wi-fi tips: Optimize Your Wireless Speed
Many factors impact your Wi-Fi speed, including the number of devices using your Internet connection, the location of your router, and more. While a wired connection will always give you the fastest connection, these tips can help you maximize your Wi-Fi connection speed.
Share With Care
Each device on your network shares bandwidth. The more devices, the more your Wi-Fi speed is divided up and the slower the speed for each device. For best results, check how many users and devices are on your network and what they are doing. And, avoid running programs in the background that use up bandwidth.
- Close browsers and programs you aren’t using
- Clear your cookies
- Turn off idle Wi-Fi connected devices (e.g., when you’re not using your phone to connect with the Internet, turn off the Wi-Fi connection on the phone to free up bandwidth.)
- Disable add-ons and background programs when not in use
Activities that use the largest amount of bandwidth are:
Beware of Tech That Slows You Down: Some of the technology used in your gadgets and devices simply can’t support certain speeds, making your Internet speed only as fast as your slowest device. Refer to the owner’s manual or search for your device specs online for more information.