September 3, 2016

Imagine watching a Manchester United football match on your laptop, when right in the middle of the penalty shootout, your home wifi decides to slow down or worse, starts buffering.  We’ve all been there and that’s why we put together a few tricks you can use boost your Wi-Fi signal.

1. When it Comes to the Router

Search for the perfect spot for the router and in all cases, avoid hiding it. In order to receive the best signal, find a central location where it can be kept free of all obstructions in order to get the best coverage.

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2. Protect Your Network

Generally, the WiFi speed depends on the number of people using it at the same time. Moreover, if you have neighbours there is a high possibility that their routers may be interfering with yours. All this and more causes the signal to degrade. While most WiFi networks already have a built-in security system which you can use you may consider opting for a wireless router.home wifi

3. What’s a WiFi Repeater?

Most routers are built to function within a range of 150 feet. Therefore, if you live in a bigger house, it is quite natural for you to face WiFi connectivity issues, especially if your room is on the farthest corner. You can simply convert your old wireless router into an extender or buy a WiFi repeater which is easy to install on walls. This will help you increase the signal range and strength.

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4. Consider Resetting on Schedule

Most of your WiFi technical support issues and arrears can be dealt with by merely re-setting your router device. Yes, some of the most obvious solutions are often neglected by many of us. However, understand that there is a problem if you have to reboot your router more often than not. This can cause more harm than good.

5. Avoid Heavy Bandwidth Usage

Heavy bandwidth usage includes playing online video games, usage of websites like Netflix and iTunes, downloading movies and so on. This can hog away your network supplement. Avoid this for a fast and smooth running of the home network. Another alternative to this is that you can opt for Quality of Service.