Everyone is Home, and Wi-Fi is Slow? Here’s How to Speed it Upby Rdx Tango Get complete real-time protection and safeguard yo
Nowadays, possibly everyone is home these days as people are avoiding leaving home due to the ongoing pandemic. However, it is affecting the available resources at home like internet connection, which is now used by almost everyone.
In a world without the ongoing health crises, home Wi-Fi was barely used by all members at once. Considering that kids are at school, parents are at work, and no one else is home, so no one was using Wi-Fi.
It is pretty easy to understand why your Wi-Fi is acting up or maybe working way too slow that you never expected. Now everyone at your home uses the internet from your Wi-Fi. Your family members might also overload it by playing Full HD videos simultaneously in multiple devices.
Moreover, if you have a single router in your home, which is most likely the case in most homes, there can be a lack of Wi-Fi signals in some areas of your home.
If you are also dealing with such kind of WiFI issues when everyone is home, then you are not alone. It is a pretty common issue faced by millions around the world.
In this guide, we will tell you some ways to fix these low-speed internet problems on your home Wi-Fi. So, what’s the wait? Let’s dive in.
Most Common Solutions for Fixing low-Speed Wi-Fi
- Placing the Router in Center of Home
If you have placed your Wi-Fi somewhere in your home, maybe in one corner of your home, then it may not perform well in other rooms. You need to find the center of your house and then find an ideal place to install your internet router. This will enable the router to transfer Wi-Fi signals evenly to every major area of your home. This issue works for most users who are facing low Wi-Fi range in some spots of their houses. If you are also missing on this solution, then implement it.
- Wiring Up Non-Portable Devices
An immobile device that uses your Wi-Fi, such as streaming media devices or gaming consoles, can directly get connected via an Ethernet cable. If possible, you can consider this solution because it will release the significant load from your router. It will allow your other portable devices to catch the Wi-Fi signals from your router freely. It increases the speed on your streaming media and gaming console as well as on your portable devices.
- Using Wi-Fi Extenders or Powerline Kit
In case you can’t install the router at the center of your house, or you can’t install Ethernet cable to the streaming box or gaming console, the Wi-Fi powerline kit and extenders can do the job.
A Wi-Fi extender can boost the Wi-Fi range in the areas of your home where the signals are very weak. It captures the signals from your router and re-transmit it to the devices that are facing low speed or low range issues. If your home is not large enough that Wi-Fi signals get weak in some areas, then this method is not for you.
- Removing Obstacles
Many things in your house can affect the Wi-Fi performance and weaken its range. Things like fish tanks, windows, microwave, mobile phones, and even walls can affect your Wi-Fi. You need to make sure that your Wi-Fi is not getting affected by these things like a microwave, mobile phones, etc. You might need to notice if anything is placed too near to the router and then placing it somewhere else. We did not mean to throw your microwave out of the window, but you can at least check the placement.
- The Most Effective Solution
No matter how many Wi-Fi extenders you install in your home if your router is not powerful enough to power up multiple devices at once.
Your router plays a vital role in boosting the internet speed and making the internet accessible to several devices simultaneously.
You need to check your router’s settings so that you can reconfigure some limits and features on it. By managing the router’s settings, you might be able to extend its current limits to manage the high demand in your home.
Most routers have a feature known as Quality of Service or QoS. This allows you to set the priorities of your devices to distribute the internet evenly to all devices as per their requirement. For example, your streaming media box might be burning more of the internet than other devices.
Rdx Tango is an avid technical blogger, a magazine, a publisher of guides at Blogs Hunt, and a professional cyber security analyst. Through her writing, she aims to educate people about the dangers and threats lurking in the digital world.
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