How do I make my Wi-Fi connection faster?

The frustration of waiting for what seems like forever while your computer tries to load Internet pages or stream content is very real for those with slow Wi-Fi. It is not unreasonable to want to find a way to make your Wi-Fi connection faster.

If you stream high definition (HD) content, you will need an Internet speed of at least 5 Mbps. This contrasts with the 1-2 Mbps that is required for those who have only basic needs when it comes to their Wi-Fi service. One reason that your Wi-Fi runs slow could be that your Internet service provider (ISP) has provided you with a weak router. If this is the case, you can call them to upgrade your plan and pay more for a stronger router that delivers faster Wi-Fi. Another alternative is to purchase a device that strengthens your Wi-Fi signal throughout your house.

You can also boost your router to 5 GHz to help speed up your Wi-Fi by completing the following steps:

  • Use your administrator sign-in credentials to log in to your router
  • Select Settings, locate the Wireless Settings tab
  • Change the band from 2.4 GHz to 5 GHz
  • Select the “Apply” option
  • Restart your router, which should show the new settings applied

Still having problems with your slow Wi-Fi connection?  The professionals at Geeks on Site can help. Our technicians have experience determining the cause for slow Wi-Fi and will test a few possible solutions for speeding up your Wi-Fi connection to ensure your complete satisfaction. Our long history of providing IT services for homes and businesses across the US has helped us grow our team of knowledgeable IT techs. Call Geeks on Site today to discuss your Wi-Fi connection speed and what can be done to make it faster.

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