If you use a Wi-Fi Network at your Home or Office for connecting your internet devices and enjoying the world of possibilities the internet brings.
And if you have ever experienced frequent disconnection or low speeds, even when you have got the fastest internet plan available then there is surely something wrong, which needs to be fixed.
In this article, we are going to try to fix it
1. Do A Speed Test To Check Your Internet Connection
Before you do anything to your Wi-Fi Router, it is advisable that you first check whether the problem lies with the Internet Service Provider (ISP).
You can do a quick speed test to see if you are getting proper internet speeds or not, and it is advisable that you do the Speed Test from your Laptop or Desktop that is connected directly to the router using an ethernet cable.
And if the internet still doesn’t work, and are you are not getting the optimum speed, then there is something wrong with the ISP.
You can contact them and ask them to get this thing fixed. But, if it works fine and you are getting the speed you should be getting, you can continue reading further to find out what’s wrong with your Wi-Fi network.
2. Give It Some Rest
Your Wi-Fi router is it is one of the hardware that is powered on every time, and maybe you should switch it off every once in a while.
Over the years I have made a habit of turning it off at night, although I forget to do it every night, I make sure I do it at least once in a week or so.
If you face something odd, like frequent disconnection or you are not able to even load a webpage, maybe you can reboot your Wi-Fi Router by switching it off and then turning it on, you will be amazed to see how many times it is going to work and how many hours of troubleshooting it can save.
3. Switch Wi-Fi Channels
You might not be aware that Wi-Fi network broadcast on different channels and separate frequency bands. The older models are only capable of broadcasting on 2.4 GHz. However, the new model can broadcast at either 2.4 GHz or 5GHz.
The ability to broadcast Wi-Fi network on a different frequency band allows you to choose a less crowded frequency band since the number of Wi-Fi routers in your area can populate a certain frequency band.
So, while it is safe to say that the 5 GHz frequency band will be less crowded, it will also depend on how many internet devices are using the same frequency band in your area, which may cause your Wi-Fi network to slow down. So this should also be considered as one of the factors why your internet speed sucks over Wi-Fi.
4. Place Your Wi-Fi Router At An Optimised Location
Improper placement of your Wi-Fi Router can also cause frequent disconnection or slow internet. If you have placed your Wi-Fi Router at a place which is behind the walls and you are trying to access the internet from the opposite of your home, you may face slow internet issues or frequent disconnection issues.
You should be smart and creative when it comes to pacing your Wi-Fi router, it should be somewhere in the middle because it throws signals in all the directions.
And if there are walls between you (the internet device you are using) and the Wi-Fi router, the internet speed can be drastically low.
5. Check Who Else Is Connected To Your Wi-Fi Network
Even if you have opted for the fastest internet connection available, it does not guarantee that you will be getting all the speeds when the multiple internet devices connected to the same network.
Maybe there is someone who is taking all your bandwidth, maybe there is a younger sibling who is trying to download a heavy game over the internet, maybe there is someone who is downloading a Movie.
You can solve this problem if you have bought the Wi-Fi Router in recent times because most of them have got the options to block devices or limit them to use your internet bandwidth.
6. Upgrade Your Older Router Hardware
A Router is one of the hardware in your home or office setup which is exploited the most, it remains turned on 24×7, which means if you have had it for more than a few years, maybe it is time to consider an upgrade.
Maybe you can just upgrade your Router’s antenna, you can buy a separate antenna for as low as $10 and add it to your Router to enhance its capacity of throwing and receiving signals.
Buying Wi-Fi extenders is also a nice option if you have got a large house and the Wi-Fi Router is insufficient for throwing signals to every corner of your home.
You can set up the Wi-Fi extender in a way that it throws signal in every part of your house so that you get the same internet connectivity everywhere.
7. Update Your Router Firmware
You should try updating the firmware of your old Router before replacing it completely.
There are routers that can update themselves but the older ones still need to be updated manually. And the option to update the firmware can be found when you log into your Wi-Fi Router’s control panel.
So, these were some of the tips and tricks you can follow to optimise your Wi-Fi network so that you have no issues when you are browsing your favourite website on your mobile phone for streaming high definition content on your high-speed internet.