WiFi is one of those areas of technology that has had a lot of change in the last few years. Homes, offices, colleges and schools around the world have installed Wi-Fi equipment to blanket their premises with wireless access to the internet. Wi-Fi access is available in a growing number of coffee-shops, airports and hotels too. For the two decades that the internet has been in our lives, despite all the changes and technology improvements, one constant has remained: Weak connections. Frustration quickly sets in when pages won’t load, videos buffer, or email crawls to a halt. Here are few hacks to try.
Change Your Modem/Router if it is older than 3 years.
If your modem or router is more than three years old, you should definitely think about replacing it. Majorly because of the reasons due to; over time, heat can damage the internal components, which may explain symptoms like intermittent outages or slow performance It may probably doesn't offer dual-band wireless. It's possible that some of your other household products, like cordless phones and even your garage-door opener, operate on the same 2.4GHz wireless band as your router, and interference from them can effect your connectivity..
Download App to check the internet speed.
Well, basically you're not getting what you're paying for if you don't have a good router. So the first tool that you have to use is an internet speed checking app just to give you a realistic idea of what kind of internet speeds you are actually experiencing.
To understand the new technology you need to know the working of a traditional router. Most of the older wireless networks either have a single channel or they have two different channels. When you create them, they give you 2.4ghz network and a 5ghz network. Now each has their own benefits but they also have their own downsides. So for example a 2.4ghz network will give you a great range but it's not going to give you a great speed whereas a 5ghz network is going to give you a lot better speed but less range. it's like in one room you have joined the 5ghz networked but then as soon you walked to the other side of the house you are not able to print your important documents wirelessly.
Upgrade to Mesh Wi-FI Network System
Mesh Wi-Fi systems are designed to cover every corner of your home. There's a main router that connects directly to your modem, and a series of nodes or access points, that you place throughout your house. They are all part of a single wireless network, and share the same SSID and password. Unlike range extenders, which communicate with the router via the 2.4GHz or 5GHz radio bands, most Wi-Fi system satellites use mesh technology to talk to the router and to each other. If you wish to have a whole another level of Wi-Fi experience, mesh technology is the real deal
To know more about Mesh WiFI Network please read the article "Mesh Wi-Fi – A perfect solution to your home internet problems"
Download the App before you disconnect old router
But remember Just before you install anything go on your phone or your tablet and download the corresponding app before you disconnect year old router because these days that's how you set a lot of these things out. There's actually a little QR code on the back. All you have to do is to skin that with your smartphone after you've downloaded the app and it just walks you through everything.