Internet Tips and Tricks

Tips and Tricks: How to Improve Your Wireless Speed


Last year, we released the blog “What can affect wireless speeds?” to help our customers get the most out of their internet connection.

Here are a few reminders and more tips and tricks to Gigafy Your Internet!

  • Gigafy your equipment

Older computers may not be capable of handling the fastest internet speeds.  Check to ensure your computer’s WiFi adapter can handle a 802.11ac signal from your router which allows up to 1GBPS!

  • Choose the right channel

Most routers utilize two frequencies to provide a wireless signal: 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz.     We suggest connecting to the 5 GHz frequency on your WiFi since many household appliances like microwaves and cordless phones utilize the 2.4 GHz frequency and can interfere with your signal.  

  • Location, Location, Location

Is your router located next to furniture or one side of your home?  Materials like concrete and wood can be difficult for a wireless signal to penetrate.  Even placing your router next to windows can reduce your signal strength.  We recommend placing your router in an unobstructed area of your home or a room where you use WiFi the most.  

  • Monitor the number of connected devices

Bottom line….when you have several devices connected to your home WiFi this can reduce the internet speed per device.  Online streaming, like watching Netflix, requires adequate internet speed to avoid the dreaded buffering circle.  We recommend disconnecting devices that aren’t actively using your WiFi signal or better yet…..Get Gigafied with Race Fiber Internet!