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:
play it safe
Security is the key to limiting users and devices that steal bandwidth and lower speeds.
- Always secure and password protect your Wi-Fi router so that neighbors and others nearby can’t use your signal
- Regularly change your password and limit those you share it with
- Run regular virus scans on all of your devices
boost router performance
How well your Wi-Fi router performs depends on a variety of a factors, so keep these tips in mind when troubleshooting slower speeds.