Speed Up Wireless Internet
Since the introduction of wireless broadband internet at home, many people all over the world experience problems with slow wireless internet connections. This problem is often caused by the (wrong) placement of the router or the connection to the PC. Follow the tips below to make sure you did everything to speed up your connection for the best possible results.
Keep Your Wireless Router Close To Your PC
Every wall or ceiling will slow down the response time of your wireless connection bit by bit, try to keep your router as close as possible to your PC for the fastest response time.
Keep Your Router Aerial In A Straight Position
Try to keep your router aerial in the position it should be, even the slightest misplacement can cause problems with the connection to your PC.
Make Sure Your Aerial Is Not Blocked
It might sound idiotic, but many people do no realize if they block their aerial, their connection might be blocked as well. Make sure the aerial gets all the space it needs to make a connection to your PC.
Keep Your Phone Cables As Short As Possible
Keeping the cables that connect the router to your phone connection as short as possible, the shorter the cable, the better results you'll get.
Keep Cables Or Other "Electrical" Stuff Away From Your Router
Cables or other objects that might give electric signals can disturb your wireless connection. Remove these cables or objects (or your router) to a different location for better results.
Restart Your Router And Your PC
Sometimes the best solution to a slow internet connection is to simply restart your router and your PC for a fresh new start.
Prevent Unauthorized Access
Please be sure you are not sharing your internet connection with your neighbors. Not only will it slow down your internet access, it's also very insecure and people might be able to invade your privacy. If you didn't do so already, set up a WEP password and WPA encryption. Ask your ISP how to do this.
Make Sure Phones Or Other Devices Aren't Conflicting With Your Router Frequence
Routers send signals on a certain frequence. Some phones, camera's or other devices send signals on the same frequence as a router which can result in a conflict. This conflict can cause the router to have problems signaling to the PC. Find out on which frequence your router and devices are running. If they're on the same frequence, turn off the device(s) when you're on the internet.
Avoid Peak Times When Downloading Heavily
This is a tip for both wireless and non-wireless internet users. If you plan on a heavy downloading session, try to avoid peak times for a faster downloading experience. Peak times are usually in the evening and morning.