WI-FI experts have revealed five major tricks that can increase your network’s speed.
A lagging or slow Wi-Fi connection can be very frustrating.Wi-Fi experts have revealed five major tricks that can increase your network’s speed[/caption]
Thankfully, there are a number of things you can try to boost your Wi-Fi speeds, the experts say.
Tech giant Microsoft recommends that users use a high-gain antenna to increase their network’s speed.
“Router antennas are usually omnidirectional, meaning they broadcast in all directions,” Microsoft said.
“If you replace the omnidirectional antenna with a high-gain antenna, you can aim the router’s wireless signal in the direction you want,” it continued.
It’s important that your Wi-Fi is placed somewhere in your home where its connection cannot be obstructed.
Experts recommend choosing a central location to optimize the signal.
If it’s placed in a corner, you risk the signals heading outside of your home.
AVOID LARGE OBJECTS
In addition to placement, you’ll also want to make sure you put your Wi-Fi away from objects that can interfere with its signal.
This includes other electronics, large metal objects, and bulky furniture.
Some electronic devices to avoid include the microwave and TV, because they emit their own strong signals.
A wireless repeater can also help to increase your Wi-Fi’s speeds.
These are handy devices that rebroadcast a wireless signal, which in turn strengthens the signal from your router to other areas in your home.
“You can place one anywhere there’s an outlet, but look for locations that are halfway between your router, modem, or access point and your device,” Microsoft said.
“Research these products before investing in one. Some wireless repeaters can be difficult to configure and can drag down your network’s performance,” it added.