Whenever most of us experience speed problems with our wireless broadband internet the first thing we think about is our ISP, or any other thing we can easily blame it to. The reality is that it isn’t always what we think it is.
Speed is the number one thing most people consider when they think “wireless internet“, but the kind of speed most wireless internet users are getting these days can be surprising. The problem is that, contrary to popular belief, the problem isn’t with the wireless ISP or network, but with some little things within the control of the wireless user. This article will be giving you a few tips about what you should do when experiencing wireless speed problems.
How close are you to Your Wireless Network?
This is the first question you should ask yourself if you’re experiencing wireless speed problems. How close is your computer to the wireless network? Do you think there is a probability that is affecting your speed? Sometimes, your computer might be in the same compound with your network and still not be fast; the best thing to do in situations like this is to try using your device in the same room to see if there is improvement. If there is improvement, then the problem might be with either of your devices or the settings used.
Is there a Possibility there are Devices that Might be Interfering around You?
One major problem that causes fast wireless networks to be slow is interference, and you need to get an angle of it should that be the case. Try to look around you to see what might be causing interference; read the website of your wireless device manufacturer, or the manual that came with your device, to see if there is a possibility of any device around you causing interference. If you notice that anything is causing interference, the next step you should take is to move the device or relocate your wireless device from the place to ensure better transmission of signals.
Upgrade Your Wireless Device and Software
Your final resort should be to upgrade, or change, your wireless device and software if nothing else seems to be working for you. In a lot of situations the reason for your network not being as responsive is because your devices is too old, and in a situation like that there is nothing you can do about it; so make sure your wireless device, software and firmware is always up to date.