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Intermittent internet connection using Wi-Fi

1. Router positioning

Most people underestimate the importance of choosing a good location for a Wi-Fi router. Even small changes in positioning can end up being the difference between day and night.

        •  High and low

        Place the router as high as possible to extend the broadcast range of the radio waves. This also helps to clear possible interference from the router.

        • Distance to router

        The further you are from the router, the weaker the Wi-Fi signal. So your best bet is to place your router as close to your device as possible, but this is only practical if you have a primary area to use your device.

          • Concrete and Metal

          Make sure your router is not blocked by any other objects, especially electronics. Also, avoid placing your router in a basement, as this area is usually surrounded by a lot of concrete, making it nearly impossible for Wi-Fi signals to penetrate.

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          Wireless Interference and Noise

          You may never notice, but wherever you go, there are wireless signals all around you, and they’re passing through you all the time. Electronic devices, Wi-Fi routers, satellites, cell towers, etc.

          Although the frequency of Wi-Fi should be different from most of these devices, the amount of radio noise can still cause interference. Some common causes of interference include:

          • Microwave oven
          • Bluetooth device
          • Television
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          Ambient Wi-Fi signal

          It’s a fact of the modern world that every home has its own Wi-Fi network, which can cause problems with overlapping channels. This can be a problem in townhouses, but is especially problematic in residential areas and condos, where there may be many routers nearby.

          That’s why it’s important to choose a good channel in your router settings. Modern routers can automatically choose the channel for you, but sometimes it’s best to do your own research and find the best channel.

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          Usage

          However, it’s more likely that people on your network (such as friends, roommates, or family) are engaging in bandwidth-hungry activities such as gaming and streaming Ultrabox/Netflix.

          Fortunately, if this is the case, you can prioritize your own network traffic by enabling Quality of Service in your router settings.

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          Written by KokPeng

          28 Apr, 2022

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