Make Your Home Internet Faster


A few weeks ago, I gave you some tips for making your WiFi faster. Here are a few more things that may help too:

1. Move your router.  Walls, doors, and too much clutter can affect WiFi speeds, so the closer you are to your router the better. If it’s tucked behind a desk or a couch, that could also be the issue.  Or if it’s really old, you might just need a new one.

2. Pay attention to how much other devices are taxing it. Most people’s internet can handle multiple devices with no problem now, but if you’re streaming Netflix in three rooms while your kid is playing “Rocket League” like my son does, it might be too much.  Also, try to plan any big downloads for nights or weekends.

3. Shift your video chat times. The top and bottom of the hour are the busiest times for Zoom calls, so your internet speed might be slower because of video chatting services getting high demand. Consider scheduling meetings to start at :15 or :45 after the hour instead of at :00 or :30.