Do you have a wireless internet connection at home or in the office? Isn’t it cool? The wireless connection allows you to access the web and email as you move your laptop from room to room. However, keep in mind that by its very nature, wireless connections are slower than wired connections. That said, if you’re worried that your wireless internet speed isn’t what it should be, you may be able to increase it.
Move wireless router
Wireless routers are at the heart of the wireless internet experience. Radio signals are transmitted from there and hidden in distant corners can reduce the quality of the connection. Also note that structural elements such as wiring and plumbing can interfere with the radio signal. The structure of the building may also be sufficient to impact wireless performance. Note that you can always hover your mouse over the wireless internet indicator in the system tray near the time in the corner of the screen to see the strength of the wireless signal. Generally speaking, the stronger the signal, the better your internet connection. Therefore, it may be useful to physically move the router to a more central location, one away from the structural elements.
Update your computer’s wireless driver
If your wireless router driver is out of date, the latest version may improve the performance of unifi speed test. There is a reason for vendors to release new drivers. This is often to address performance and security issues. In any case, it’s a good idea to keep it up to date. Fortunately, Windows can automatically get the latest drivers with a little help. Click the Windows Start button, then right-click My Computer (or Computer for Vista and Win 7 users). From the pop-up menu, select Manage. On the Computer Management screen that appears, click the plus sign next to Network Adapters. Find the entry for your wireless adapter (hint: it may contain the word wireless or WLAN) and right-click. In the pop-up window, select Update Driver Software. Windows searches the Internet for the latest version. If Windows cannot query the driver, you can always visit the manufacturer’s website and manually download the driver installation program.
Update the router firmware
Just as it is important to keep the version of the adapter driver up to date, the router software may have been updated after installation. This update may also improve performance or security. Router firmware can be updated through the router’s interface. You can access it by entering the IP address of the router in your web browser. See your router’s user guide for detailed instructions.
Change the transmission channel of the router
Other devices such as cell phones, cordless phones, microwaves, and even home wiring can interfere with wireless signals. This is why wireless routers can change the channel they use to send signals. Frequent changes to the router’s channels can prevent this interference. Again, access this feature through the router’s web browser interface. Also, check your router’s user guide for this information.
Buy a wireless range expander
If the wireless connection is generally good, but there are areas of weak signal strength in the building that prevent you from moving your router to a better location, a wireless range expander may be the solution. The wireless range expander receives and relays wireless signals from the router. The advantage is that the relay signal is as strong as the signal coming out of the router. Therefore, installing a wireless range expander in an area where the signal strength is “medium” or “weak” can improve the intensity in that area to “excellent”.