your chances of experiencing connectivity problems.
Change the Frequency Band of your Wi-Fi
2.4 GHz and 5 GHz are the two radio frequency bands that most modern routers use. At various distances from your router, the band you choose for connections might impact the quality and speed of your connections.
Try changing to the other frequency band as the one you’re now using might be encountering some transient interference. It will appear on your device as a different Wi-Fi network, typically with a label in the network name indicating the network’s frequency as either 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz.
Simply log out of the wrong band and connect to the right one on each device to reorganize your connections.
Disconnect Unnecessary Devices
Disconnect any useless devices if you’re using up all your bandwidth. Your network’s connections should only be absolutely necessary devices.
The easiest way to disconnect unnecessary devices is to reboot your router and change your Wi-Fi passwords. Then, on each device you currently use, you can re-login to your network using the new password. All unused connections will be deleted using this simple method.
Upgrade to a Faster Plan to boost your Internet Speed
While we sincerely hope that the above suggestions will help you, there are instances when your internet speed is simply too weak to support your online usage. If that’s the case, upgrading to a faster internet package will be necessary to receive better speeds.
If your internet connection isn’t cutting it even though you’re confident you’ve paid for enough speed, it’s possible that your internet connection doesn’t always operate at peak efficiency.
Internet service providers only guarantee that you will occasionally receive the advertised speeds. Therefore, you may not always obtain that much bandwidth even if you have a 100 Mbps subscription. In such situations, you’ll be needing a little buffer or a plan that moves more quickly than you expect to need. Network hiccups will still occur this way, but you’ll likely notice them less.
You Can Boost Your Internet Speed With Newer Equipment
All of your internet data is processed through your router and modem; so if either one is underperforming, it could slow down your entire network. It is therefore time to purchase a replacement if you are working with outdated equipment.
You can ask for new units if you think the equipment you rent from your internet provider is outdated, especially if it’s degrading network performance. Either a single wireless gateway or a standalone modem and router are typically provided by internet service providers.
In the long run, buying your own router and modem could be more cost-effective than renting them both. For instance, a store-bought router typically allows you more control over the capabilities, transfer rates, and security of your home network.
Finally – as a bonus tip – you’ll find that wired connections are quicker and more dependable than Wi-Fi, which is wonderful. As such, it might be worthwhile to use an Ethernet cable to connect your router to any high-priority devices, such as a desktop computer, gaming console, or smart TV, rather than relying solely on Wi-Fi. We hope that this article has helped you greatly, so don’t forget to share it with your friends and loved ones, they deserve faster internet connections too.
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