We wanted to provide you with this series of tips on how to improve the quality of your home Wi-Fi, and improve signal reception on any type of device and prioritize the speed of Internet access for specific tasks.
By increasing the quality of the Wi-Fi signal, you will be able to improve the reception of your devices in those areas where you often have problems, increasing the range of actions.
As a result of instant communication, you should find that web pages load faster, that YouTube or Netflix are spreading well and that downloads are faster.
The following tips we've put together, will help you make sure that all family members can enjoy the broad band of your home, regardless of which app is used and their location in the Wi-Fi range.
Check the speed
How fast is your connection? There are various tools online it is free to test the connection speed of your router that is compatible with your communications provider or operator.
But the most accurate way to get the problem view over Wi-Fi is to try with your Mac connected directly to your router with a cord, and follow the same process over Wi-Fi.
If there is no significant difference in speed, then you will be clear that the problem is in your broadband connection, because the cable, speed offered should be much higher than what is achieved over Wi-Fi.
Now, with a new wave of MacBook devices, your laptop may no longer have an Ethernet port, so you can test the wireless connection over Wi-Fi.
If so, you can run a test of two different rooms in your home, such as the living room and the room where you usually use your Mac. If there is a difference in speed, there may be something that causes the crash.
If after doing a speed test, you realize that the calculations are not what your operator promised, contact the provider and ask for help, as you may have some ambiguity in your system leading to a speed drop.
Use it Speedtest.net speed monitoring, but any other tool will help you. Great managers often give their own, though it is not something we would recommend, because it can sometimes lead to mistakes.
Before you move on to the next step, I tell you that most advanced routers have specific tools and functions for testing these types of scenarios. Access your router management and make sure everything is as it should be.
Restart your router
We know that "resetting" a device is the first step that will ask you to make yourself an IT system expert or administrator. Not a little, because it can solve the speed problem when trying to use another free connectivity channel.
If you live in a residential building, you may have surroundings that have home Wi-Fi networks competing to provide the best signal through the same channel using your router.
The easiest way to solve this problem is to restart the router by unplugging it out, wait about one minute, then reconnect it. The router will look for a better position or a more inaccessible band to pull off the Wi-Fi signal.
How to find and eliminate Wi-Fi blackheads
Although we may not know this, it is possible that in your home there are some things that affect the power of the Wi-Fi signal. We will see below, which greatly affects signal quality.
A good start is to eliminate these shadow points or dark spots, where the signal is reduced, to download the heat recovery mapping system, as the case may be. Wifi SweetSport for iPhone.
After installing the program, open it on your mobile phone and navigate the rooms in your home. With this you will be exploring which areas are blocked by good Wi-Fi connection and are considered dark areas due to signal hiding.
Change the location of your router
Imagine that the new room you have chosen to use and set up your small desk, is the hottest Wi-Fi sign in the house. What can I do about it? Will you need to change strategies? Not if you follow our advice.
Move your site router whenever possible, depending on the location of the fiber cable for your connection. Lines usually connect to the telephone cord, which is usually at the door of the house, or in the living room, depending on the installation made by your supervisor.
In the case of a two-story staircase, Wi-Fi signals go better from top to bottom, but maybe if so, you still have another Mesh network equipment solution to amplify the signal between them
If the router is near an outside wall, or, close to the area near the climbing tower, you may be inclined to move it to avoid interference.
To the best of your ability, try to eliminate any issues or issues that hinder communication. Do not place the router under a blanket, or near a window, as it will send a signal to that point, instead of spreading it around the house.
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If the router has external horns, try changing its position. Ideally, they are better off pointing. Wi-Fi signals are better displayed later and lower, compared to the fact of doing that up.
Remove unwanted devices
Find out which other devices are using your Wi-Fi signal and try to eliminate those for some reason that are no longer part of your natural system. You may have to communicate with them by accessing your router management via a web browser.
The most advanced models already offer a mobile app that will allow you to test it from your iPhone. Alternatively, you will need to switch to doing so by entering a string of type 192.168.XXX.XXX as the URL. You will find it on the label of your router.
Once you are connected to it with an administrator password, you should be able to check how many devices and items are connected to your router. You can also see that they use a 2.4 GHz frequency band, or a 5 GHz band and are connected to the channels.
If there are many connected, you can try to balance the load so that some use the frequency band, others use the other. Ideally, disconnect all those who no longer use or don't know who to point to.
Update your router firmware
Since you are under management of your router, it may be a good time to look at the latest update published by your router manufacturer. This may be done automatically, but if not, press the update.
Not only will it allow you to embrace the new technology and the right insects, but it's also a very important safety measure, because manufacturers tend to focus on the most part firmware update in repairing safety holes or related defects.
Switch to 5 GHz band
If your router can work both in the 2.4 GHz band, and in the 5 GHz band, your Mac address can change to a 5 GHz frequency. If your MacBook was on the list of devices connected to the 2.5 GHz bandwidth system, it wouldn't be hard to change the band.
Most home and digital devices are connected to this 2.4 GHz frequency band, because the frequency is very supportive. This results in a greater degree of connectivity and associated appearance of disturbance.
Switching to 5 GHz would mean improving communication. It is possible that 5 GHz will give you faster speeds, however, than is thought. And a 2.4 GHz frequency might be better if you have a wider wall in your home, because the 5GHz wavelengths are less accurate on the input walls.
Unfortunately, it's not easy to force your Mac to convert the 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi band to 5 GHz for 5. However, if this is what you want to do, follow these steps:
- For the advanced configuration of & # 39; Hub Manager & # 39 ;, split the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands and give different names. (Note that this may cause some of your home devices to lose connection.)
- On your Mac, go to & # 39; System Options> Network> Advanced & move the 5 GHz network up, being the first option your Mac connects to.
Switch channel to frequency band itself
If you find that there are many nearby networks using the same channel, you can speed things up by switching to a more crowded channel.
Apple makes it easy to see what other nearby networks are transmitting. To find out which group your neighbors are using, follow these steps:
- Press & hold the & # 39; Option / Alt & # 39; key while clicking the Wi-Fi icon in the menu on the right side of your screen.
- Turn on the wifi option Wi-Fi Diagnostic & # 39 ;.
- From the menu at the top of the screen, select & # 39; Windows> Scan & # 39;
- This will tell you how many features are connected to your network using the 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz frequencies, as well as the best frequency per channel.
You should also be able to say which channel you are using. To see which of your network channels is active, scroll right. See if nearby Wi-Fi networks use the same channel. You will also see a recommendation for what might be the best channel for each group.
You can try switching channels by setting up your router and moving on, because by doing this the device automatically seeks an option with great power. If something doesn't change, try scanning again software from the router host.
Change your router to a new one
If you find that there are many wireless networks around you that use a 2.4 GHz band and have an old router, then perhaps the best solution is to find a new way with advanced management options and that supports new technologies like Mesh.
All routers use a standard known as 802.11. The previous specification called 802.11g still wins, but it works a lot less than the current 802.11n and 802.11ac. In fact, the most recent is wifi 6 with speeds of up to 6.6 Gbps.
One of the features that comes with 802.11ac is the Multi-User-Multiple Input-Multiple Output (MU-MIMO), which means you can send and receive multiple data streams simultaneously across multiple devices without wasting bandwidth.
These routers are also able to optimize the Wi-Fi signal for certain services, allowing you to prioritize what traffic you like most, such as IP voice communication, to broadcast video games, or games.
Another reason to get an 802.11ax router is if you do a lot of routing. Right now, that's for services like Netflix or similar, where 802.11ax is better for relaxing latency or buffering video.
Before getting an 802.11ax compatible router, make sure your Mac supports it. Go to the Apple Apple menu> About this Mac> System Report> Wi-Fi & # 39 ;. Find the PHY criteria used: 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac.
Also, don't rush to buy a new router without having to consult your ISP and request an update. You may be taking time out for it and that the company has given you an option that you can use to take advantage of another advanced model.
There are products like AVM that offer integrated solutions. It's a model system Fritz! Mesh Set made with Fritz! Box 7530 router and Repeater 1200 wireless reporter, which takes advantage of Mesh technology to extend Wi-Fi range and connectivity.
Expand your Wi-Fi network
If your wifi is limited by factors such as the presence of thick walls (a common problem in older houses) or having an oversized house, you can always benefit from the use of wifi exters or duplicates.
Alternatively, if your wifi suffers from excessive device connectivity, check if it is possible to reduce the value by using additional accessories (PLC devices) to improve Ethernet cable connectivity.
First, Wi-Fi extensions can take wireless signal and amplify it. Last year, Mesh devices gained strength because of their simplicity when launching them. With the push of a button you can communicate, in addition to doing so through the router itself.
The problems that can be seen in the Wi-Fi add-on are the signal degradation and the fact that when a freight forwarder is placed in the wrong place, it emits a weak signal without using its power.
One option here is to bet on Powerline adapters. Powerline adapters can create a home network through the power of your home. Simply connect the Powerline adapter to the power outlet and to one of the router's Ethernet ports.
You can connect a second PLC anywhere in the house near the power outlet, where it will disconnect the network from your router. If PLC has Wi-Fi built-in, you can send a new network wherever it is installed.
For Ethernet port, these PLC devices are ideal for bedrooms or living rooms where you usually have a video game console, a PC computer, or a video decoder that transmits video streaming.
Share the connection from your iPhone
One final suggestion when things go wrong is to share the 4G connectivity of your iPhone or iPad. We have a complete guide that can work how to set up an iPhone as a wifi hotspot.
Remember that if you use it often, it can affect the sharing of information you have signed with your contract with your operator. Therefore, we suggest you reset your iPhone's mobile data recorder in & # 39; Settings> data & # 39;