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Wi-Fi: 10 tips to improve the quality of your network

marzo 25, 2020

A quality Wi-Fi network is essential during this period of confinement against the Covid-19. Unfortunately, it sometimes happens that your internet network encounters malfunctions or slowness. If this is your case, we invite you to try these 10 tips to improve the quality of your network and avoid nervous breakdowns!

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For the past few days, the French, and most Europeans, have been confined to their homes in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. To kill time, they are turning the latest novelties from the Netflixou catalog on games and applications from the Play Store or the App Store. Others are forced to work. In these conditions, it is essential to be able to count on a good Wi-Fi network. If you find it difficult to access your Facebook news feed, watch a series on Netflix or answer your colleagues on Skype , you may well question the performance of your internet network. If that's the case, don't panic: many solutions exist to help you fix the problem.

Move your internet box to the center of your home

You might be tempted to camouflage your box behind a television, in a cabinet or in a storeroom in order to save space and not spoil your interior decoration. Know however that the ideal place to place an internet box is in the center of your home so that its network spreads as well as possible in all of the rooms. It is also advisable to move the modem closer to your devices, or the usual place where you use your terminals, to maximize its door.

Restart your internet modem

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This tip seems obvious and yet some users completely neglect the idea of ??a good old restart of their internet box. In the event of a faulty Wi-Fi network, always remember to turn your modem on and then back on. In many situations, this simple maneuver can boost your internet connection in better settings.

Check all the parameters of your Internet box

Before you start panicking and considering drastic solutions, think check your modem connection settings. These are obviously consultable on the web page of management of your box communicated by your access provider. In the Wi-FI sections, check that each box – status, terminal activation, SSID broadcast – is checked.

Limit the bandwidth of certain applications

You can optimize your network capacity by distributing most of your Wi-Fi power to the applications that need it most. You can therefore limit the power of the available bandwidth and reserve your best speed on your computer or smartphone while a game download from the Playstation Store will have to settle for less at times. In short, it is a question of making according to your needs at the time. On Windows, software like NetLimiter will do the job.

Get a Wi-Fi repeater (amplifier)

If your surface area to be covered by your Wi-Fi network is particularly dense, you would be well advised to invest in a Wi-Fi repeater. These devices will, as their name suggests, stretch network coverage and allow you to reach the ends of your house. Practical, if you want to surf at the bottom of your garden or in the bottom of your cellar. And if you are on your smartphone, you can also switch to your mobile connection.

wi-fi amplifier

Good news, a Wi-fi amplifier is not too expensive: its price varies between 15 and 100 euros, for the most powerful models. By putting around fifty euros in your purchase, you will be able to effectively improve your network. We advise you to opt for a two or even three antenna model in order to obtain better network coverage. In the same vein, you might also consider purchasing Google Wi-Fi, which you can find out about in our full review.

Choose the best network: 5 GHz or 2.4 GHz

On the new internet boxes, you have access to two Wi-Fi networks: one 5 GHz and another 2.4 GHz. The 5 GHz network avoids a lot of interference with other electronic devices and benefits from a higher speed, but note that this one benefits from a wears much shorter than 2.4 GHz. It is therefore more useful to use it when you are close to your internet box.

Check that you are alone on your network

If you live in a city or in a frequented district, you must imperatively secure your network with a password. This will reduce the chances of your internet connection being stolen by profiteers. Once you are finally alone on your network, you should notice an improvement in it.

Via the connection portal for your modem and your operator account, you can also obtain the list of devices currently online on your Wi-Fi network. Some hackers may have stolen your password. It is therefore important to check if there is no unwanted presence on the network.

Change the channel of your Wi-Fi network

Each Wi-Fi network occupies a specific frequency band. This band can already be occupied by other electronic devices such as a microwave oven, your neighbors' box, a baby phone, etc. Under these conditions, you could so improve the quality of your network by changing channels by modifying it in the configuration and your modem settings. Each operator has a specific process, but this manipulation is generally quite simple.

Turn off the Wi-Fi of some of your devices

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Many users leave their tablets or smartphones connected to Wi-Fi while in another room occupied on a laptop or desktop computer. This bad habit also tends to slow down the quality of the Wi-Fi network. The more terminals are connected at the same time on the same internet network, the more it will have the tendency to slow down and deliver less performance. Likewise, more these devices will be far from your box, the more the network will try to expand as much as possible and will disperse its efforts. Do not hesitate to use the famous airplane mode.

Take care of your internet box

An internet box is a device stuffed with electronics. It is therefore sensitive to variations in temperature and other short circuits. We therefore advise you to take great care of it during periods of heat waves for example. Likewise, in the event of a thunderstorm, it is not rare to see modems falling under the blow of a short circuit. This is why we advise you to protect your internet box well against lightning. Well protected, your box will provide you with a better quality internet connection.

We hope that these tips will allow you to surf the house serenely during confinement. If you have other ideas on the subject, or if an error has occurred in this file, we invite you to let us know in the comments.

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