With the beginning of a global pandemic in April 2020 began the digital era, where all you want to do, or should I say, can do, is sit in front of an electronic device and communicate with the rest of the world. We have become highly dependent on technology for almost everything we do. Be it work-from-home, or your school assignments, your coaching classes, or even binge-watching web series, our world has been revolving around our devices and router since. It seems as though; our survival without digital devices and a good Internet is nearly impossible.
The advent of good internet connections also marked the beginning of a new problem- a not too good bandwidth of your router. Even if you have a gigabit fiber mainlined to your router, there is no such thing as ‘too much bandwidth,’ and everyone could use some help in improving it. As is widely said, “there is always some scope for improvement”; the same goes for your Wi-Fi routers. This website brings forth a few highly effective and simple measures you can take to enjoy unlimited Wi-Fi from the very comfort of your home. If you liked reading this article, we have more in store for you. Do pay us a visit!
Best Places To Place Your Router
- On a mantle in the living room
- On a table placed in the center of your home
- Any central and prominent place in your home
Worst Places To Place Your Router
- In a closet
- In a drawer
- In the corner your house
- Near the kitchen where the electromagnetic waves from other devices can interfere with the Wi-Fi signals
- Change The Channel or Band
Wi-Fi signals are divided into various channels. Usually, the main cause for a lower bandwidth is too much interference in the channel that your router is using. This can happen when your router and your neighbors’ router are connected to the same track. To troubleshoot this problem, you can change the channel your router is connected to, which is different for every router but is a highly convenient measure in the long run. Since most of the routers are limited to 2.4GHz, changing to channels 1,6 or 11 can improve the Internet speed of your device.
- Use a Wi-Fi Extender
If changing your router’s settings seems to be too risky of a task, using a Wi-Fi extender can be of immense help. Wi-Fi extenders connect to the wireless Internet getting beamed out by your routers and extend it further. They can be placed easily into a wall socket. Even though the extended signals are not as strong as the direct signals from your router, the right placement would do just the thing. Also, to improve the efficiency of extenders, you can use them to connect devices that require a lower bandwidth.
- Use Power line Devices.
Digital signals can transmit through electrical wiring, and powerline networking kits can help you achieve just that. All you have to do is connect a power line plug to your router and another plugin to any other room of your house. This can help in providing a wired or wireless connection in that room. Even though this might lead to a decrease in speed, it is a simple and effective method.
- Reset Your Router
This may sound simple, but sometimes, resetting your router can significantly increase your router’s bandwidth. Similar to how resetting other devices can solve many issues, rebooting your router can troubleshoot many problems and increase Internet speed.
- Move Your Router
Yes, moving your router physically can and would troubleshoot most of your problems and improve the bandwidth. Your router should be placed close to the devices that require a higher bandwidth- your laptop, consoles, and so on. Setting your router in the corner, a closet, or a drawer, might sound convenient but would be an issue moving forward. Try to place your router in a more central and prominent place instead of hiding it in the corner. Moreover, try to set your router away from devices that use electromagnetic waves- such as baby monitors or microwaves.
To make the most out of these measures, make sure to analyze which of these steps would be best suited for you and the router. Sometimes, bad Internet has nothing to do with your router’s placement or channel- the ISP is at fault. In such a situation, having tried all of these measures, if Internet speed in your home is still quite low, changing your Internet service provider would be the best possible measure to take. You can also upgrade your Wi-Fi router to a better one and enjoy better Internet speeds, or should I say, unlimited Internet, at your home.