No matter how against we are regarding the use of technology, honestly, none of us can live without the Internet. Since Internet has become such an intricate part of our lives, what’s the most important thing in your house now? If your most valued jewel isn’t a Wi-Fi router, then it is time for you to join all of us in this fast-paced 21st century.
The first thing that anyone does after waking up is right away check the phone, along with checking the phone’s connectivity to their home Wi-Fi signal. Sadly to this day, a lot of us go through the problem of poor Wi-Fi connectivity. This can get super annoying at times. You don’t have to worry; we’ve got some amazing tips to increase your Wi-Fi speed.
First, test your Wi-Fi router’s facility to make sure you’re getting the best signal
Whenever you change the position of your Wi-Fi router, you should make use of your smartphone to check the kind of signal strength your router provides. In addition, you can make use of an app called Speed Analyzer app, which you can download from Google Play Store (for Android), and check how well your router throws its signal. This is a simple test that you can perform whenever you change the position of your house’s Wi-Fi router.
Always update your Wi-Fi’ s firmware
A router’s firmware acts like its brain, actually. This firmware functions as elementary software, which permits the whole device to operate smoothly. Just as what all modern technologies are doing, the router manufacturers are in a constant haste to tweak out new updates to their products every now and then. These updates solely intend to add better speed and signal performance, along with repairing the previous security flaws.
Today, majority of modern routers will allow you to update the firmware from within the admin portal itself. If you’re don’t know whether such a thing is even possible, or if you are somewhat unsure as to how to do it, then you must take a look at the router’s manual. If no such instructions are mentioned in there, then feel free to contact your ISP (that is, if you’re using an ISP-provided router).
Distance your router from these devices
Another major thing you need to take care of is that the router shouldn’t be close to any heavy electronics. Heavy electronics include a microwave, oven, refrigerator, or TV. This creates an issue because each electronic component has its personal frequency. This frequency may interfere with the Wi-Fi signals, causing fluctuation.
Keep your router in the open, unobstructed
Wi-Fi frequency flows through the house in the form of waves. Now, these waves get obstructed between the walls and other elements in the home. So, you will have to make sure that your Wi-Fi’s router doesn’t have much stuff around it. The more open it’s surrounding is, the more freely the waves would flow across the entire home, delivering an uninterrupted flow. The best way to get the perfect placement is to simply make sure that the router is in your direct line of sight. If you can easily see the router, it’ll have a seamless connection.
Place your router at a high point
Also, router’s antennas are specifically designed to lob its signals upwards. Placing the router at a decent height will result in a smooth connection. Hence, an ideal area to place you router is placing it high on a wall. The centre of a home is an ideal spot to place the Wi-Fi.
Point your router’s antennas towards devices
Usually, Wi-Fi routers come with two antennas that can be further adjusted. These antennas broadcast the Wi-Fi signals to interact with any device’s internal receiver. Internally, each device has a different placement of the receiver. Some devices use a vertical alignment. And some devices make use of a horizontal placement. This ordeal hampers your Wi-Fi signal strength that you receive on any device. To strengthen the signal, align one antenna vertically. Then, align the second one horizontally. Like this, each antenna gets a decent 50-50-percent chance to interact with multiple devices. If your router has a single antenna, make sure it is pointing to the direction that maximum users are using.