Have you ever come home, expecting to be able to sit back, relax and watch your favourite YouTube videos, only to see them buffering the whole time? There’s hardly anything more frustrating than slow internet and sometimes that is due to your Wi-Fi. Thankfully, there are many ways to improve your wireless connection, so you can enjoy your downtime online!
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Ways to improve your Wi-Fi
- Use a cable
A wireless internet connection is always unreliable because there’s always something that may block your device from directly connecting to the router. Something as simple as a chair or even a person standing between your device and your router can cause serious disruption. So for our PC users here, we can only recommend using an Ethernet cable, so you can have direct and full access to your internet connection. To do this, you’ll need to move your router closer to your computer and connect it to your PC or laptop.
- Don’t be too close to the TV
Electronics don’t always get along with each other. In every electronic device, there are antennas that are needed to connect to the outer world. These antennas, along with the hundreds of other electrical parts in a television, can blog your router from emitting full wireless connectivity. So try moving your router further away from your TV so that your connection isn’t disrupted!
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- Optimally place your router
Sometimes you realize that your Wi-Fi hates you and loves your sibling because they have a strong signal in their room, while you find yourself struggling to scroll through Instagram in your room. To make it fairer, consider relocating your router so that your Wi-Fi is equally as strong in every single room. It’s only fair, right? Just have fun trying to convince your sibling!
- Extra gadgets
There are hundreds of gadgets out there that can improve your waning Wi-Fi connection. One of the best ones is a “repeater” or a “Wi-Fi booster”, which absorbs your router’s connection and sends out a stronger signal out to almost every corner of the house. This is a great way to split your connection in a large house!
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Do you have any tips about how to improve your Wi-Fi connection? Let us know in the comments below.