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9 Easy Ways to Improve Your Wi-Fi at Home.

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Living in the digital age where information is given and received at a fast pace, reliable internet is vital. As a blogger I know only too well the importance of a good, reliable and fast connection. But we've all been there! You're feeling inspired and need to sit down to allow that inspiration to flow through your writing, but you have to wait. And wait. And wait and WAIT. All of a sudden the endless buffering begins. 


It's frustrating when your network slows down but there are a few tricks you can use to boost your Wi-Fi signal. There are some things you can do with everyday objects around your home to make the most of that connection and relieve some of the frustration and stress.

Don't Hide Your Router

Let's face it routers are ugly little things and stick out like a sore thumb. I know seeing that little black box on top of my sideboard is so unappealing. If we're honest most of us try and hide them, but by placing the router in a closet or cabinet makes your connection SLOWWW. Believe it or not walls and doors can also affect the speed of your connection too.

By finding a secure and central location in your home can work wonders. But remember to try and keep your router high up on either a table or unit as this can really benefit in getting a fast and stable connection. We have tried all kinds of places for our router but it works best in our bedroom on our bedside unit away from windows and other electronic devices. 

Disconnect Unused Electronics From The Network. 

If you have multiple computers, phones, tablets, printers, TVs, and other accessories using your wireless network at once, you might be slowing down your wireless network. So go through all your electronics and turn them them off or disconnect the devices you aren't using to improve network speeds. 

Keep The Router Away From Other Electronics.

Believe it or not Wi-Fi signals may experience interference when placed near the TV, computer, or other electronic devices. So it's best to try and keep your router away from such devices for a better signal strength. Keep them high and off the floor too. 

Update Your Router's Firmware.

Updating your router firmware can help improve connectivity and keep your router secure. It is always recommended to install the latest available updates to keep your network safe and efficient. Every router is different, but there's usually a somewhat similar process for upgrading the router’s firmware. Check your router manufacturer’s website for a user manual that includes specific instructions for your make and model.

Change The Wireless Channel or Frequency Band.

If it’s not possible to position your Wi-Fi router away from potential sources of interference, then consider changing its wi-fi channel to one that’s less busy. It isn't quite as simple as changing channel on your TV but you can change the channel your router uses for Wi-Fi in order to avoid interference from neighbouring networks.

Boost Your Wi-Fi Range. 

The humble router can only cast the Wi-Fi so far. For those who live in big houses, or houses with thick walls, receiving signal in all corners of your home can be problematic. By boosting or amplifying existing signals will enables all wireless devices within that expanded coverage space to connect to internet or similar wireless network.

There are areas in your home that don't get a Wi-Fi signal, you may have a dead spot, you're out of reach of your router, or perhaps an architectural feature in your home is preventing the signal from getting through. If there are places in your house, where you can’t get any a good signal, then a Wi-Fi network booster will help extend your current Wi-Fi network ensuring that the connection reaches all corners of your home and eliminate those dead spots.

As a blogger being connected is vital for writing content, uploading photos to sending pitches to companies and connecting with followers on social media. So a fast, reliable connection is essential. JL Audio Visuals offer a wide range of solutions to ensure that you get the stable and reliable connection that so many of us want to achieve - no matter what the size of the problem. 

Reboot Regularly 

With most new routers there is usually no need for them to be rebooted regularly. However, if you connection drops out all the time, then rebooting your router is often all it takes to get you back up and running. In general, it's a great idea to reboot every couple of months. 

A router reboot can fix some connectivity issues, from no connectivity to slow wireless connections, and should be one of your first steps you take when trying to improve connection. Not only that, it's also a good security practice to reboot the router every once in a while

Remember To Switch Off 

Most networks are under demand at the moment because of the pandemic with more families online together during the day. But remember switching off can also be beneficial to families too. You  can always making adjustments to bandwidths or figure of what time of day you're over consuming and make the relevant changes. So if you have children at home while you’re working, ask them to sit together to watch a video on one screen rather than having each in their own room consuming massive amounts of bandwidth. 

Upgrade Your Internet Plan

We have just recently changed our internet provider and honestly, they are awful. We have had nothing but issues with our connection right from the beginning. From our telephones wires getting cut, new routers, to corroded wires and consistent dropping in and out. It has been a bit of a nightmare. Their solution? Allowing us to get out of their contract for free! It just shows that some providers just don't want to get to the bottom of a problem. 

Unless you upgrade your service, the default plan you started with remains the one you’re subscribed to, so it’s worth checking with your provider. Just make sure to upgrade your router and cable modem at the same time. So depending on your situation you can either adjust your plan or perhaps consider changing your provider. 

It can be so frustrating when your network slows down but there are a few tricks you can use to boost your Wi-Fi signal. Believe it or not by doing these simple steps to help. Every household strives for a good, reliable connection and by carrying these simple steps to help boost your Wi-Fi is normally all it takes to get the most out of your connection. 

Do you know anymore way that can help improve your Wi-Fi at home?
8 comments on "9 Easy Ways to Improve Your Wi-Fi at Home."
  1. This is brilliant advice. We’ve been struggling with ours in certain points of the house recently, it’s a big old house though. We bought a booster which just zapped it from other devices!

    I’m going to try some of these tips out when I get home x

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  2. Good tips here! I find if we reboot our router at least once as week things carry on working just as they should be!

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  3. We often have issues with our WiFi, I have to admit I always leave my husband to deal with it. We are thinking of upgarding soon.

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  4. My hubby is the complete expert on this as works in IT! Some good tips though thanks :-)

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  5. These are really useful tips. I didn't normally have a clue what to do with anything electrical. It helps to have these to check and see if I can improve my wifi at home.

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  6. This is so helpful! Sometimes I can really struggle to get a decent signal from my WiFi!

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  7. Brilliant post and we will deffo be trying a few of these out for sure...thank you x

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  8. Some great tips. We love in an old house with very thick walls so have to boosters to get the signal to reach every room. We've got BT Infinity and I'm very happy with it as it even reaches the loft above our garage.

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