WiFi Woes? 8 ways to improve spotty internet connection

WiFi Woes? 8 ways to improve spotty internet connection

Published: Aug 29, 2021

Unreliable Wi-Fi is frustrating; here are some things you can do to improve your connectivity.

#1 Keep your router in a central spot

For even coverage throughout your home, place your router at a central location.

#2 Place your router in an open area, apart from other electronics

Electronics like your TV, computer or radio might interfere with the Wi-Fi signal. And let your router be free: avoid placing it in a cupboard or enclosed space.

#3 Point your antenna

If your router has one antenna, point it vertically. This position emits horizontal Wi-Fi signals. For a router with two antennas, point one vertically and the other horizontally for fuller coverage.

#4 Buy a booster to extend your Wi-Fi range

Consider getting a Wi-Fi booster or extender to increase your Wi-Fi range and eliminate dead zones.

#5 Password protect your Wi-Fi

Stop Wi-Fi leeches by setting a password for your Wi-Fi via your router’s admin page.

#6 Update your router firmware

Check for software updates on the router admin page. Buggy or outdated software can impact Wi-Fi performance.

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