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5 solutions to avoid slow Wi-fi speeds

Tuesday, Dec 18, 2018 · 2 mins
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The Internet has taken over a major part of our lives, and we must say for good! Its usage is not limited to just working, studying or entertainment anymore. Now we can buy groceries online, book a cab in a tap and even pay our bills at the comfort of our homes. 

The internet is playing an extremely crucial part in our daily lives and no one wants to deal with any kind of glitches. Even with great connection, you find that you can’t catch a signal in certain corners of your home. Thankfully, there is a fix for this and it is as simple as the placement of your Wi-Fi router. Here are some tricks that will help you tackle coverage issues and enhance your internet experience.

 

Get a Router that Matches Your Desired Speeds

If you really want to enjoy your internet connection to the fullest, it is important to make sure that your router is capable of delivering the right kind of speed. Check out the table below to know the details:

Subscribed Plan Speed Range

Suggested Router Support

Examples

40 Mbps

802.11n – N300 Router

D Link DIR 615

40 Mbps to 100 Mbps

802.11ac – AC750 Router

D Link DIR 816, TP- Link Archer C20

100 Mbps to 250 Mbps

802.11ac - AC1200 Router

D- Link 825, TP – Link C 1200

Up to 1 Gbps

802.11ac - AC1900 Router

Tenda AC15

 

Keep Your Router Up to Date

With freeloaders all around, it becomes very important to take care of your security and privacy when using a broadband connection. Rebooting your router can effectively help you with the same. Along with that, securing your network with a strong Wi-Fi password and changing it often is an effective way to do it. 

 

Find the Right Space for Your Router

The placement of your router plays an important part in getting better coverage. Place the router higher above the ground as possible, try to keep it in the middle of your home and away from walls, metal objects and devices like microwaves, TVs etc. as they can interfere with your connection's frequency.

 

Connect to Devices Smartly

High-speed internet connections need high-end devices that are compatible with them. So check if your device supports 5 GHz band & desired speed. If you still experience slow speeds, then check it by connecting the ACT LAN cable to your laptop or desktop. Also, always keep a check on device if it’s downloading any malware and apply latest security patches to your device. 

 

Do Effective Speed Tests

Whenever you are doing a speed test from your device, keep in mind to close all other online activities, disconnect all other devices from the Wi-Fi and choose the nearest ACT Fibernet server, so that Speedtest can use the entire bandwidth available to you. 

 

Experience Great Speeds Always

There is no way you will get slower speeds unless you have crossed your FUP limit or the connection is being divided since multiple devices are in use. Go through the FAQs to learn in detail about the limits, post FUP speeds and more. 

We hope that with the help of these above tips, you will be able to experience amazing and seamless Internet connectivity and fix minor issues by yourself. If some issues persists, then we are just a call away.

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