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3 Things to Try When You Are Experiencing Slow WiFi Speeds

Dec 23, 2019

Is there anything more annoying than slow WiFi? Maybe, but you might struggle to think of something else right away. If your WiFi speeds are super slow or your connection is seemingly nonexistent, there are a few things that could be happening.

  1. Your router could be blocked with obstacles.
  2. Your WiFi signal strength is weak.
  3. Your internet service provider (ISP) isn’t providing the exact speeds you are paying for.

Each of these hinderances can be pretty simple to fix, you just have to know what to do. Here are somethings that you can try:

Remove any obstacles

If your router is far away from your devices or blocked by thick cement walls, your WiFi speed and connection is going to suffer. Try moving your router to a more central location in your space to fix the issue. Sometimes, it is as simple as that.

Boost your WiFi signal strength

If your WiFi is suddenly crawling, you should check your WiFi signal strength. Your WiFi signal strength determines whether or not you will have a reliable internet connection.  WiFi signals and WiFi speeds rely on one another, so when one suffers, they both suffer. Make sure that your signal is strong so that you don’t have to deal with slow WiFi or a lost connection.

Run a WiFi speed test

If the WiFi speed in your home is noticeably slow, then you already know there is a problem. But if you notice a slight dip in speed, you might want to check you WiFi speed to see if you have a problem truly worth worrying about. You can do this by running a speed test. We wrote a whole article about how to check your WiFi speeds with a WiFi speed test for you to check out.

It is important to try to know your true WiFi speeds. Not only will knowing your true speeds give you a benchmark for the future, but it will help you determine if your ISP is untrustworthy, or if there are interferences that you can help control or get rid of.

Bonus tip: Manage your WiFi network

Figuring out what your WiFi speed is and why you are suddenly experience slow WiFi speeds can be confusing and a bit overwhelming. That’s why you need a WiFi network management system to take the load off of your shoulders. We recommend a system like Optim, which is expertly designed to keep everything secure and in order. (Which means peak performance and fast WiFi all of the time.)

Optim is a WiFi network management system that does the hard work for you. By using an expert management system like Optim, you will know right away if there are any WiFi connection or speed issues. Since the platform can expertly manage and diagnose problems, you (or with help from a professional) can troubleshoot the issue right away.

OptimTM Managed Wi-Fi solution is available through reputable Service Providers.  You can learn more about home networking and Wi-Fi speeds with Actiontec’s Complete Guide to WiFi Networking. For the latest news in technology, check out Actiontec’s blog

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