Get tips and tricks on how to boost your WiFi signal and speed.
WiFi Signal and Speed
2.4Ghz VS 5GHz Connection
Which connection should you use?
If near to the modem, connect to the 5GHz band.
If far from the modem, connect to 2.4 GHz band.
Place WiFi modem in a central location.
Avoid placing near thick concrete walls that weaken the signal.
Watch out for interference from appliances with 2.4 GHz frequency.
Lessen the number of connected devices.
Check for plug-ins that slow down browsing.
Get a plan that fits you and your family’s needs.
Know the Right Connection Speed
Find out the connection that will work best for your needs, based on the number of devices regularly connecting to your WiFi.
Unauthorized Use of Your WiFi connection
The number of devices using your connection can affect its speed so make sure your connection is secure by changing your password frequently and checking for unauthorized users.
Manually Boost Your WiFi Signal
STEP 1: Close all doors and do a WiFi speed test online.
STEP 2: Try testing with open and closed doors. Your house’s layout plays a big role in keeping you connected.
Use 2.4GHz for when there are too many walls at home.
Expand your home WiFi coverage with the WiFi mesh.
Are you experiencing slower connections? If your speed is normal but loading websites takes a while, you might be experiencing high traffic in your bandwidth caused by heavy bandwidth-consuming activities such as frequent file sharing or large file downloading.
Refrain from over utilizing the applications or programs with high network usage.
Ensure that these applications do not automatically open as default.
Ensure that these applications do not continuously run in the background by disabling/closing these applications after use.
Know which application uses most of your Mac resources.
Go to “Applications.”
Select “Utilities,” and choose “Activity Monitor.”
Launch the Activity Monitor app.
Know which application uses most of your PC resources.
Press the Ctrl+Alt+Del keys at the same time and select “Start Task Manager” on the screen that appears.
On the Task Manager, click the “Performance” tab.
Click the “Resource Monitor button” or “Open Resource Monitor link,” depending on your version of Windows.
Know which application uses most of your Android phone resources.
Start the Settings app and tap "Network & Internet."
Tap "Data Usage."
On the Data usage page, tap "View Details."
You should now be able to scroll through a list of all the apps on your phone, and see how much data each one is using. You can change the time period using the date control at the top of the page and see more details about data usage by tapping on a specific app.
Bandwidth and App Usage Monitoring Downloadable Apps
In your Apple App Store, type in “Data Manager or Network Monitoring Tool.” It will provide a list of top applications that can be downloaded. You may refer to the best rated application.