Intel WI-FI experts have revealed four tips that can increase your internet speed.
They can help eliminate dead zones in your home, but may cost a little more initially.
The first tip on Intel’s list is “Use a Wi-Fi range extender.”
Extenders can be useful for anyone who wants to extend their current router further into their home.
Intel explains: “While this may not speed up the connection, it can boost the signal in the dead spots in your home or office.”
You may want to add an extension on another floor.
Experts often recommend purchasing an extender that is the same brand as your router or that your ISP says is compatible.
Next on Intel’s list is “add access points.”
Access points can help you create a mesh network that spans your home and also gives you more coverage.
This can be useful if you have a house with multiple floors or many rooms.
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Third, Intel says: “Accelerate data flow.”
It says: “You can adjust your Wi-Fi router settings to increase the channel width with options of 20, 40, 80 and even 160 MHz to improve Wi-Fi connection speed and extend the range.”
Finally, Intel recommends: “Update routers, gateways and devices to the latest Wi-Fi 6 standard.”
If you’ve had your router for many years, it probably doesn’t meet the latest device standards.
A router that says 802.11ax or Wi-Fi 6 means it’s probably fairly new and should give you good service.
You may see additional numbers on your device indicating that an upgrade is required.
It can be a bad sign if your router shows the number 802.11a/b/g.
This probably means the device is old and could be replaced.