Things have changed. Gone are the days where we could go a day or two without having to be connected to the internet or available on our phones. Today, we are constantly on the go, and we need to be connected to the internet constantly. Many employers today require you to be available at all times, and if you are out of office, it is still expected of you to work from time to time. It has never been more important to have a steady, reliable internet connection at all times, and Home Fibre is your best option for this.
Is there anything as frustrating as a slow internet connection when you need to be connected? No – there simply is not.
There are quite a few things that can affect the speed of your internet connection. The environment in which your connection resides can affect your internet speed, as well as the distance between your Router and your devices, old modems and routers and external interference’s.
Here are a few things you can do to improve the speed of your Home Fibre broadband wi-fi:
Find the center in your home
The further your devices are from your router, the weaker your Home Fibre signal will be. The best way to ensure that you have a consistent internet connection is to find the center in your home, and place your router there so that all of your devices have the same signal strength. The higher your router is placed, the stronger your connection will be, so find a spot in your home that is central to the location of all your devices, and place your router on a shelf to increase the height.
Get a direct line of sight
The fewer things are ‘in the way’ between your device and your router, the better your signal strength will be. If your signal has to travel through objects like walls before reaching your device, it is likely weaker than it can be. Having a clear and direct line of sight between your router and your device gives you the strongest possible connection with no interruptions.
Learn the list of objects that could be affecting your speed
There are quite a few things that can affect the strength of your Home Fibre signal, and knowing exactly what affects your signal will enable you to avoid these items, making your connection stronger in the process. Things like neighboring Fibre networks, cordless phones, baby monitors and Bluetooth devices can all affect your signal strength. Other devices like halogen desk lamps, dimmer switches, speakers and even electrical fences can affect your signal.