There are several variables at stake that can result in slow Wi-Fi being slow. There are some of the approaches you can adopt to find and address problems with Wi-Fi connectivity.
Before you leap into the conclusion that you are dealing with poor internet service, make sure that your internet plan’s promotional speed suits the internet speed you get. Visit any website that helps you to calculate internet speed, such as speedtest.net or quick.com, to do that. If the results of the speed fit the advertised speed offered by your ISP ( Internet Service Provider), we will assume that your link is perfectly perfect and you should still opt with an improved package that provides higher Internet speeds in order to speed things up.
A fast restart is often all you need to do with your Wi-Fi router to repair Wi-Fi connectivity issues. Simply turn your Wi-Fi router off and then, after a few seconds, turn it on and then check if your internet speeds are still slow. Try restarting your machine, phone, or other gadgets if that doesn’t solve the Wi-Fi problems. Often only one of your computers, and not the Internet connection, can be the explanation for poor Internet speed.
Despite getting a high-speed internet connection and a decent enough Wi-Fi router, are you still faced with slower internet speeds? The problem may be with your router ‘s placement. Placing the router in a higher position, such as above the wardrobe, is often advised. In addition, to see which area gets the greatest signal intensity before finalising on a spot, you can always position the Wi-Fi router at various positions in your home or office. Note that Wi-Fi signals are usually able to travel through walls and other objects, but thicker walls or some metals block the signals in some situations. It is often advised to keep the router away from microwave ovens or refrigerators in such scenarios and, as we have described above, place the router at an elevation and at an optimum location.
On a Wi-Fi router, placing the antennas straight up redirects the Wi-Fi signals in a single direction. That’s why the antennas should always be pointing in multiple directions. Many Wi-Fi routers come with two or three antennas, for example. Be sure to point the antennas in vertical and horizontal directions in such a situation, so that the Wi-Fi signals will reach a larger area.
If the protection of your Wi-Fi is not good enough, it might be possible to obtain access to your password. You may be stealing the Wi-Fi link from our neighbour, and that may be why you have poor Wi-Fi. Therefore, the use of the WPA2 security protocol on your router is often recommended. This can be changed using the configuration of your router. To set up a WPA2 password, use any browser on your phone or machine to reach your Wi-Fi settings by entering the IP address of your router. The IP address of your router can be found on the back of the router, or you can also check for it by accessing the Wi-Fi network settings on your phone or device.
QoS or Quality of Operation, whose role is to simply break the usable bandwidth on your Wi-Fi network between applications, is one of the better available technologies that is frequently ignored. In an ideal setup, without any stutter, you can watch the wildlife video on YouTube in 4 K resolution while ensuring that your new game is downloaded on Steam. Through QoS, you will determine the service on your Wi-Fi network to prioritise and thus split the bandwidth accordingly. Notice that there are different ways for routers to access QoS settings, which means that the way QoS can be accessed on a Netgear router is different from that of a TP-Link router. To check the QoS settings of your router, enter the IP address of your router in the browser and search for a QoS tab to access the settings.