Have you found yourself violently clicking the mouse in an effort to make your internet load faster? Unfortunately, the 50th click of the mouse is not the answer to your problems. Your connection is slow for a reason, and that reason could be something as simple as the location of your router.
Adjust Your Router
Just like your child, you want to give your internet router the best chance to succeed. Burying the unit behind furniture or on the inside of cabinets does not exactly set it up for success. You want to place your router in a central location so that it can spread its reach throughout your home. Some people find that elevated locations work the best, so try mounting the unit on a wall and then monitor the results.
Avoid Other Appliances
Any appliance that gives off a signal can be a possible deterrent for your router’s signal. Things like microwaves and cordless phones should not be in the presence of your almighty router. In today’s cordless age, this might seem impossible, but all you have to do is keep your phone conversations outside the router room.
Secure Your Wireless Channel
While you might think of yourself as a good neighbor, Wi-Fi is not something you should share. It is really just common sense, the more devices using a single router, the slower that connection is going to be. When you setup your Wi-Fi, make sure you establish a password that only you and your family have access to. This is especially important if your neighbor is some kind of crazy internet hacker!
Just a few simple tips and tricks can help solve a few of your internet woes! Whether you’re looking to improve your internet speed, bandwidth, or look into VoIP telephones, Reliable Voice & Data Systems has your back. To learn more, or to schedule a free estimate, give us a call at (877) 385-6657.
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