Slow WiFi Speed? Maximize Your WiFi Performance
Your Internet And WiFi experience depends on several factors, there are a few things that you can do to get a better result out of the services:
- Placing your modem and WiFi router
- Avoiding signal blockers
- 5 GHz only
- Channel width
- Identifying dead spots
- Rebooting your modem and router
There are two essential decisions and tradeoffs on where you and your professionals set up your modem and WiFi switch:
Placement of Your Modem and WiFi Router:
- On the off chance that you use WiFi similarly all through the house, the modem and WiFi switch ought to be put as near the center of your home as would be prudent. This gives the most ideal WiFi motion all through. On the off chance that we introduce your administration, your specialist will put the modem and WiFi switch in the most ideal position in your home.
- In the event that there is an essential media room where you use WiFi the most, the modem and WiFi switch ought to be put out there. This enables you to wire devices that require more bandwidth, for example, streaming video or gaming frameworks, specifically into your WiFi switch and limit the remote needs from these devices. In the event that your media room isn’t amidst your home, the WiFi signal quality for different devices could be affected the more remote you move from the modem and WiFi switch.
Avoiding Signal Blockers:
Don’t block your WiFi router’s signal.
- Avoid placing it in a closet or cabinet or putting it behind something (such as a TV, aquarium or staircase) that might weaken the WiFi signal.
- Don’t place it on the floor or low to the ground.
- Don’t place it next to the windows.
- Open any doors to the room where you’ve placed the modem and WiFi router.
It’s important to provide a clear “path” for your modem and WiFi router.
5 GHz Only:
Our latest WiFi routers are all able to broadcast on both the 2.4GHz and a 5GHz channels, allowing the greatest number of devices to connect. The 5GHz channel is faster, but it might have slightly less range. If your home needs less range (e.g. smaller homes, townhomes, apartments) and you’re using mostly newer devices supporting 802.11n or 802.11ac, then try broadcasting only on the 5GHz channel to get faster speeds on all your devices.
To use only the 5GHz channel, sign in to your WiFi router and turn off the broadcast of your 2.4GHz channel.
Wave 2 switches default to chip away at programmed channel width choice that works for most conditions and generally customers. Notwithstanding, for homes that have numerous neighbors close-by (e.g., flats or townhomes) who all have their very own WiFi systems, you may encounter some WiFi interference. The more extended your rundown of accessible systems, the more probable it is that your WiFi channel is influencing your flag quality. In the event that you reboot your modem and switch, the modem naturally chooses the best accessible channel.
Identifying Dead Spots:
Indeed, even with Spectrum’s modem and WiFi switch using the latest in WiFi innovation, you may have bring down WiFi speeds in specific parts of your house.
Most devices, such as tablets, smartphones, and computers that take a shot at WiFi incorporate bars to show the signal strengths they get from the WiFi switch. Watch your WiFi bars as you stroll through your home. The more remote you are from your modem, the less bars you’ll see.
On the off chance that you need to see significantly more detail, you can do some of your own testing by using free apps and stroll around your house to survey the changing WiFi strength in various rooms. Tools will show a bar measuring real signal strength in dBms; the higher the score drawing nearer – 30 dBm, the better. Signal strength lower than – 70 dBm may result in poor WiFi execution.
This criticism will enable you to decide the best rooms for using your WiFi-empowered devices, especially those requiring high transmission capacity, such as streaming video or gaming systems.
Rebooting Your Modem and Router:
Rebooting your modem and WiFi router helps to ensure you’re getting the best possible WiFi speeds.
- Shut down your computer.
- Unplug the power cord from the back of the modem. If you have Voice service with Battery Backup, remove the battery.
- Unplug the power cord from the router (Skip this step if you have a gateway).
- Wait 30 seconds, reinsert the battery if applicable, and reconnect the modem power cord.
- Wait two minutes to allow the modem to connect. The modem connection lights will be solid.
- Reconnect the power to the router.
- Wait two minutes to allow the router to connect.
- Turn on your computer.
- Ensure your computer or connected device is connected to the WiFi signal of your router.
- Attempt to surf to two web pages to verify that you’re connected to the Internet.
Try this at home by yourself to get a better result.