If you have been using your existing router for more than three or four, check to make sure it supports 5GHz Wi-Fi signals.
The COVID-19 plague has brought the world to stop forcing employees to work from home and students to attend classes virtually. This, in turn, puts a strain on the home Wi-Fi network we where netizens often grapple with the problem of connectivity.
According to a study conducted by Google, 81% of people said that they had experienced problems with their Wi-Fi at home.
So what is the solution? How do you ensure that you get uninterrupted internet connectivity no matter which house you were in? Well, fortunately, Google seems to have an answer to this question.
Here’s are some tips by Google, that will make your home Wi-Fi even better:
Place your router in your home
Wi-Fi signals get weaker as you move farther from your router. So, if you keep the router near the front door, it is possible that the room farthest from the front door you might not get a signal strong enough for you to attend the conference without a hitch.
“So, if you can, place your router as centrally as possible in your home, even though this may not always be possible depending on where your internet provider carries connections,” Google wrote in a blog post.
Consider the mesh network
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A mesh network, as Google explains is a group of routers that wirelessly communicate with each other to create, connect a single Wi-Fi network. The system allows you to have multiple sources of strong Wi-Fi throughout your home while eliminating the need to rely on one main router. It also provides consistently strong connectivity throughout the home.
Make sure your router is up to date
If you have been using your existing router for more than three or four, check to make sure it supports 5GHz Wi-Fi signals. “Upgrade your router to at least an 802.11ac system so you can also use 5GHz frequencies, which are like the autobahn of Wi-Fi,” Google added.
Always make your network password-protected
One of the easiest ways to ensure that you have consistent network connectivity in your house is by adding a password to your network. “Choose a strong password that’s tough for anyone to guess, but easy for you to remember.”
This would ensure that no one else uses your network and slows it down.
Create a separate Wi-Fi network for guests
If you get a lot of guests, chances are you’ve handed out your Wi-Fi password to a lot of people. Setting up a guest network creates a second Wi-Fi network in your home so your guests can have a great experience while your own devices stay secure and private.