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Try these little tweaks to help speed up your WIFI

With everyone working from home these days, I included, it seems the internet just isn’t as fast as we expect it to be. Well, there are a few other things that come into play with it.  LEt keep in mind that the Kids are also being homeschooled for now and that your significant other or roommate is on the same wifi slowing it down a tad.

Here are some great tips I found that can possibly help you like they have our household

1.  Move your router.  Walls, doors, and too much clutter can affect WIFI speeds.  So the closer you are to your router the better.  If it’s tucked behind a desk or a couch, that could also be the issue.  Or if it’s really old, you might just need a new one.

2.  Pay attention to how much other devices are taxing it.  Most people’s internet can handle multiple devices with no problem now.  But if you’re streaming Netflix in three rooms while your kid is playing “Call Of Duty”, it might be too much.  Also, try to plan any big downloads for nights or weekends.

3.  Shift your video chat times.  The top and bottom of the hour are the busiest times for Zoom calls.  So your internet speed might be slower, or Zoom’s servers might be struggling to keep up.

4.  Don’t use your microwave.  Some experts think it’s possible microwaves interfere with WIFI signals to some extent.  Especially if it’s too close to your router.  Cordless phones, baby monitors, and computer speakers might do it too.

 

 


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