Top 10 WiFi Tips
10.) Use a wire.
A wired connection is always faster and frees up bandwidth for other devices.
9.) Router placement matters.
Walls and other barriers can impede your WiFi signal. Place for your router is a central location with as few obstacles as possible between the modem and your connected devices. Locate it high off the floor, and away from metal objects and other electronic devices that can interfere with your WiFi signal.
8.) Be aware of what devices are connected to your network and their internet speed capabilities.
More devices connected at once means less bandwidth is available for each device. And some devices can’t keep up with faster WiFi speeds, which slows down all the others.
7.) Restart your modem regularly.
Use an outlet timer for help.
6.) Remove viruses and malware.
Scan computers and devices regularly to keep them running clean and virus free.
5.) Update software.
Install browser and operating system updates regulary.
4.) Close WiFi hungry applications when you’re not using them.
Leaving some programs open, like those used for online streaming or video games, will use up bandwidth, even after you’ve finished using them.
3.) Protect your network with a strong password.
Choosing a secure WPA or WPA 2 password will protect your personal information, and keep other people from using your bandwidth, thus slowing your WiFi speeds.
2.) Upgrade your hardware.
Today’s all-in-one dual band routers deliver much faster WiFi speeds to more devices.
1.) Upgrade your Speed!
Visit Orbitel's Internet webpage to learn more about upgrading your Internet speed to get the best experience.
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