Imagine that you worked day and night for your project. You worked so hard on the project because you know that this one alone could give you a promotion. So, you decide to mail the project to the manager, and you are about to hit “send.” And that’s when your Wi-Fi connection is messing with you. You contacted your broadband company, and they say that it’s not a problem from their side. Yeah, I get you. If apart from that you’re also having trouble with IP Address 192.168.0.254 then visit this blog post to know everything about it.
But what if I tell you that you could avoid this problem with some tips and save the money of paying a technician or a new router, or the tension of late submissions? Yeah, you heard it right. There are several easy ways to improve the quality of your Wi-Fi by yourself.
1. Never Put Your Router Near a Wall or on The Ground
Putting a router near a wall or on your ground is a significant wastage of signal. The signal is emitted in every direction from the router, and the signs can get absorbed or blocked by various materials like metal, cement, etc. If the router is kept near the wall or in its corner, only a few amounts of the signal will reach your devices and reduce the Wi-Fi connectivity. The same is the case if the router is kept in the ground.
To find out the best position for your router, there is one thing you could do. You can find places with tremendous or relatively high signal strength in your home using different signal strength measuring apps. You can use apps like Wi-Fi Analyzer and Cloudcheck for this purpose. So never keep your router in any closed box or cupboards, instead keep them in an open space where you are working, or the Wi-Fi is needed the most.
2. Unplug Your Router When Not in Use
People always make sure to unplug the appliances when they are not used to avoid heating up. The same is applicable for your routers too. If left plugged after use, it is possible to heat up, which might affect the router’s efficiency. So, try unplugging the routers at night and when you are not at home. It is also like rebooting your router. By rebooting or shutting off the router, you allow your router to rest and cool down for a while.
3. Keep it Away From Other Electronic Devices
Is your router kept near your television or your PC? Then you don’t have to go anywhere searching for the source of your network issues. Because the location of your router is the culprit in the situation, every electronic appliance emits different types of electromagnetic signals, and this emission of EM signals can
4. Channel Selection Set to Automatic Selection
Only a few people know about the Automatic selection mode in the router. Set your router to auto mode, and this will enable the router to select the best suitable Wi-Fi channel for you. You could also try selecting the best Wi-Fi channel manually if your router is not supporting the Automatic selection mode.
Many people (including me) would get stressed out for not getting a good internet speed, posting lousy feedback on the company’s website, and thinking of getting a new internet device. Sentimental, aren’t I? Nevertheless, with the help of a small reboot button, we can save time and money in a few minutes.
6. Changing The Location
Sometimes when our boss or colleague is sending us files to reevaluate or to work on, out of frustration, we can’t stop changing the wires of our device and restarting it, repeatedly, when the only problem is that corner of our house which does not support the internet feasibility. Do a little experiment with your router by changing its location.
Try setting it in an open area where the antenna can easily catch a connection. Because, well, maybe that tiny corner and our router are not just meant for each other?
7. Securing Our Password
Setting a weak password for your Network will make it relatively easier for any hacker to detect it. Who knows when your neighbor’s annoying kids started using your Internet since and you did not get any clue about it? Hmm, no wonder my neighbor’s aunt got extra polite to me last month. If you’re unsure about how to change your router’s password then visit this blog post.
8. Rearranging The Wires
Toddlers love playing with the wires. Especially when the router’s all set up is on the floor, it’s icing on the cake for them to play with these ‘useless’ wires. Sometimes, they even cut them off with their teeth. Cute. No. First, make sure to fix every wire through the wall. In any case, if you do not receive Internet, re-plug all the wires into the router and restart it.
9. Upgrading Router’s Software
There may be a case where the user has bought the router from the purchase, which has old software. Since then, the user has been using it. Therefore, after some amount of time, the device’s software needs up-gradation, and hence, this is when one experiences a drop in the speed of their Internet.
10. Switching it on/off Repetitively
Machine’s, unlike humans, have been designed to work like that. They need to stay turned on almost all the time. When we frequently outside of our home and turn our device off, saving the router’s machinery will negatively affect us. Machines are designed to work 24/7. That is what machines are for. Hence, interruption in its mechanism will provide desirable outcomes.
11. Connecting a Massive Number of Devices
On the catalog provided by the specific internet company, it has been written that a certain number of users can use the device. Sometimes, when we invite guests or share our Network’s password with other people, it shrinks internet speed for us. Hence, cut off the unused and non-reliable person’s devices as soon as you can.
12. Change Router’s Antennas
Many routers have internal antennas. Antennas are prepared to send out information perpendicularly. Thus, if you want to send a signal horizontally, antennas need to be vertical. But if you do have the case where antennas have been considered outwardly, try adjusting their location before rebooting your device.
If your router is still in poor condition after all these fixes, try replacing your router’s antennas with a more powerful one. To increase the network area of the router, you could also try using a repeater. It supports the router to spread its signals widely in your home. You could also try updating the router, or getting a new router is also an option. But almost the problem will be with the position of the antenna and routers. So, fix your lazy routers and get back to work. So, before considering buying a new router, try out these free fixes.