Q: My wifi speed test results are really slow. How can I get better speed without having to spend a lot of money?
A: While it’s not the end of the world, slow wifi sure can feel like it sometimes. Chances are your internet service provider will have a wifi speed test on their own site so you can check your speed there, if not, you can try the OZ Speed Test to see how your wifi speed stacks up.
Once you have a starting point, you can start making changes and seeing what gives you a boost. The thing is, there are a lot of simple things that you can do that won’t cost you much at all, if anything (!), that should provide an improvement to your wifi speed and signal strength that is both significant and measurable.
Placement of Your Router
The biggest mistake we see people making is the placement of their router. While it’s tempting to place it in an out of the way place where it won’t be ‘in the way’, it’s actually important to think carefully about the placement of your router.
In the video below, VOX explains 5 simple things that you can do to improve your signal strength and why they’ll work to improve your wifi.
If that doesn’t help as much as you wanted, why not watch this video and try it out for yourself.
We’re prepared to bet that you didn’t realize just how handy whisks are!
Scotty, We Need More Power!
If you’re still not happy with the results of your wifi speed test results, you can always look at getting a wifi extender – our team of tech-sperts will be happy to help you select and install the right one.
If you still wish there was something faster, relax – the future is coming. Check out the video below to learn about Li-Fi.
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