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What Can I Do for More Efficient Wi-Fi Use?

There are several possible reasons for decreases in Wi-Fi connection speed. These factors may vary depending on various factors and environmental conditions in your network. Here are some common reasons that can cause Wi-Fi speed drops:


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


2. Frequency Density: Other Wi-Fi networks or electronic devices around you may interfere with Wi-Fi signals operating on the same frequency. This will cause signal confusion and loss of speed.


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


4. Network Congestion: If many devices on your network are connected at the same time, this will mean that your modem will not be able to respond to all devices at the same time and will queue requests. In this case, it will reduce the connection speed.


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


6. Interference and Electromagnetic Effects: Microwave ovens, Bluetooth devices, refrigerators, televisions, etc. It may be affected by the signals of the devices, which may affect your internet speed.

To solve these problems and improve Wi-Fi performance, you can try these steps:
1. Place your modem in a more central location.
2. Update your modem or upgrade to a higher capacity model. You can buy the devices we recommend from our online store.
3. Expand your network using MESH solutions for large or multi-storey homes. A single device may be insufficient for large or multi-storey homes.
4. Try a different Wi-Fi channel.
5. Check the number of devices and disconnect unnecessary connections, the number of people connected to your modem may affect your speed.
6. We recommend using a 5GHz Wi-Fi network instead of a 2.4GHz Wi-Fi network. The main difference between the two bands is coverage and data rate. The 2.4 GHz frequency band provides wider coverage than the 5 GHz band, but with lower data rates. The 5 GHz band provides less coverage than the 2.4 GHz band but has a higher data rate.
Don't forget: To get the most accurate speed result, connect your computer to the internet with an ethernet cable and test using the right speed test sites. Any tests performed via WI-FI are not accepted by us.
The speed test sites we recommend: You can use www.speedtest.net - www.nperf.com. Before performing a speed test, turn your modem off and on again and stop using the internet on all devices using your internet connection before starting the test.

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