- September 2, 2015
- Posted by: gpiliczky
- Category: Networking and Internet
Today wireless internet is accessible from just about anywhere. Many people have wireless internet services in the home but have varying degrees of success connecting to it. Getting the best out of your wireless internet connection can be a challenge and in most cases the problem isn’t the equipment, it’s the surrounding environment.
Here are 5 things you can do to improve your wireless connectivity to get the most out of your home internet connection.
1. Keep your Wireless Modem-Router away from other Signal-Emitters
Keep your Wireless Modem-Router at least 2 meters away from other signal-emitters such as Cordless Phones and Baby Monitors as these typically operate on 2.4GHz or 5GHz. Microwaves are another common emitter that can create connectivity issues.
TIP: Many Cordless phones have a switch beneath them you can adjust to change channels. If you are having problems try adjusting this switch for better results.
2. Make sure your Wireless Signal isn’t blocked
Remember that metal and glass can greatly affect the signal between your wireless modem-router and your devices so find a central location for your Wireless Modem-Router where these materials are not in line with your computers. Large glass pain windows and fly screen doors can commonly create barriers for your wireless connection.
3. Adjust your Wireless Channel
Typically it is a good idea to try channels 1, 6 and 11 as these are the most commonly used workable channels. Depending on your router it is also possible to adjust the frequency your modem broadcasts on from either 2.4 GHz or 5GHz. It is a good idea to try both frequencies when diagnosing connectivity problems.
CAUTION: It is important to make sure that your computers network card is operating on the same channel and frequency as your wireless modem-router when making these changes else you can run in to further connectivity problems. Always refer to the manufacturers manual and if in doubt call us at G-Wiz Tech Support for advice.
4. Update your Wireless Modem-Routers firmware
Most Wireless Modem-Routers allow you to log in to them to update their firmware. Again, you should refer to your manual for instructions as for each model of Wireless Modem-Router the process is different. Keeping your Wireless Modem-Routers firmware up to date can resolve many problems.
CAUTION: Updating your Wireless Modem-Routers Firmware incorrectly can lead to damaging your modem. Always refer to the manufacturers manual and if in doubt call us at G-Wiz Tech Support for advice.
5. Try a Wi-Fi Repeater or Extender
If you’ve tried these steps without success then give G-Wiz Tech Support a Call on 0422295057 and we can be there in no time and get you connected properly.