Do you want to improve your Wi-Fi connection but don’t know where to start? If you find yourself in this situation, you may think that it is something complicated, that you will need advanced knowledge, and that you will not be able to achieve it quickly and easily. I understand that you can think like that, but you are totally wrong.
Improve a Wi-Fi connection it is something simpler than it seems, in fact you can achieve it in just a few minutes, and without effort, as long as you know what you have to do, and how you have to do it. In this article, we are going to share with you three very simple tips that will allow you to improve your wireless connection instantly, without having to spend money and without having to go into complicated settings.
Before starting, I want to remind you of something very important, and that is that, in the end, the maximum speed of your Wi-Fi connection will be determined by the Internet rate that you have contracted, by the service of your provider and for possible bottlenecks that you have at the hardware level, so keep that in mind. For example, to maximize performance, you should use the Wi-Fi 5 standard, as the Wi-Fi 4 standard achieves lower speeds and suffers more from interference.
1.-Improve your Wi-Fi by changing channels
Typically, next-generation routers automatically manage the channels, that is, they are connected to those that are less saturated without the need for user intervention. This is very useful, since it is usually also combined with automatic band switching technologies that will allow us to always be connected to the best available Wi-Fi network.
However, not all routers carry out this management automatically, and in these cases we will have to search and connect, manually, those that are less saturated. It is not a complicated process, and it is not very time consuming either, so don’t worry, you can do it without problem by following the steps you will find in this article.
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2.-Improve your Wi-Fi through location and management
Quiet, although it sounds complicated, it is actually very simple. When we talk about location, we are referring to the placement of the router. The quality, range and speed of your Wi-Fi connection it will be seriously affected by the distance you have to travel, by the obstacles you encounter on the road and by the interference you suffer.
Something as simple as move the router and place it in an elevated, central, and unobstructed position it can make the difference between a dead zone, or poor performance, and a stable, perfect Wi-Fi connection capable of reaching almost all the space we want to cover. In case we do not get it even with a good placement, we may have to pull a Wi-Fi repeater.
In terms of management, we mean properly managing bandwidth. When we have many devices connected simultaneously to Wi-Fi, and they are consuming bandwidth, we may end up having performance problems. Manage bandwidth consumption, and prioritize certain devices, can be of great help to us.
3.-Improve your Wi-Fi through security
Any Wi-Fi connection can end up exposed to security problems of greater or lesser severity. I know very well what I am talking about, and it is that, as many of our readers will remember, many years ago I suffered an intrusion from a neighbor in my Wi-Fi network. I identified him thanks to the trace that his PC left in the router’s registry, and it was very easy, since he had directly used his name as the identifier of his laptop.
Having intrusions is not a dish of good taste. These can consume all the bandwidth of our Wi-Fi connection, and give us very serious problems that will prevent us from enjoying a good experience when connecting to the Internet. In my case, for example, that intruder ruined many leisure moments for me, and at a time when, precisely, he did not have much free time. When I tried to play online I had such a high ping that I was forced to close the game directly.
To improve a Wi-Fi connection it is essential to strengthen its security, and luckily this is not complicated at all. Something as simple as change Password and using a more secure one can make a big difference, and if we need it, we can add an additional layer of security hiding the name of the Wi-Fi network. Thus, any intruder who wants to sneak into our Wi-Fi will have to know the name and password.