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What can I do for a more efficient Wi-Fi usage?

There are several potential reasons for fluctuations in Wi-Fi connection speed, which can vary depending on various factors within your network and environmental conditions. Here are some common factors that could lead to a decrease in Wi-Fi speed:

1. Distance and Obstacles: Wi-Fi signals can weaken when passing through walls, concrete, tiles, furniture, and electronic devices. Additionally, as the distance between the modem and the device increases, signal quality may decrease, resulting in speed loss.

2. Frequency Congestion: Other Wi-Fi networks or electronic devices in your vicinity may interfere with Wi-Fi signals operating on the same frequency, leading to signal interference and speed reduction.

3. Modem Performance: The technical specifications of your Wi-Fi modem can affect connection speed. An older or lower-capacity modem may struggle to adapt to high-speed internet connections.

4. Network Congestion: If numerous devices are connected to your network simultaneously, your modem may prioritize requests, leading to a reduction in connection speed.

5. Network Settings and Configuration: Wi-Fi settings, channel selection, and other network configurations significantly affect performance.

6. Interference and Electromagnetic Effects: Signals from devices such as microwave ovens, Bluetooth devices, refrigerators, televisions, etc., can interfere with Wi-Fi signals, affecting internet speed.

To address these issues and improve Wi-Fi performance, you can try the following steps:

1. Position your modem in a more central location.

2. Update your modem or switch to a higher-capacity model. You can purchase recommended devices from our online store.

3. Use MESH solutions to extend your network, especially for large or multi-story homes, as a single device may be insufficient.

4. Try a different Wi-Fi channel.

5. Monitor the number of devices connected and disconnect unnecessary connections, as the number of devices connected to your modem can affect your speed.

6. We recommend using a 5 GHz Wi-Fi network instead of a 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi network. The main difference between the two bands is coverage area and data speed. The 2.4 GHz frequency band provides a wider coverage area but at lower data speeds, while the 5 GHz band offers less coverage but higher data speeds.

Remember: For the most accurate speed result, connect your computer to the internet using an Ethernet cable and use proper speed test websites. Wi-Fi tests are not accepted by us.

Recommended speed test websites: You can use www.speedtest.net or www.nperf.com. Before conducting the speed test, power cycle your modem and end all internet usage on devices connected to your network.

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