Even if we have the latest generation ADSL or Fiber subscription, Wi Fi creates problems for us. The signal seems weak to us in some rooms and we are unable to watch our movie in streaming in peace. It doesn’t seem possible to us, given all the money we pay for the subscription. Here, today we will see what can interfere with the Wi Fi signal and how to fix it.
The evolution of Wi Fi speed
In recent years, this technology has made great strides. The speed of wireless networks has now come close to matching that of the Ethernet cable. Going from a few Mb / s up to 1Gb / s. Something that seemed impossible until a few years ago and today we are even on Wi Fi 6.
Few people know that these 3 reasons could be the cause of slow Wi Fi
But even if we have everything we need to make our Wi Fi network travel to the maximum, we can’t do it and we don’t understand what the reason may be. In theory, in fact, we should be able to see a video in 4K without problems, instead the streaming continues to freeze and restart not giving us peace.
The first thing is the location of the router
It sounds incredible but in terms of performance it matters. Usually this is where the ADSL or fiber optic cable arrives. It is hardly moved to other points that would require very long cables to connect. Even if it’s not in the most ideal position, we can use a few tricks. Let’s not close it in any cabinet, because it could cause problems with the signal. Let’s place it in a high point of the room, because the Wi Fi waves spread better downwards.
Too many devices connected
We all have a smart home now. Television, sound system, cameras, voice assistants. The problem is that they may be using the same channel as the Wi Fi router, overloading it and creating interference. Newer devices warn us of the problem, telling us to change the channel from 2.4 GHz to 5 GHz. Let’s not forget to do this if we want better performance.
Finally, the last reason is directly related to the previous one. Routers or devices are now old or obsolete. So they can’t handle the new protocols and just create signal problems.
So, here few people know that these 3 reasons could be the cause of slow Wi Fi. We always check the router settings and remember to check the microwave. This appliance, in fact, could interfere with the signal, we have already talked about it in a previous article: “Hard to believe but that’s right, the Wi Fi signal does not work at its best if we have this appliance in operation”
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