Although it makes things easier in everyday life, wireless networks are generally more prone to interference than wired connections. The disturbances can come from both invisible disturbances, such as the neighbour’s network, and physical obstacles, such as thick concrete walls and the cupboard in which you are trying to hide the router. All of these electronic and physical disturbances can prevent your network from reaching every room, slow down your speed, or cause your internet to drop out.
Common reasons for unstable network:
- Thick/solid walls or ceilings (especially concrete).
- Accumulations of water, for example floors with waterborne heat.
- Large/thick metal objects.
Bathroom and kitchen between router and receiver: tiles, mirrors and pipe systems interfere with the signals.
If you have the router inside the tv stand, the walls and doors will block the signals.
Large simultaneous use of the network can delay the signal and thus the speed of your network.
Large simultaneous use in the neighborhood can delay the signal and thus the speed of your network (applies to copper broadband, wireless broadband and mobile broadband).
Interference from other wireless devices can also affect the internet signal.
Tips for better wifi at home
Before you try any of the tips below, you should double check that you get a stable signal and good speed into the house from the supplier. You do this by connecting a network cable directly from the router to your pc, and then testing your internet speed. Remember to unplug the power before starting advanced troubleshooting.
Find the error
Before embarking on various measures to improve the signal at home, you should do some simple troubleshooting to clarify what is actually the problem with your network. You can easily do this yourself. Start by connecting a computer directly to your modem or router. Make sure no one is burdening your network and run a speed test. This connected test shows how fast the network you get into the home actually is.
How to solve internet problems
Note the result and then move to the other places where you experience unstable network, whether it is on the edge of the bed, from the corner of the sofa, the kitchen, out on the balcony or on another floor. In short, all places where you use the internet regularly. Which rooms have the worst results? This quickly shows whether distance to routes or other factors come into play. If you get confirmation that there is a large loss of speed depending on where in the home you are, then you should go through the tips below to remedy the problem.