Wi-Fi can be slow for many reasons. Here are some tips for checking your Wi-Fi device or placing it properly to ensure the best signal.

Restart your router occasionally. Much like rebooting a mobile device, routers need to be refreshed too.

Ask your service provider to evaluate your home signal level. SpeedTest can help you check your plan against the actual service you’re getting. If you are not getting what you pay for, providers are generally required to repair signal deficiencies for free.

Secure your Wi-Fi by using password protection to ensure your neighbors don’t tap the signal.

Use the 5 GHz frequency. When you log in and see networks ending with 2.4 or 5, choose 5. You’ll get a faster connection because the 5 GHz connection has more channels.

Move your router to a clearer access point. Ideally, a router should be placed in a centrally located open space, free of walls and other electronics, and as high in the room as possible.

Purchase an internet access point rather than a signal extender if you can’t move the router to a more central location, or have dead spots. Brands like D-Linkand TP-Link can be connected to your modem and increase your Wi-Fi speed two to five times.

These tips can help clear the air for your Wi-Fi signal. Happy surfing!

Sources: MarketWatch, Inc.

Related Articles

The monetary authority of the United States, the Federal Reserve, meets 8 times a year to discuss the economy and adjust monetary policy to promote maximum employment and maintain price stability (inflation). The Fed, led by Chairman Jerome Powell, met this past Wednesday and decided to leave the Fed Funds…
Read More of the post Thank You, Mr. Powell

Volatility has disappeared in the financial markets and a sense of calm and complacency has emerged. Why? Well, thanks to the Fed, and to reduced threat of inflation and higher rates, both stocks and bond prices are moving higher. For 2019, home loan rates have been stable at one-year lows,…
Read More of the post Word of the Day: Complacency

“It's a small world after all.” If inflation moves lower — or is expected to move lower — rates must go lower as well. That's the situation right now. The financial markets and interest rates also follow inflation on a global scale. Why is this important to homeowners? If disinflation…
Read More of the post Disinflation Washes Up On Our Shores

This past week, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) reported the U.S. economy, as defined by Gross Domestic Product (GDP), grew at a 2.6% rate in the fourth quarter of 2018. Economists and the markets were expecting 2.0% to 2.3%, so this was a nice upside surprise. This left GDP…
Read More of the post U.S. Economy Showing Solid Growth