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If there is one invention that has revolutionized the world it is wifi.
It is probably the most important invention since fire. Connecting the world at speeds that are unbelievable (that’s if it is working properly), it is not only a means to have a warm conversation with family members halfway across the world, but it is the driving force behind many businesses.
And bringing it closer to home, your WiFi is the lifeblood of your smart TV, smart Fridge, smart lights, and whatever is smart in your home.
And that is why if your WiFi is slow, you not only risk losing the connection that is facilitating your conversation, but you may lose a lot of revenue (and getting locked out of your house temporarily by your smart door). So how do you make sure that your WiFi fast?
5 Super Easy Ways How to Make Your WiFi Faster
Let me give you 5 super easy tips and hacks you can use to make your WiFi faster.
1. Position Your Router Well
If you believe the myth about WiFi going through walls, you could be the cause of the erratic signal you are receiving. Anything that is between you and your router is an obstruction and is slowing down your WiFi.
In order to make your WiFi faster, place the router in a place where there are no obstructions. You can even try different locations and run speed tests to see which position gives you the best speed. If you can place your router somewhere high, that will be the best place.
2. Keep the Load Low
The more devices are connected to your router, the slower your WiFi becomes. And it’s not just your devices that add a load to your WiFi. For example, how well do you trust Ms. Smith, your neighbor? Yes, neighbors and other people around can hack into your WiFi and start using it without your knowledge. The best way to prevent this is by beefing up your WiFi’s security. Make sure you use AES encryption as is it the safest and fastest.
To make your WiFi faster, try to limit the load on your router. If possible, have a network of guests so that you can have yours exclusively. This will only work if your router supports dual bands though.
3. Plan Your Internet Usage
You probably know that your router is not the only one tapping into your service providers WiFi network system – you are one among millions of users. That means when a large number of you are using your WiFi at the same time, your service providers system will become strained, slowing down your WiFi.
Though you can’t control who goes online and when you can control when you do your stuff online. If you have a lot of stuff to download, schedule them for low traffic times when others are offline. This will give you faster WiFi.
Another tip is to disconnect anything that is not using WiFi at the moment. And wherever possible connect other devices to the Ethernet so as to reduce the load on the WiFi.
Simple proper planning will help you have faster WiFi.
4. Invest in a Better Router
Sometimes it’s simply a matter of upgrading your router if you want to enjoy faster WiFi. Sure it may cost you a bit more but it’s a once of investment that will afford you faster WiFi. And faster WiFi means no lag when you are winning a game of FIFA online, only to realize when the screen resumes that you’ve been scored.
The equation is simple really, a better router equals faster WiFi.
5. Change the Channel
Your television is not the only thing that operates by way of channels. WiFi frequencies also operate on different channels. If you and your neighbors are on the same channel, it can cause a drop in WiFi speed and quality. Use a tool like WiFi Analyzer (available on most app stores) to check which channel you are on and which channel has the least number of users. You will want to switch to the channel with the least number of users if you want to make your WiFi faster.
How to Make Your WiFi Faster – Solved
Trying one or all of these hacks will give you a significant boost in WiFi range, quality, and ultimately speed. No one likes a slow WiFi connection any more than they like a dripping tap in the middle of the night. But fortunately, with your WiFi, the fix is easier than a dripping tap most of the time.
So go ahead, I’ve shown you how to make your WiFi faster, now it’s time for you to try it.
Enjoy the latest episode of Breaking Bad – with your new found WiFi speed.