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9 Things That Might Be Slowing Down Your Home WIFI Network

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By Genebext | self meida writer
Published 8 months ago - 0 views

You Are Facing low internet issue with WiFi there are many reasons for this happening. The main reason for this placement of the router and the number of devices that we connect are the two essential factors to have the best connection speed. if you place your router good location you have connected lots of smart devices to that network, then obviously you will not be able to enjoy the high-speed internet.

Today here in this post we will tell you the reasons that what it happen and why you are being faced by slow Wi-Fi network

Table of Contents

1. Too Many User and Devices (Internet of Things)

2. Wireless Network Range and Signal Penetration

3. Your ISP’s DNS Server is Slow

4. Your Network Cables Might be Old

5. Your Wi-Fi Channel Is Heavily Congested

6. You’re Using Powerline or Wi-Fi Extenders

7. Placement of the router

8. Restart the router

9. Check Your PC

1. Too Many User and Devices (Internet of Things)

In One WiFi Network, there are many devices connected on it, Like IP cameras, Google Home Minis, smart bulbs, smart plugs, Mobile, Laptops… our homes are increasingly filled with the Internet of Things devices, each of which sits on the Wi-Fi network with its own IP address. If there are too many devices on the same Wi-Fi will slow it down.

If you paying the bill of the Fast internet connection, and that speed is shared with every other user in the house and all of their devices.

We the obvious Connect these things like computers, phones, and tablets, you’ll also find Smart TVs, game consoles, media streaming sticks, smart home hubs–all of these devices may be sending or receiving information at a particular point in time through your router.

You may be surfing the web on your tablet, someone is the person playing an online game while others are watching YouTube. Someone updating their Windows, and the set-top box is streaming an on-demand movie.

These activities consume a short amount of your total available bandwidth. And it occurs when you’re actively using them: Sometimes updates can occur silently in the background and consume a lot of your bandwidth.

2. Wireless Network Range and Signal Penetration

Wi-Fi routers can transmit wifi signal both a 2.4 GHz signal and 5 GHz. The 5 GHz network is faster and Transfer a larger amount of the data. The 2.4 GHz networks are the networks with much higher coverage, but with a lower speed. So why not just disable the 2.4GHz network? Simple: the 2.4GHz signal can Penetration walls and other solid objects easier. A thick concrete floor or wall will stop the 5 GHz network entirely and make Your Wifi Slow.

Some of The Routers are the dual band and have both antennas 2.4GHz and 5 GHz, each with different passwords and it is better to be clear about which devices are worth connecting to each one.

3. Your ISP’s DNS Server is Slow

Sometimes the maximum numbers of users use the DNS server provided by the ISP. Regardless of what internet package you’re paying for, they all use a domain name system (DNS). In most of the cases sometimes the default DNS provided by your ISP may get slow and unreliable. Therefore, as a result, your internet connection may get slow down. So, in this case, it is strongly advisable to change your default DNS provided by your ISP with a reliable one. You’re using the DNS server provided of your ISP, but it’s frequently slow and unreliable.

4. Your Network Cables Might be Old

Many cases occur the Network Speed Due to Use of Old Ethernet Cable. When the Ethernet cable becomes old it drops down the internet speed. Electrical cabling might last for 50 years or more, But network cabling has undergone several important upgrades that affect the speed it can carry data. The easiest way to check is to look at the cable. You should see a Cat number specification somewhere:

The Cat-5 cable is used on your computers or as the backbone of your network, your Ethernet cable may be slowing down the Wi-Fi. Use a cable inspector to ensure each of the 8 wires inside the cable is still joined to the other end.

5. Your Wi-Fi Channel Is Heavily Congested

In most of the Device, the Channel of the Device of the Router is by default auto. If your WiFi channel is heavily congested then the best thing is to start looking at what channels the devices that we have are connected and change them manually through the router options, and it changes it automatically channels from time to time.

While in the most modern routers, since in the old one’s router, and in some particular current models, the channels are only reordered by restarting the router, and it is one of the reasons that our Wi-Fi get slow.

6. You’re Using Powerline or Wi-Fi Extenders

Many people who have a big house simply think that WiFi extender will improve the signal think that an easy solution to Purchase WiFi extender and all problem will be solved. Some person even uses Power line technology, adapters that support you to transmit network signals through power outlets. but in my experience, these devices fail to tackle the root of the problem, and often make your connection worst then worst there are situations to keep eye on it.

If it is a cheap extender and the router is old, then surely there will be interference and the speed of the connection will decrease dramatically.

If it is an extender with a speed below the maximum that the router can offer, obviously you won’t be able to take advantage of all the bandwidth

If you want to increase the coverage of the home wifi then you should be aware of it

7. Placement of the router

Finally, the last error of the many users is that can make the Internet go slow is the placement of the router, as just like the restart, So place your router at that place which gives the continuous signal and without interrupting. It may also seem a bit funny, but the fact is that routers send data in all directions, and if they are cornered, then, of course, the signal will not arrive, due to which we may notice a slow internet connection.

8. Restart the router

Restarting the router simply saves us from having a slow internet speed. It may seem silly, but, if you have noticed, then whenever we call the technical service support, the first thing they do is recommend that we should restart the router once. As we said, the older router models get very easily congested and their channels are only reordered when the router is rebooted.

9. Check Your PC

This tip is only for computers. Your internet working on another device seems fine, but when you use your internet on your computer or laptop working Perpetually slow. If that happening then open the task manager of your computer and check which programs are running in the background that using your internet. Some programs set on auto-update. That program updates it by self their latest version will available, they keep updating themselves without notice. So adjust your program settings to maintain your internet speed.

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