Want faster wifi? Here are 5 weirdly easy tips.

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We’ve been putting our routers in the wrong place this whole time.

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Wifi signals are made of radio waves that have a shorter wavelength than AM radio and cell phones but longer than satellite tv. How can I make my wifi faster? There are several things you can do to make your wifi faster without paying more, and they mostly have to do with the placement of your wifi router.

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28 Comments on Want faster wifi? Here are 5 weirdly easy tips.

  1. I thought I had a router problems and it turned out to be a shady cable connection from the outside. The problem would magnify in the evening during high usage. I finally called Charter and I did some tweaking on the signal amplifier because he hooked it up wrong. I also bought a 5g wireless usb adapter because there is less interference on 5g. Much success! No mas cursing.

  2. And number 6, the most important one for people living in blocks of flats: Change your broadcasting channel to a less busy one. This means run a quick scan to see which broadcasts you can see, check what channel they're broadcasting in, pick a different channel than the most common one. Channels still interfere with +-5 around them, so Channel 1 is only completely separate from Channel 6 and up, etc.

  3. 1st one should get a dual band router (2,4 MHz and 5 MHz)
    2nd get a Wifi analyzer app in order to measure the signal strength and measure how many different routers exit in nearby apartments…I live in a building where I could find 8 different at 2,4 MHz with overlapping channels (lot of noise causing decrease in speed)…just 2 with 5MHz !

  4. You missed some super easy tips for the signal strength. first is that you can disable some features like the WPS button (that won't cause much of an improvement but a slight one) and the second one which is actually something everyone should do is to look at what channel it is on and what channel other wifi signals are on. chances are you are using a 2.4 g signal which only has like 11 channels, if you have a lot of different signals, this can cause problems but if you switch it to a different channel, you can go to one that doesn't have as many other things interacting with it and causes for better strength.

  5. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is part of the World Health Organization. One of its goals is to identify causes of cancer. IARC has stated that there is limited evidence that RF radiation causes cancer in animals and humans, and classifies RF radiation as “possibly carcinogenic to humans” (Group 2B). This was based on the finding of a possible link in at least one study between cell phone use and a specific type of brain tumor. IARC considers the evidence overall to be “limited” because of the conflicting findings and methodologic limitations in some of the studies.

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