1. Stay within range of your Internet Router
- In general, position the router near the centre of your home for maximum coverage.
- Keep the router off the floor and out of cupboards.
- Stay within 30 metres of your router will increase your Wi-Fi speed.
- The closer you are, the better your Wi-Fi signal.
2. Ensure that walls or other solid objects aren't blocking your Wi-Fi signal
- Wi-Fi networks use a radio signal that can be blocked or weakened by any number of construction materials.
- Be sure to keep the top, sides and front of your router clear of walls and obstacles.
3. Avoid interference from other Wi-Fi enabled devices
- Your Wi-Fi device might be using the same radio frequency as other items in your home.
- Your Wi-Fi connection can run into interference from signals being sent by microwave ovens, cordless phones, baby monitors and other devices.
4. Check the Age of your Device
- Newer wireless devices (computers, phones or tablets) use standards that enable faster Wi-Fi speeds.
- You'll get the fastest speeds if your device uses an 802.11ac Wave2 standard.
- If your device uses the 802.11g protocol, it is limited to wireless-G speeds (maximum 54 Mbps).
5. Avoid WEP Security
- If you used advanced settings to enable WEP security on your network, your maximum network speed will be reduced.
- To get the fastest speeds with network security, use the WPA2 security setting.
6. Wireless Routers should stand upright, so the built-in antenna is properly oriented.
7. Do not stack Wireless Routers together with other electronic devices or put them in small enclosed spaces to avoid overheating and damage.