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Whether you’re a remote worker, a distance learning student, or an online gamer, sometimes the only thing you’re sure of about your online experience is that it is going to be spotty and unreliable. For a lot of internet users this is just the way it is. However, it does not need to be this way.
There are ways to improve your internet performance so that you have a reliable and consistent connection speed.
Obstacles to a good connection
Walls, microwaves, and cellphones can all be obstacles to a good internet connection, especially when using wifi. To see if you may be having this problem, run the HubbleIQ tool with your computer right next to your router. It may also help to run the tool in various places around your home or work location to see where you get the best signal strength. If you connect to your internet via wifi, you should take note of the fact that other devices may be using the internet and depleting the signal strength such as phones and smart TVs. Unplugging those extra devices and running the tool will let you know how good of a connection your device should get at best. Once you’ve run some tests, try making adjustments like working in one of the more reliable locations that you’ve tested or even moving your router into the area where you work most frequently.
Walls, microwaves, and cellphones can all be obstacles to a good internet connection, especially when using wifi.
Maybe its you
Sometimes your device is the bottleneck in your internet performance. First, it could simply be the way that you use your device. If you’re the kind of user that likes to open a lot of internet tabs for later viewing, this could be a reason for sluggish performance. You should also check and make sure that you’re not unnecessarily running other applications that are connected to the internet on your computer. Double-check the background apps that are open on your machine and if they’re not necessary be sure to close them. If you’ve got those bases covered then try comparing how well another nearby device works. It may mean that it is simply time to upgrade your machine.
Unplugging and Refreshing
In some cases, your devices may just need a vacation. Try turning off and unplugging your router for 10 seconds. Also, close your internet browser and turn off your computer. After a quick break, your internet connection you may see much better connectivity. Lastly, the way you connect to your internet could be the remedy. Try using an ethernet cable and adapter to plug directly into your router instead.
The internet is a ubiquitous tool in the modern digital world. Whether you are a student, remote employee, or an organization, knowing how to manage and troubleshoot your internet connection is critical to having great digital experience. Following these tips should help you to have a more reliable internet connection with consistent speeds. Be sure to checkout the Wifihelpcenter blog for more tips and articles on digital topics.