Ten Free Ways of Improving Your Wi-Fi Internet Connection, for Better Streaming

By: The BitMar Team.

According to How-To Geek, here are ten tips, to help improve your Wi-Fi experience, without spending a dime; and other, bonus tips – for those with a larger budget:

1. Relocate Your Router:

Move your Wi-Fi router to a more central location, in your home. The signal from your router radiates out, in roughly a donut shape. Half of that shape is usually outside your home – if your router is parked against an outside wall. Moving your router to a central location will provide better coverage.

2. Place Your Router on a High Place:

Moving the router to a higher place can improve your Wi-Fi experience. Most of the things that block your Wi-Fi signal, inside your home, are usually placed between the floor, and about four-to-five feet of height. Therefore, raising the router – to a higher place – can ensure that the signal is not absorbed by furniture.

3. Relocate Any Wi-Fi-blocking Decorations, and/or Furniture:

Furniture, mirrors, and metal wall sculptures, can all interfere with your Wi-Fi signal. Try moving any decorations, that could be blocking your signal.

4. Start Using Ethernet – Instead of Wi-Fi:

Your Wi-Fi router may be easily-overloaded, if you have many high-demand devices, running simultaneously. If so, one solution to this, may be: using Ethernet cables (with devices that support it.) This would help to alleviate the situation, by freeing up Wi-Fi resources.

5. Enable Quality of Service (QoS) Rules:

Quality of Service (QoS) rules can help, whenever a particular activity may be responsible for hogging most of your bandwidth. You can instruct your router to favor certain activities, and/or to prioritize some devices over others. You may need to refer to your owner's manual.

6. Update Your Firmware:

Always stay on top of router firmware updates, to ensure that your router is not vulnerable to known security exploits.

7. Disable Legacy Data Rates:

If you have older Wi-Fi devices, they may be using up bandwidth that you could use for newer devices. Disabling legacy data rates can free up that bandwidth.

8. Change Your Wi-Fi Channel:

Your home Wi-Fi signal can become crowded, if your neighbors are using the same Wi-Fi channel as you. Changing your Wi-Fi channel can improve your experience.

9. Use a Wi-Fi Analyzer:

Many Wi-Fi analyzer apps can help you identify which channels are crowded in your area, and which channels are free—allowing you to switch to a less-crowded channel.

10. Check Your Wi-Fi Antennas:

Check your Wi-Fi antennas; to make sure that they are tight, and pointing in the right direction. Loose, or improperly-positioned antennas, can reduce the quality of your Wi-Fi signal.

Bonus Tips:

11. Invest in a Mesh Wi-Fi System:

A mesh Wi-Fi system may be more expensive, than a regular Wi-Fi router, but it can provide much-better coverage, throughout your home.

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