My Wi-Fi is very slow. What could be causing this?
How far were you from the router were you when experiencing slow Wi-Fi? If you have a three-storey house, the router is on the ground floor and you have a Wi-Fi black spot on the top floor, there’s your answer. The fix?
A Wi-Fi mesh network to ‘blanket’ your home. TP-Link Deco (around ₹24,999) has launched, joining Netgear Orbi (₹28,990) and Google Wifi (around ₹26,000 for a set of three).
The type of walls in your house also affect Wi-Fi coverage – brick, stone and plaster walls with corrugated wire can block wireless internet signals. The fix? Reposition your router. Having it in the centre of your house is ideal.
Unfortunately, a lot of home devices block Wi-Fi radio waves. Microwaves and baby monitors, for example, often use the same wireless frequency (2.4GHz) as routers. The fix? Ensure wireless speakers, baby monitors and wireless phones are not situated between you and your router.
Installing a few Wi-Fi repeaters around your home could be another quick fix, but be aware that repeaters weaken the signal from your router, which may cause issues with streaming or downloading content.