Far too many people in the world suffer from spotty Wi-Fi signals, from blind spots to erratic routers. Having high-quality, uninterrupted access to the Internet is a necessity for many users today, and unreliable Wi-Fi can become quite pesky.
Luckily, there are some easy measures you can take to step up Wi-Fi performance.
Something as simple as moving your router might do the trick. Many users overlook the fact that wireless signals can be fussy. Its location determines the quality and strength of the signal. How do you know where to put the router? You don’t. One spot could result in great access in the living room, but poor access in the bedroom, or vice versa. You have to try different places.
Are you still using a Wireless G or Wireless N router? It’s time to switch. Using up-to-date hardware is one of the best ways to guarantee your Wi-Fi is as quick and reliable as possible. Understandably, it can be confusing to buy a new router considering the myriad of wireless classifications, prices, and features. A few tips: get an 802.11ac if you’re buying a newer router. Chances are, you have a Wireless AC device if you’ve bought a new laptop, Smartphone, or tablet over the past few years. If you don’t, how likely are you to upgrade your router again in the near future? If you aren’t – at all – go for an 802.11ac router. You have no reason not to. Your future gadgets will be grateful, and you’ll definitely see some kind of improvement in performance.
A wireless mesh network system is a surefire way to extend your coverage. These networks are easy to set up and manage. Their simplicity and range make up for the loss in speed. The best ones have a dedicated backhaul used by their access points to communicate, making sure you get the best possible speed for your distant devices.