Although the wireless signal is a marvel that allows us to move freely with our devices and enjoy a space free of cables to be connected to the internet, the truth is that sometimes it can be limited.
If this is your case and you want to know how to speed up your WiFi internet connection, keep reading because we are going to give you a good amount of advice.
In case you are concerned, know that with these tricks you will not be doing anything illegal, We are not going to tell you to connect to the neighbor or anything like that. We will work with the signal that you have contracted with your provider and we will do a couple more things, all of them very simple. Go for it!
Steps and tricks to speed up and make the internet Wi-Fi signal go faster
Increasing the coverage of the WiFi signal is quite simple although it is something limited and whose options do not work in all cases. In any case, know that you will be able to improve the results in terms of the speed of your internet network. Let’s see them one by one.
Update and configure the router correctly
For update the firmware of your router you don’t have more than access your configuration page. This is an IP address that is usually 192.168.1.1 But, if this is not the case, don’t worry because you can see for yourself, quickly and easily which one you should enter.
- Go to “Control Panel“.
- Enter the options “Network and Internet“.
- Here, you must access the section “Local area“.
- Go to “Details“. A window will open with information between which is your” default gateway “and which is a numerical value divided by points.
- Once you are clear about your address, enter it in your browser bar.
Generally, you will need to Login with username and password:
- These might be easily guessable as “admin“,”123“and the like.
- Another option is call your operator directly and that they give you the Login or that they take care, with you on the phone, to carry out the update by entering themselves.
- On the internet there are sure many sites where good Samaritans who already know the Login let them know; surely with a simple search you will find out yours.
- Once you log in you will see that there is various information about your router and your connection classified in tabs (do not forget this window because we will refer you to it in other tricks). In the “Device Information” sub-tab, from the “Status” tab, you can check which is the current version of the firmware your router uses.
- Depending on the brand of your device, you can check if there is a more updated version from right here or not, as there is also the possibility of doing the update from here.
If this is not the case, you will have to enter the company’s website in question, check the latest version released for your router model and, if different, download it from there.
Another key aspect in configuration is the choice of WPA2 as an encryption version. Do it as follows:
- Inside the router configuration, look for the folder or tab “Wireless” or “Network”. The nomenglature is variable, so as much as we try to help you, you will have to do a little research among the options.
- The idea is to reach the WLAN networks menu and, here, surely you have to access “Security” or “Security”.
- Once inside, you will find the option “Authentication Type” or “Authentication mode”; choose for your network WPA / WPA2-PSK.
Protect and hide your wireless network
To prevent anyone from trying to enter it, make your network name not visible. For it:
- Go to the router configuration, as we have just seen above.
- Uncheck the option “Enable SSID Broadcast”, “Enable SSID” or similar. Your location may vary but we will generally find it in the “Network” tab and, here, in the WLAN zone.
- You will have to save your changes for this to take effect.
Thus, you prevent access to others, which allows speed up internet by WiFi. Well, more than speeding up, what you do is prevent anyone from slowing it down with unauthorized use.
The problem with it is that You will not be able to see it either when you search for networks with your devices. For this reason, make sure you are connected to all of them before doing so or you will have to do and undo each time.
On the other hand, change password from your network. This is by default and consists of a series of uppercase and / or lowercase letters and numbers. However, there are key generators which are based on those already known and on the generation method of each company, so that it is possible that, with some time, someone skilled will obtain it.
To do it:
- Again you must go to configuration of your router.
- In the same location of the SSID option that we have seen you will also have a “Security” or “Security” subtab for LAN. Press it.
- The new open window will allow you, among other things, modify your password, being able to enter the one you prefer.
- Ends accepting the changes.
Using a Wi-Fi repeater or amplifier
Repeaters and amplifiers are simple solutions that, living up to their name, repeat or amplify the signal that reaches them, releasing it again with a similar power (although somewhat lower, yes).
This solution is ideal for very large spaces, with too many partitions or other infrastructures that the waves crash and are lost, zones of several plants or too elongated.
Choose a correct place to locate the router
This should be placed in the central point considering the areas of use. That is, if there are areas where we are not going to connect, let’s move the router away from them and enhance those where we do use the network. Of these, it is best to place it as centered as possible because the WiFi connection works by waves, which will act as a radio if the router is centered.
On the other hand, it is important that this do not stand near other devices that operate with similar frequency as would the telephone. Also, do not decide on low places such as in a drawer or the floor of the closet.
Use 5 GHz WiFi
Currently, all routers that are being delivered they are dual band, that is, they already have the option to choose between 2.4 or 5G or GHz. To enjoy a higher bandwidth and a faster data transfer, you just have to choose to navigate on the signal that is emitted in 5GHz.
In general, if the router allows it, it will come configured so that both are available and you only have to choose the network (they are called differently) to your liking. However, if this does not happen naturally, you can do it yourself:
- Once again, you have to go to the router configuration.
- In the folder “Network”, “Networks” or similar you will find two tabs, one with the 2.4 network and another with the 5GHz network. Click on the latter.
- You probably have the SSID option disabled that we have seen before and that serves to hide the name of the network. Enable it. Is it may be in the basic window or the SSID may have its own sub-tab; you have to investigate again.
- Save the changes for them to take effect.
- Too you must change the network access mode, selecting 802.11AC. This option will be found in the basic menu of the 5GHz network tab.
- Save the changes again.
- Now search networks with your devices and you will see that it is already visible. Connect to it and, if you want, make it invisible again.
Choose the most suitable WiFi channel
- Again, enter the setting of your router.
- Go to the section you have for your networks (You must already know it by heart! “Network“,”Wlan“).
- Go to the network in question (if you have both 2.4 and 5 do these steps for each of them).
- In the basic options you will find an area to choose the channel what you want.
Choose any other. Channels are air zones through which we connect. Although the router, in general, being in Auto mode chooses well, sometimes it is possible that we are connected to a saturated channel.
- You will have to try one by one to see if they are more decongested and your browsing speed increases.
- Another option is to get a software that analyzes channels and indicate the least crowded.
Use a homemade tin foil trick
Surely you have heard it sometime and have been left wondering if it is true that aluminum foil can accelerate internet connection via WiFi. As simple as doing, with this, structures that emulate walls so that the waves bounce back and thus change the direction of the signal; How do you stay
It is cheap and, in addition, you can go testing, changing the “walls” of site, adding more or removing, etc. Thus, you entertain yourself for a while while giving an effective that to the immensity of the wireless signal.
Of course, this solution does not work miracles. In large or difficult places it will be insufficient but, well, if what you need is a little push, you will get it by digging into the kitchen drawer.
List of the best programs to speed up your connection via Wi-Fi
Lastly, you can try using a WiFi accelerator software. We leave you a few:
- Speedify: It is for iPhone devices.
- NetSpot: Makes a signal scan. It works on iOS.
- WiFi Analyzer: Perform audits for signals on Android.
- Fing: Improve replay on both iOS and Android devices.
- Internet Booster: Generally optimizes the network on Android devices.
If you have any questions, leave them in the comments, we will answer you as soon as possible, and it will surely be of great help to more members of the community. Thank you! 😉