Once upon a time, we practiced all the yoga poses with the radio and TV antenna in order to leave the snow behind and get a good signal.

We’ve also seen partners shouldering their partners with their arm in the air, trying to get a little more coverage.

But none of that compares to the chaos that ensues in trying to get good Internet or WiFi itself, that manna of wireless interconnection that we all need in our lives like coffee on Mondays or vermouth on Sundays. Desperate people have been seen, in search of how to improve Internet speed, praying in distress on street corners, asking the God of technology for a solution.

How to Improve Internet Speed: 6 Tips for Faster Internet Speed

For all those people who have such a hard time trying to find out what the hell is going on that pages never load and files never download, for all of them, this article will try to elucidate how to improve Internet speed with the techniques and tactics that we can enjoy in this year 2020.

1. Test your speed

Just sensing that your Internet is going badly is not enough; that is why the best thing you can do is to test your speed, to test it. Because if you don’t really know the speed you already have, you will never know if you are improving it a lot, a little, or getting worse. For this there are a lot of applications that you can find on the Internet. Do not limit yourself to a single measurement, perform the process for several days and on several occasions, so you can assume the times of saturation or some specific problems.

2. Restart your network

It may seem too easy, but there are connectivity problems that can be solved by rebooting the router, such as operating system failures, two devices that have the same IP and this conflict causes the network to fail, excessive heat…
So, you know, hit the “fat button” before going crazy looking for possible intricate problems and solutions.

3. Beware of interference

You may not have suspected it, but there are devices that are not linked to WiFi and can sometimes operate on the same 2.4 Ghz or 5 GHz frequencies.
From Bluetooth devices, cell phones, baby monitors, poorly positioned satellite dishes, power supplies, LCD screens… Microwaves, for example, can generate radio frequencies that hinder the network, slow it down or even disconnect it.
For that reason you should place the router strategically and as far away as possible. It may also be a good idea to turn off (temporarily) those electronic devices that may bother you, to see how their interference affects you. We can solve the frequency interferences by changing the WiFi channel for the router.

4. The best wifi channel

Your friendly neighbors and their inherent routers may interfere with yours, causing your signal to suffer. This is because wireless routers operate on a number of different channels. It is best to put yours on the channel that is least likely to have the least amount of interference. To find the channel that suits you best, you can use tools such as Wi-Fi Stumbler or Wi-Fi Analyzer.

5. Say no to the wifi thief

Even if your router has that impossible-to-memorize password, it can be very easy to hack by the minimally knowledgeable. The expert WiFi thieves know it, I’m not saying they are something like Carmen Sandiego or Ethan Hunt, but they usually find out in an easy way the password of others, especially if you still use the password that comes from the factory.
Therefore, for the sake and security of our WiFi, the best thing to do is to drastically increase the security of the router. Use a WPA key or eternalize the key by lengthening it endlessly and customizing it, so that the wifi kleptomaniac will give up trying to hack it.

6. Bandwidth-sucking applications

Look around; if there is someone out there who does not stop with video calls, who has no life because he dedicates it to online games, who on top of that downloads torrents in droves or polishes platforms like Netflix all day long… surely that one, if it is not you, is the one who is killing your Internet speed.

Activities such as those mentioned above are the ones that can eat up a large part of your bandwidth, causing your Internet speed to suffer for the rest of the users. It is necessary to give preference to some applications over others, so that the most important ones receive the bandwidth they deserve.

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