TIPS FOR GIVING YOUR BROADBAND A FREE BOOST
GIVE THINGS A QUICK REBOOT
If you haven’t given your router a reboot in a while then this is a good idea as it can clear any issues that are slowing things down. Before you do anything make sure nobody is in the middle of downloading a box set. If all is clear then switch your hub off…wait for at least 30 seconds then turn it back on again. It will a few minutes to reset itself but it could be well worth the hassle.
CHECK THE POSITION
Don’t keep your router in a cabinet as this can hinder how well it performs. If you can, keep it out in the open so the signal is free to roam.
MOVE YOUR ROUTER AWAY FROM OTHER GADGETS
Move your router at least one metre away from objects such as televisions, wireless speakers and cordless phones. These devices have their own signals and can mess with your Wi-Fi.
DON’T LIE THINGS FLAT
Keep your router upright, with the front lights facing into the room. This makes sure the signal goes outwards and around your home.
GET YOUR ROUTER OFF THE FLOOR
It’s best not have your Hub router on the floor so find a table to place it on and that should help improve things.
WATCH OUT FOR FISH
Own a fish tank? Make sure your aquatic pets aren’t in the way of your router as water can seriously disrupt things when trying to get online.