Published On30th May 2022
How to improve your Wi-Fi signal at home
It’s hard to enjoy the benefits of Fibre when you can’t get a strong signal between your router, your phone, smart TV, and all other devices. From working to streaming to consulting Siri on the latest news, a good WIFI signal is what keeps our world connected.
Luckily, there are many ways to improve your Wi-Fi signal and get you back to sneaking in an episode of Stranger Things during lunch break.
Here are 4 tips to improve your WIFI experience:
1. Consider the location of the router
Due to the fact that radio waves are shorter than those used in radio transmission, your device’s signal will lose strength more rapidly, so keeping your devices close to your router is a good way to boost your Wi-Fi signal. If you live in a big house, buying extra boosters to place around the house will allow your service to reach every corner.
2. Keep your router updated
It’s important to regularly update the router firmware to keep the security features up to date. Over the years there has been an increasing number of large-scale malware attacks that are costing organizations and individuals a large amount of money. Infected routers can steal bandwidth and allow malware to spread to other devices across the network. Update instructions for your router vary from brand to brand, but for most models, you need to log in to the device through a browser using the IP address.
3. Reboot your router
If you’re experiencing slow internet, particularly on Wi-Fi, in many cases, a simple reboot will improve your Wi-Fi significantly. Rebooting clears the router’s memory and enables updates to be installed.
4. Contact your Internet Service Provider
Contact your Internet Service Provider (ISP) and ask them for assistance. The ISP will help you remotely diagnose your Wi-Fi performance issues and offer a solution.