The connected accessories (light bulbs, security cameras, thermostats, etc.) are increasingly present in homes. These simultaneous connections are convenient, but they have the consequence of slowing down the speed of your bandwidth.
The good news is that, thanks to our tips, you can improve it without even having to buy a new router.
1. Move the router.
You do not want to place your router next to your tv the latest technology, then you hide under the sofa, or put it in a corner ?
If you want to have a good Wi-Fi connection, be aware that you must let it breathe in your router.
The best place where you should place it in the room that are the center of your home or apartment.
If it is not enabled, then you can use a telephone extension cord and move your router.
2. Away from the router interference.
If your Wi-Fi connection is unstable, so we advise you to keep your router away from any sources of waves (alarms, microwaves, cordless phones, monitors for babies, Bluetooth devices..).
3. To change the frequency.
The majority of Wi-Fi devices to operate with the standard 802.11 n, and use two frequencies, 2.4 GHz (more range but slower) and the 5GHz (less range and faster).
The 2.4 GHz band is the most commonly used, your gadgets and even those of your neighbour, take it.
If your phone or laptop is able to connect to the frequency 5GHz so forget about the 2.4 GHz.
Also, the more you hold close to your router, the more you get a fast and reliable connection.
To switch from one frequency to another, you must connect to your router and go through its settings.
4. Change the antenna of the router.
Some routers have antennas that can be unscrewed. If such is your case, you may want to consider replacing it with a larger one. You will then have a Wi‑Fi signal stronger and more vivid.
The least expensive solution would be to make a reflector from an aluminum film and place it on the back of the router. This trick allows you to send the signal in the opposite direction.
5. To restart the router.
We recommend that you restart your router to restore your Wi-Fi connection on your devices.
In addition, it would be good to protect your connection by creating your own password, this way no foreign person may not use it without your approval.
6. Change of router.
If you have an old router then it may be time to replace it. You can opt for a model that uses the standard 802.11 ac and, if possible, with the technology MU-MIMO, Multi-User, Multiple-Input, Multiple-Output, for greater efficiency.
However, the latter is only compatible with smartphones, laptops and tablets top of the range.
If your connection is weak as it is in a specific room of your home, then we suggest you invest in a taking a POWERLINE with built in Wi-Fi.
The solution is more expensive but also by far the most effective is to buy a Wi-fi system in the mesh (Mesh Network). What are wireless access points that will communicate with each other in Wi-Fi and extend the reach of your signal in every corner of your home.