Check this information if you are having performance problems with your network and Internet service.
When it comes to downloading videos from online sources, the speed at which data can be delivered to your home is critical. As it fills the buffer in the receiving device, a slow internet connection can cause the streaming video to stall, or you can get a lower-quality stream from the app because it senses that there is nothing more than your usable speed can handle. Internet speed is the term sometimes used to characterize the usable bandwidth for accepting data from your home from the internet. It's the volume of data that can be transmitted from the cloud to your connected devices, calculated in megabits per second (Mbps).
Others in your home who want to stream on their TV, watch videos on their mobile devices or play online games will be affected by the amount of bandwidth used in your home. Also, whether your neighbors connect to the same cable service or share the total usable bandwidth in an apartment building or a community, the bandwidth you have available will decrease. At times when multiple users want to stream content at the same time, this is particularly true. In order to recommend an internet service that will suit your needs, it is important to discuss your viewing patterns and other internet use with your internet service provider.
If several wireless networking routers are used in a home environment, the same IP address can be given by each of them. This can cause connectivity problems. Contact the manufacturer of a router, disable or suspend one of the router's functions.
When it comes to Wi-Fi® speed, not all devices are the same. Check the Wi-Fi speeds on all your devices while you are near your router by using a speed test app. To assess which devices may have lower speeds and may not perform effectively when they are farther away from the router, record the various speed test results. For these devices, it will be better to use a wired cable, wireless bridge, gaming adapter, or powerline adapter.
The speed and reliability of Wi-Fi networks have been enhanced by advancing equipment. Wireless connections, however, are still not as fast or secure as a wired cable. Bandwidth is increasingly required for devices such as streaming Blu-ray Disc® players, internet-capable TVs, media players or gaming consoles, PlayStation® for example. Using a wired Ethernet cable, we strongly suggest connecting these devices to your modem or router (Cat 5e).
There are two key options and tradeoffs on where your internet equipment is set up between you and your technician.
Wi-Fi equipment should be located as close to the center of your home as possible if you use Wi-Fi similarly in the building. This helps to provide the best Wi-Fi signal available in the home.
The wireless router (gateway) should be put there if there is a primary media room where you use Wi-Fi the most. This allows you to directly connect devices that need more bandwidth, such as video streaming devices or gaming systems, to your router and to minimize the wireless requirements of these devices.
Note: The Wi-Fi signal intensity for other devices could be impaired the farther you shift the device from the router if your media room is not in the center of your house.
Do not run more than one Wi-Fi network in your home if possible. Due to interference between the networks, this can cause devices to have difficulty maintaining a constant connection. It is also likely that the following devices cause interference:
Keep monitors and phones off the 2.4 and 5GHz channels your Wi-Fi equipment uses, if necessary. If communication problems persist, when not in use, switch off these types of devices.
Do not block the Wi-Fi signal.
Stop putting or placing the Wi-Fi router behind something in a closet or cabinet such as a TV, aquarium, or staircase. This will cause the signal to weaken.
Do not place the router next to the windows.
Open any doors to the room where the Wi-Fi equipment has been mounted, if necessary.
The router should not be mounted on the floor or too low on the ground.
The 802.11 Wi-Fi specifications are built on all Wi-Fi enabled devices. Many new Wi-Fi systems support 802.11g, 802.11n, or the more recent 802.11ac standard, both of which allow a system to process a larger amount of information also known as throughput speed. It may connect to your new computer if your modem or router supports an older standard, such as 802.11b, but it may slow down your Wi-Fi experience. To ensure that it is set to support the newer 802.11 standards, check the settings of your Wi-Fi system.
Note: Updating or upgrading your Wi-Fi equipment may be required. For more assistance, contact your internet service provider.
To reduce interference, change the channel width to You can encounter interference if you live in an apartment in a townhouse where several different Wi-Fi networks are involved. You can restrict the channel width on your wireless router if your Wi-Fi devices have difficulty communicating. Using a device to log in to your wireless router or wireless gateway and decrease the channel width to 20 Mhz for your 2.4 GHz network and 20/40 for your 5 GHz network in order to limit the channel width. This can help to minimize the noise or interference from Wi-Fi that causes problems with some devices.
Note: For help with changing this or any other router settings, contact your internet service provider.
It is helpful to reset your wireless router and/or gateway systems periodically. Resetting the Wi-Fi system would also cause any adjustments to the network environment to be identified by the device. This helps to ensure that you have the fastest Wi-Fi speed possible. Unplug the computer to reset the router or gateway and wait for 2 minutes. Plug the computer back in, power it up, and within a short period of time, all the Wi-Fi devices can reconnect automatically.
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