How to make Wi-Fi more powerful
Having a bad or slow Wi-Fi signal can be hopeless.
When we contract a Wi-Fi Internet plan for our home or office, not only the speed of the plan is important, but other factors that we usually do not take into account and that, in many cases, can be the cause of the problem with your signal.
A for a fast and powerful signal
Yes, we can’t deny that the speed of your Wi-Fi is important, especially if you consume 4K streaming video platforms, play online or download large files. However, this is not the only factor we need to take into account.
You’ve probably noticed how the Wi-Fi icon bars appear full on the screen of your devices, and yet the signal you receive is still poor. This is because the bars indicate the status of the network, but not how the network is functioning.
Check the router
The first indication that something is wrong with your Wi-Fi are the light signals found on this device: make sure they are on and shown in green. If one is turned off or red it could mean that this is precisely the main cause of the inconvenience.
As a second step, you must locate the router in an area that allows wireless signal waves to propagate effectively through your home or office. Try to place it in high areas and free of physical obstacles.
It is also recommended that you place the router away from other electronic devices, particularly those that emit electromagnetic waves (such as microwaves or some telephones).
Furniture or doors made of wood and related materials don’t represent a major obstacle to the propagation of the waves of your Wi-Fi, so don’t break your head trying to position your router in impossible places.
Walls and signal blocking
The walls (especially if they are very thick or have some kind of metal), can also become an obstacle to overcome.
A good option is to adapt network extenders, an action that is neither expensive nor complicated (you only have to connect them to an electrical outlet). With them, the range of wireless waves will reach your devices more effectively.
Today, more and more electronic devices are connected to the Internet. The more devices that are working through your network, the greater the congestion that occurs in it and the worse the result in terms of the power of your Internet connection.
With the following app you will be able to determine the intensity of the connections and the channels in which the waves travel, which will be very useful when evaluating and repairing the problems in your signal.
Speed gauges and their values
Our last advice would be to measure speed and know how to interpret the numbers that appear. With Speedtest you will be able to measure the speed of your Internet, either in its web version or in its app for Android.
In these evaluations you will find three variables: ping, loading speed and download speed.
The ping is the time it takes to react to your connection when your device makes a request on the Internet, so a lower value indicates a better performance.
The upload speed is the time it takes for data from your device to upload to the server; and the download speed is the opposite, that is, the time it takes for data from the server to download to your devices. The last two values are measured in Mbps, and the higher they are, the better.
Well, it’s a good idea to recommend that you have a Wi-Fi password that is secure enough so that your neighbors can’t catch it. What did you think of these tips? Are you satisfied with your Internet speed?