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.

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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.

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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.


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7. Do not stack wireless routers together with other electronic devices or put them in small enclosed spaces to avoid overheating and damage.

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