How to Boost Your WiFi

Jan 20, 2020Blog

If your WiFi is slow or experiencing other issues, you might need to give your WiFi signal or network a boost. Often times, these issues are due to a bad WiFi signal. Boosting your WiFi signal to a good signal will help enhance your internet’s overall performance.

What is a WiFi signal?

Your router emits a WiFi signal, which is what allows you to connect your device to the internet to send documents, videos, images, photos, or play online games. When you have a strong WiFi signal, you can do all of these things at fast speeds. But if you WiFi signal is weak, then you do not get the fast speeds that you love, or sometimes no connection at all.

Why you should boost your WiFi signal

A weak or non-existent WiFi signal means that you cannot connect to your internet like you want to. If you are able to connect on your weak signal, download, upload and browsing speeds will be slow. This is why you should boost your WiFi signal, to avoid the inconvenience of slow or dropped internet.

How to boost your WiFi signal

Boosting your WiFi signal can be done in a few ways. If your internet is working at a snail’s pace, here are some tips that you can follow to boost your WiFi:

  1. Place your router in a central location
    If your router is far away from where you are using your devices, you are not likely to get any internet connection, especially if you WiFi signal is weak. Try moving your router to a central location in your home to optimize its performance.
  2. Check your network frequency
    Look to your WiFi network management platform or administrator to make sure that your network is configured for optimal performance. Also look to see if your router comes with dual band, which allows you to switch from the common 2.4GHz band to the 5GHz band. This can help boost speeds and performance while reducing interferences you may encounter.
  3. Upgrade your router
    Is your router outdated? If it is not from your internet service provider (ISP) and it’s more than two or three years old, then it is outdated. Running old hardware will only make your WiFi performance suffer. If you want to boost your WiFi signal, you have to invest in a new router.
  4. Invest in WiFi extenders
    Lastly, you can boost your WiFi signal by investing in WiFi extenders. These devices help stretch the reach of your WiFi signal to every corner of your home. WiFi extenders can use the existing coax cabling in your home to create a fast and reliable home network.

Following these boosting tips should help you out. Overall, giving your WiFi network a boost is a common practice. It should be done to make sure that your WiFi performance is always at its peak and working for you, not against you.

Find out more tips and tricks to boosting your WiFi network by following the Actiontec blog. For more information and research about what’s happening in the industry, check out Actiontec’s Industry Articles.

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