Despite paying for high-speed internet connection at home, you might not be satisfied by the speed that you are getting.
Slow Wi-Fi speeds can leave even the calmest person ready to throw their router out of the window. If your internet provider can't assist you, there are a few things you can do to improve your terrible Wi-Fi speed.
While very few of us pay attention to improve the home Wi-Fi network by making little changes to the hardware. Here are some tricks that you must know to improve your Wi-Fi speeds.
1.Update Your Router Firmware
Perhaps your router just needs an update. Router manufacturers are always modifying the software to save out a bit more speed. How easy or how difficult it is to upgrade your firmware depends entirely on your device manufacturer and model.
Most new routers have the update process built right into the administration interface, so it's just a matter of hitting a firmware upgrade button. Other models, particularly if they're older, still require you to go to the manufacturer's website, download the firmware file from your router's support page, and upload it to the administration interface. It's uninteresting, but still, a good thing to do since it would be such a simple fix.
Even if your wireless network isn't poor, you should still update your firmware on a regular basis for performance improvements, better features, and security updates.
2.Placement of the router in the house impacts speed
Always keep the Wi-Fi router in the middle of the house away from walls. Never hang the router on the wall and keep it in an open area. This will impact speeds addition, wireless routers need open spaces, away from walls and obstructions. Just don't put that black box in a cabinet or behind a bunch of books, you'll get a better signal if it's surrounded by open air (which should prevent the router from overheating, too). Keep all the heavy appliances or electronics away since running those in close proximity can impact Wi-Fi performance.
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Latest routers come with Quality of Service (QoS) tools to control the amount of bandwidth that apps use or example, you could use QoS to prioritize video calls over file downloads that way, your call with close ones won't drop just because someone else is grabbing a big file. Some QoS settings even allow you to prioritize different apps at different times of the day.
QoS settings can easily be found under advanced settings in the network's administrator interface. Some routers may even make it easier by offering a one-click multimedia or gaming setting, so you know those applications will be on the priority.