Your internet connection speed may be affected by a variety of external variables.
The speed of your internet connection may be impacted by a variety of factors, including how far away your home is from the local service provider, when you log on, and how many people in your household are doing so at the same time.
There are several potential causes for slow internet speeds, including improper configuration of your equipment, a faulty internet connection line, or even your internet service provider’s traffic control measures.
The following tips could help bring your connection back up to speed:
Move your wireless modem or antennae to a better spot
If you want optimal performance from your router, one tip from the pros is to put it somewhere close to your high-priority internet usage, ideally on a higher floor. That means you shouldn’t tuck your router away in a dark corner or conceal it behind a counter. The router’s positioning possibilities may be limited by the existing ethernet cable; a simple rewiring project might remedy this. And if your gadget has an external antenna, tweaking it might do wonders for its performance.
Modify the radio’s channel or frequency
The majority of modern routers are dual-band, meaning they can broadcast wireless signals at both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequencies (the latter typically provides better performance but at a lesser range).
Your current band might be experiencing interference, and as the vast majority of IoT devices operate at 2.4 GHz, this frequency can become rather congested at odd times. Users of Windows 10 may alter their Wi-Fi band by following these steps.
It’s time for a new wireless router and modem.
The modem or router you are using may be the bottleneck in your network, causing poor speeds for everyone. If you’re using antiquated technology, you may experience decreased signal strength and sluggish performance (and could also be a security risk).
While most people who have internet at home rent their equipment from an ISP, it may be to your advantage to look into purchasing your own modem and router. There’s a good chance you’ll have more say over a number of settings. Moreover, if you plan on upgrading to a 10Gbps connection in the future, purchasing a modem and router that can handle such speeds now will make that transition much easier.
Extend your wireless network to accommodate more devices
If your room is very vast, even the most powerful modem and router installed in the optimal location may have trouble. You may take one of many routes to resolve this:
Extenders and boosters for wireless Internet perform precisely what their names imply: Simply plugging them in and connecting them to your Wi-Fi network will increase its reach. Remember that these WiFi range extenders will provide a lower signal than your original router.
Instead of relying on a single router to provide WiFi for a whole house, you can use a Wi-Fi mesh network system to distribute the signal over a larger area.
To increase download speeds at home, swap out your Wi-Fi router with one that uses an Ethernet wire.
If you’re having trouble transferring a huge file, MASV suggests using a cable connection instead of your wireless modem. This is also true for the efficiency of the network as a whole.
After all, if you don’t have to, there’s no use in using Wi-Fi. Since your wired ethernet connection is dedicated only to your computer and not shared with other connected devices like your washing machine, its performance is virtually always superior.