Imagine you’re in the middle of chatting with someone over Skype, or you are on levelling up your favourite online mobile game, and suddenly the internet went off. Quite annoying right? Today, we’re going to show you some tips and tricks you need to do to improve your WiFi signal. It needs a little bit of effort but trust me, you can do it on your own.
There are many factors why the signal coming from the routers becomes slow. And admittedly, most of us do not have an idea of what really the reasons are. We always find someone or something to blame on this issue which is the network provider. However, numerous experts are saying that the network provider is not the only common reason.
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To help you on this matter, we listed here 5 tricks that you should do to improve your WiFi signal at home.
Tricks to Improve WiFi Signal
Here are some of the tricks you may want to try to boost the signal of your WiFi.
1. Placement of Router
How we placed our router can affect the WiFi signal to weakens or strengthens. Do not place your router inside a cabinet or a closed area. It should be put in an open area like a desk, top of the cabinet or mounted on a wall for the router to breathe.
If your home is pretty large, you must place your router in the middle of the house so it can balance the signal it has to produce to cover the entire building.
2. Update the Firmware
Manufacturers are releasing firmware updates from time to time or at least a month. It is always better if you would check the firmware every now and then for possible updates.
To check for your router’s firmware, log in to your admin settings and check the firmware version of your router. Then visit the manufacturer’s site to see if there is a newly released version and download it.
3. Remove everything around the router that can cause interference.
Types of equipment like microwaves, cordless phones and TVs can cause interference. If you can’t avoid placing your WiFi on that spot (because that’s the only place you have), then you might try to find another place for those equipments.
4. Reset your Router.
Oftentimes when it comes to electronic devices, common issues can be solved by resetting. You don’t need to reset your router every time. Maybe in 2 to 3 months, you should do it.
Just remember that resetting your router will bring back the default settings. Once you reset it, you have to ensure the configuration of your settings and change the admin username and password.
5. Consider Upgrading your Router
If you own a 6-year old router, you need to consider upgrading it to a newer one. Routers can cost a lot for sure. But you can always find a cheaper one when it is for home-use only.
Try to do the first four methods and when nothing worked, then you need a new router that has good specifications and can support your online activities.
These are some of the remedies you can try to improve the signal of your WiFi at home. If you know any other method, please do let us know in the comment section below. You can also leave your questions and concerns regarding this topic. We will try our best to help you as much as we can.