How to improve your broadband connection
Your broadband speeds can vary significantly and there are a couple of reasons why your broadband might not be working to the best of its potential. Some of these problems you can rectify yourself today by following these simple tips.
Ensure your broadband router is at a central location in your home, and not surrounded by clutter, as this will cause the WiFi signal to distribute unevenly. It also helps to have the router elevated from the floor.
Electrical appliances such as baby monitors and microwaves, dense obstacles such as brick walls, can all be sources of interference to your WiFi signal. Try to have your router in the same room as where you are working from, in order to get the strongest signal.
Keep the software you are using to surf the net updated by having the latest browser version available, as the newer the browser, the better optimised it will be for faster internet browsing.
Rebooting the modem
Help your modem select the best WiFi channel for you by rebooting it every once in a while. You can do this by unplugging it, leaving it for 30 seconds and then plugging it back in again.
Remember, connecting directly to your modem using an ethernet cable will always ensure faster speeds than if you were connected using a WiFi signal.
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