How to Get Faster WiFi Speed for your Home or Business
Unlike a few decades ago, WiFi is now seen as more of a necessity than a luxury. We’ve all been there: your favorite Netflix shows buffer just as you approach the episode's ultimate revelation. You’re in the middle of hosting a webinar and you leave your guests in dismay as your server kept freezing. Poor internet connection can wreck your temperament and sever business connections, so I urge you to read on for tips to avoid being abruptly disconnected again.
Get rid of interferences
Some home electronics interfere with your signal. These include your microwave, baby monitor, or wireless telephone. If some of these appliances interfere with your connectivity, it might be time to switch. Cordless phones such as the Panasonic KX-TG6545B uses a 1.9GHz band which prevents it from interfering with 2.4GHz bands. If you want to know which appliances are breaking your connection, you can try and unplug some of your appliance and see how it affects the internet.
Monitor bandwidth hoggers
Some members of our home may be using up more bandwidth than others. It can be someone who frequently streams on Netflix, is regularly on FaceTime, or plays video games all the time. Luckily, some routers have a feature that allows you to manage which applications to prioritize in terms of connectivity. This feature is called the QoS. This setting is embedded on products like the NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1900 Dual-Band Wi-Fi Router.
Upgrade your router
Ensure that your router is at least Dual band. Single band routers only has a 2.4GHz capacity compared to Dual bands which broadcasts both 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequencies. This means that Dual band routers are able to support all of your devices, including older ones that can only sustain 2.4GHz frequencies.
A good router on the market is the Araknis Networks 300 Series Router. For business owners in a commercial setting such as office buildings or shopping malls, this router has a built-in 4 Gigabit switch on the LAN which allows you to connect the router directly to other devices and to switches between the networks. It also features a LAN-LAN Gigabit speed which allows for higher quality video streaming.
Use Wireless Access Points
Wireless Access Points extend the reach of your WiFi. Be it for your home or your business, WAP’s like the Araknis Networks 700 Series Indoor Wireless Access Point is both “discreet and elegant” so you can mount it on your wall or ceiling without compromising style.
There are countless ways your WiFi connection can make or break your day and it’s better to stay connected without any obstructions. We hope this article helps you get better connected online at home or in your business!
Read our previous blogs more tech-savvy tips you can incorporate for your home and/or business!
Till next Tuesday!