Getting The Best WiFi Performance In Your Home

Getting The Best WiFi Performance In Your Home

Nothing in Mississippi is faster than C Spire Fiber’s gigabit internet.  Ask anyone of the thousands of customers, and they’ll be sure to tell you so. But if you’re like most folks, a growing percentage of your data usage comes on wirelessly connected devices via your in-home WiFi. And as we’ve covered previously, as soon as you are on WiFi, you can expect your Internet speeds to drop significantly.

In this article, we take a look at a few tips you can implement to ensure you’re getting the absolute best out of your amazing C Spire Fiber Gigabit Internet connection when using WiFi.

Equipment Check – WiFi Access Point

Older wireless access points that utilize the 802.11 a, 802.11 b, 802.11 g, or 802.11 n protocols are significantly limiting your in home WiFi performance. In fact, an 802.11 n router will never be able to provide speeds over 300Mbps, even under laboratory like conditions. Put this equipment in the real world and you’d be lucky to pull 150Mbps!

So the biggest impact you can likely make is to be sure you have an 802.11 ac router. These routers are state-of-the-art and include multiple radios and the ability to broadcast across multiple frequencies. The result is a WiFi signal that lets you take advantage of your gigabit Internet connection like no other.

Central Location – WiFi Access Point

Walls are a WiFi signal’s worst enemy. And the more walls you have in between you and your Wifi access point, the weaker your signal is going to be and the slower your speeds will be. So when picking the location for your WiFi access point installation, be sure to try and place it as close to the center of your house as possible. Customers report the best WiFi coverage at distances of up to about 75ft.

Get Your Own Channel

Be sure that your WiFi access point is broadcasting on a reasonably clear channel. If you live in a neighborhood with smaller lots, you may notice your neighbors’ WiFi access points showing up when making a connection. This is a sign that there could too much interference. In this case, you’ll want to change the channel you’re WiFi access point is broadcasting on to one that has little to no neighborhood traffic.

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