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Top Reasons for slow wifi


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  • o1. The distance between you WiFi router and the device you are using is too far. o
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    • - The further the distance from your router, the weaker the signal becomes, and the slower the WiFi speeds
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  • o2. Poor router location o
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    • - If your router is placed behind obstacles such as a cabinet, closet, or anything metal it will actually block the WiFi signal from passing through.
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    • - The more surfaces WiFi has to travel through the weaker the signal will become. This is a result of slower speeds.
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  • o3. Wireless interference o
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    • - Densely populated areas will see significantly more wireless interference.
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    • - You may need your router tuned, give us a call and we can fine tune your router to avoid wireless interference.
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  • o4. Device bandwidth hogging o
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    • - You may have a device on your internal network that is hogging all available bandwidth, leaving no bandwidth for other devices.
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    • - Common causes of this is a Computer update, 4k video streams, game downloads, phone updates, and large file downloads.
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  • o5. Device capabilities o
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    • - Not all devices are created equal. Newer technology such as televisions, laptops, and smartphones will typically be faster than older ones. However even though they will be faster wirelessly they will still not be able to reach full wired speeds.
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