Faster wifi is something we all aspire for so here are some tips to boost the wifi reception in your home.
Centrally locate your router
Routers can be a bit of an eyesore, that’s why many people keep their router in their basement. However,
location matters. Vox recommends moving your router to the center of the house to ensure that you get the
most coverage. You should also make sure it’s isn’t covered and off the ground. This ensures that the signal is
able to get out easily.
Keep the router away from other electronics
It may seem logical to keep like things together, but having other technology such as your TV or computer near
or touching your router can actually interfere with the signal.
Adjust the settings on your router
Some routers come with multiple settings that you can alter on your computer. According to CNet, if you have
the capability, make sure your router is on 5GHZ, which is the fastest.
Move the antennas around.
According to Vox, you should have one antenna vertical and the other horizontal. This is because antennas
work best when they are parallel with one another. And since most antennas in laptops are horizontal, you are
able to boost your signal. Phones can be move around however, so you should keep one antenna vertical to
ensure maximum capability.
Replace your Router
Think about the last time you bought your router: if it was more than 5 years, it’s probably time to replace it.
Technology is rapidly expanding so now it’s not just your computer that’s connected to wifi, but your phone, TV
and in some cases your fridge. If your router is older than 5 years, it probably isn’t equipped to handle that
many things connected to it.
With these simple tips, you can be on your way to better wifi and a better life.
By Kate Wilkinson