Slow Wi-Fi: How to fix
1. Do you have slow Internet speed?
Before doing anything to increase the speed of slow internet, make sure that the speed of your internet is equal to the speed of your Wi-Fi plan or not. You can measure your internet speed through speedtest.net or fast.com. If this speed is equal to the speed offered by your ISP internet service provider, then the problem is not in the internet but in your plan. We would advise you to upgrade to the plan for fast internet speed.
2. Restart Wi-Fi router to fix Wi-Fi issues
Sometimes the solution to the problem of Wi-Fi connection is hidden in the restart. If you are having trouble with slow internet, first of all switch off your Wi-Fi router, switch it off again after a few seconds … then check your internet speed. If this does not improve your Wi-Fi problem, then restart your computer, phone or other device once. Sometimes the root of slow internet can also be your device.
3. Positioning the Wi-Fi router could fix slow Wi-Fi
If you are not able to access your high-speed Internet even after the Wi-Fi router is correct, you can change the location of your router. Users are always suggested to place the Wi-Fi router in a higher position such as a cupboard etc. In such a situation, search for that place for the router, from here your Wi-Fi signal is coming well. The Wi-Fi signal is usually able to pass through walls and other means, but sometimes the Internet signals are lost due to the thick walls and metal accessories. In such a situation, we would advise you to replace the router.
4. Adjust the router’s antennas
The position of the antenna of the Wi-Fi router also directly redirects the Wi-Fi signal to a single direction …. This is why you should always position the antennas in different directions. For example, many Wi-Fi routers come with two or three antennas. In such a situation, you can position the antenna in vertical and horizontal directions.
5. Use a strong Wi-Fi security standard
If the security of your Wi-Fi is not strong, then anyone can get the password of your Wi-Fi. Do you know your neighbors because of your slow internet… who are accessing your Wi-Fi without your permission. Use the WPA2 security protocol in your Wi-Fi router. You can change this from the settings of your router.
6. Using QoS to fix slow Wi-Fi
The job of QoS or Quality of Service is to divide the bandwidth available on your Wi-Fi network between apps. With Qos you can decide which service is your Wi-Fi priority, based on which you can divide the bandwidth. However, be aware that the setting of QoS is different for routers, which means that QoS access to Netgear router is different from that of TP-Link router. To check the router’s QoS settings, enter your router’s IP address in the browser and look at the QoS tab for settings access.
7. Update router’s firmware to fix Wi-Fi connection issues
Software updates are very important for your router, which improves its stability, performance and security. Currently most routers have the ability to update themselves automatically, but if you are using an older router, you have to manually install software updates. Different routers have different ways to update software. For more information, you should go to the Wi-Fi settings for the router in your phone and device and enter the IP address of the router.
8. Changing the DNS server
Each ISP uses a DNS (Domain Name System), which basically helps translate the IP addresses of servers such as youtube.com or facebook.com. The DNS service provided by most ISPs is slow and unreliable and it is very easy to change DNS, which will help you in providing internet speed. People who are using Android can go to the Wi-Fi settings in their phone and select the Private DNS option. By default it is off in most Android phones.
9. Use a Wi-Fi analyser
The Wi-Fi Analyzer app suggests the best channels. This helps you to choose the channel which is less crowded and also has less interference. Explain that Wi-Fi has two main bands – 2.4GHz and 5GHz. In the 5GHz band, the congestion is less, but its range is also less, so keep this in mind while analyzing through the app. These bands are divided into multiple channels, so the Wi-Fi Analyzer helps to identify which Wi-Fi networks are broadcasting on the same channels so that you can choose an alternate option.
10. Reset your device’s network settings
If resetting the Wi-Fi router does not solve anything, you can reset your device’s network settings. By resetting your device’s network settings, you will basically set them by default. From then onwards, you will have to reconfigure your Wi-Fi across all devices and check if this has solved your problem. The steps of each device are different and you will have to re-enter the Wi-Fi password in your device for internet use.