4 Actionable Ways To Speed Up Your Wi-Fi

There is nothing more painful than Netflix constantly pausing the video to buffer or waiting for a webpage to load because of a slow internet connection.

We all have been in this situation at some point in our life… Agree?

When WiFi connection becomes frustrating slow, most of the people turn off the router for a minute &  then turn on again.

This may be a quick fix speed up their WiFi connection.

But that doesn’t help in the long run.

So, what does?

The first thing, you want to do is to contact your Internet Service Provider (ISP). They can help you to fix if there is any problem with your connection.

But, if your ISP couldn’t help you to fix your internet speed then there are a few ways that can help you to boost your Wi-Fi signal and speed up your Wi-Fi connection.

And, this post will explain every possible way to speed up your wifi connection in detail.

If you want to spice up your wifi using some funny username then read this list.

So without further ado, let’s start.

1. Place your Router in an Open Place.

Is your router placed under your bed or at the corner of your room?

Then, it’s time to change the position of your router.

Why?

Because the location of your router significantly affects the performance of your internet speed.

Now you may be wondering:

How does the location of my router affect my internet speed?

Router antennas have to send & receive data packets between your mobile devices & computers that are connected to it.

So, when the router is placed around metal objects & walls, the Wi-Fi antennas cannot transmit data packets to the devices it is connected to.

As a result, your Wi-Fi speed drastically slows down.

So, a quick & cost-free solution is to place your router in an open place.

If you want to have the same wifi speed in all rooms of your house, you can also place your router at the center location of your house.

To make the data packets transmission efficient between your device & antennas, you can also place your router at a higher location.

You can experiment by placing routers in different places and see what works best for you.

2. Use Heatmap Apps to improve speed.

There are a lot of heat map apps available on PlayStore and App store. You can download any one of these apps and run it on your mobile device.

You can test the wifi speed by walking around your house.

The heat map app can help you to find where the signal is poor and needs improvement.

After you’ve found out where the signal is slow, you can adjust the position of your router or you can even use WiFi extenders to speed up Internet speed.

3. Upgrade your Router.

If your router is very old, then the hardware of the router may have been outdated. As a result, your router is unable to transmit the data you are paying for.

So,  to fasten up your internet speed you should consider buying a new modern router. The good thing is you can buy a good router under $100

4. Don’t Share your Internet.

When all your neighbors and their dog are using your Wi-Fi, then the internet speed will be divided among different devices resulting in slower Wi-Fi speed.

So, if you want faster Wi-Fi speed then decrease the devices accessing your internet.

You can also choose a strong password to avoid getting hacked. So only people who know your password  (family members & friends) can access your Wifi.