Having a stable and good internet connection is more of a necessity nowadays. But there are many people who complain about their home internet. More specifically, they complain about their home WiFi signal dropping. More often that not, there are small things that cause them such headaches. Here is an info graphic that describes how we can improve our home WiFi experience. Scroll down this info-graphic to learn about the basic reasons for poor WiFi connection and how to remove those problems.
You’re Not Using Your Router On 5GHz Band
Many people use 2.4GHz frequency band of their routers but this band is not good anymore. Apart from being slower than 2.4 GHz band, this band can be easily interfered by other routers or even by other devices like cordless phones, microwave etc. That’s why you should switch to 5GHz Band of your router.
Your Current Router Is Old
Ok, now you’re using a 5GHz band of the router. But there’s one problem. In traditional routers, 5GHz bad has less range than 2.4GHz Band. That’s why you probably will need to upgrade your router. There are many good articles about that topic such as this recommended guide by List Enthusiast.
Your Router Is Wrongly Placed
You can have a top-notch wifi router and would still have connectivity issues if you won’t place your router according to a plan. There’s no technical thing involved in this step. All you need to do is to place your router is in the centre of your house and away from other metal objects and devices.
Your PC Is Malware-infected
This step isn’t for your overall home wifi but for the slow wifi on your PC. Many times we unintentionally install a malware/virus while surfing the web. Apart from slowing down your PC overall, these viruses also hurt wifi connectivity on your PC. That’s why you should install a good antivirus and get rid of those viruses.
Your Router Is Running On Power-Saving Mode
Many times you get a less wifi range simply because you router is running on a “power-saving” mode. This mode helps the router to consume less power but also forces it to reduce its broadcasting power. This results in less wifi range. To enjoy max range, disable this setting.