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The surprising way you can speed up your home Wi-Fi

Jun 29, 2020Blog

When everyone in a household is connecting to the same Wi-Fi network, things really slow down. Congestion and a weak signal are the two culprits to slow home Wi-Fi.

If this sounds like your situation, there are things you can do to speed things up again. And, you might be surprised at how easy they are to do.

 

The surprisingly easy way that you can boost your Wi-Fi speed at home

There are three easy things that you can do to boost your Wi-Fi speed:

1. Check your router and its placement

Sometimes the issue is your router. Not the device itself, but where it is located versus where you are located. Make sure it’s central to all devices. Make sure it isn’t blocked by think walls, on the floor or near other appliances like the microwave.

A clear connection can help speed things up.

2. Avoid crowding your internet

This one is a little tough. Especially when most of us are stuck working at home, completing online school and entertaining ourselves all under one roof. Things like video calls, streaming Netflix, online gaming and online classes all happening at once is a recipe for slow Wi-Fi.

If you are able, try scheduling when you and your housemates are connecting to the internet. This can help reduce congestion and speed up your home Wi-Fi.

3. Use MoCA Network Adapters

Sometimes wireless internet just doesn’t cut it. Especially with so many people trying to connect to one home network. That’s where MoCA technology can help.

MoCA network adapters are a wired solution to resolve Wi-Fi speed issues. If you are not familiar with these adapters, check out Actiontec’s Complete Guide to MoCA to learn more about MoCA Network Adapters and how MoCA technology it works.

MoCA, or Multimedia Over Coax Alliance, means that these adapters use the coaxial wiring in your home to create a wired connection that performs well. As a result, MoCA gives you stable, reliable connection and higher Wi-Fi speeds.

This might sound complicated, but it’s easy to get and set up! All you need is the MoCA adapter kit, including two adapters.

Then, plug one adapter into the outlet near your router and the other near the device you are using. With an Ethernet cable, you can make the solid connection.

If your home doesn’t have coaxial wiring, that’s okay! Powerline network adapters can get you the same results using the legacy wiring that is surely in your home.

With these three easy steps, you can boost your home Wi-Fi speed. No more buffering TV shows, lagging video calls, or missed online classes.

By simply using MoCA Network Adapters or MoCA WiFi Extenders, you can make your home network much more reliable and get speeds of up to 1 Gbps*.

Want more tips like this? Visit Actiontec’s Industry Articles or the Actiontec blog.

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