Tweak your router

HWM (Malaysia) - - FEATURE -

If you're ad­ven­tur­ous, there are a cou­ple of other things that you can do to im­prove the per­for­mance of your router for free. One of the first things you should do is to en­sure that your router is run­ning on the lat­est firmware. Router man­u­fac­tur­ers of­ten make soft­ware tweaks to im­prove the per­for­mance and se­cu­rity of their routers, so it is im­por­tant to make sure that your router is run­ning on the ab­so­lute lat­est soft­ware.

And since you are al­ready in your router’s man­age­ment sys­tem, you might as well take the op­por­tu­nity to op­ti­mize your router set­tings. One thing you should def­i­nitely do is to make sure that you are us­ing a Wi-Fi chan­nel that is not used by other Wi-Fi net­works in your area, or at least one that is not heav­ily con­gested.

Ad­di­tion­ally, if you have a tri-band router, it is worth spend­ing the time and ef­fort to man­u­ally man­age your Wi-Fi net­works. Our rec­om­men­da­tion is to turn off band steer­ing, which au­to­mat­i­cally as­signs client de­vices, and man­u­ally as­sign per­for­mance-crit­i­cal de­vices to one of the 5GHz net­works and then ev­ery­thing else to the other 5GHz net­work or even the 2.4GHz net­work. This way, you en­sure that per­for­mance-crit­i­cal de­vices get the best pos­si­ble per­for­mance.

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