There are many ways to improve your Wi-Fi connection First and foremost, it is fundamental to take into consideration that the strength of a Wi-Fi signal can depend on many factors; the quality of the router, the speed of the connection, the number of SSIDs, the location of your AP, etc.
Presently, Wi-Fi users are becoming more informed on how to improve their Wi-Fi connection while avoiding unnecessary troubleshooting and time-consuming blackouts. In order to avoid having WiFi mishaps, we recommend that you rule out the most common causes of connection interferences before taking more drastic measures.
Below are some the top 3 most common problems causing interferences, and quick and easy solutions for them, that in turn, may strengthen your WiFi signal.
Remove signal blockers:
Any obstacles between your access point and your devices could be the potential obstacle depleting your Wi-Fi signal. Keep in mind that structures like walls, doors and pipelines are often the most common stumbling block that impedes the signal from propagating. A signal’s radio waves can be intersected by standard construction materials, such as concrete, brick, stone, insulation foam, etc.
Electric and electronic devices emitting radio waves can also be the root of some of your connection problems. Common household devices, like the microwave and the refrigerator, regularly interfere with your WiFi signal. To address this issue, place your router in a central location, away from walls, appliances, and other obstructions.
Locate your router in the perfect spot:
In order for the Wi-Fi connection to flow smoothly, there are a few things you should aware of when deploying a network. For starters, it is crucial that you find the best location for your router where it can get the best possible coverage. Make sure it’s free of obstacles that may deplete or block the Wi-Fi signal from reaching your devices. To determine the best location, we advise that you keep moving around your router until you find the perfect spot where the signal is the strongest.
Controlling the bandwidth in applications:
First and foremost, we advise that you calculate the amount of Wi-Fi bandwidth you will need to succesfully run applications on your network. This number depends on how many devices are connected simultaneously and what services will be used most.
By limiting the amount of bandwidth that applications consume, the network administrator can avoid having one person’s bandwidth-hogging application slow down the internet connection for everybody else. Respectively, the administrator can give bandwidth priority to more commonly used applications, like video chat, music, and video streaming, over more niche applications like online games. Regardless of what applications are being used by others in the network, everyone can have access to a fast and stable connection.
Although this last solution may require a little more technical knowledge than the previous ones, not to worry, we have a solution for this too – see how to control bandwidth for your cloud-based wi-fi network
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