Even if you have the best Internet rate contracted, that does not mean that your connection works well. You may have problems with speed, stability, continuous cuts… To really take advantage of what you have contracted, it is essential that you take into account some factors that we are going to show you. The objective is to ensure that the network works perfectlywhether you connect via cable or via Wi-Fi.
You may have noticed that your connection is not working as it should. Maybe you have even decided, or are planning, to change rates to see if the problems are solved. However, this is generally not going to happen. If you have problems with your internetmost likely it is because you are making a mistake.
Take advantage of your connection
It is important that you take certain measures into account so that the Internet connection works correctly. This way, you will be able to take advantage of the rate you have contracted, and have good speed, quality and stability. Sometimes, just by making a few adjustments, you can notice a significant improvement.
Use a good network cable
The first thing is to have a good network cable. If you are going to connect wired, it is essential to have an Ethernet cable that allows you to achieve good speed and stability. If you have one that is old or in poor condition, it can lead to cuts or not being able to really take advantage of the contracted fiber optics.
A clear example is if you have a cable below Cat 5e. That means that the connection will be limited to a maximum of 100 Mbps. If you have contracted 500 Mbps of fiber, for example, you would not be able to take advantage of it. You will need to have at least Cat 5e cable.
Locate the router well
A fairly common mistake is place the router in a bad place. You may place it in an area where the connection does not reach well or there are problems with possible interference. This will mean that the Wi-Fi network will not work as it should and you will not be able to take advantage of the rate you have contracted, even if it is very good.
It is best to place the router in a central area of the home. This way, you will be able to distribute the signal better. Do not place it near walls or thick walls, nor next to other devices, such as those that use Bluetooth, as they will cause interference. Also avoid placing it in corner areas, where you will not take advantage of the connection.
Have good Wi-Fi receivers
Another key factor is having good wireless receivers. For example, if you are going to connect from a laptop and want to have quality Wi-Fi connection, it is essential that the network card is good. Make sure it is dual band, compatible with Wi-Fi 6 and supports good speed.
You can always change the computer card. You can even buy one that connects to the USB port, so you will be able to configure it very easily and start using it. Make sure you buy one with guarantees, to make it work as best as possible.
Devices in good condition
Have good devices, is key for the connection to work well. But it is also important to have them in good condition. For example, you must take care of the router, any wireless repeaters you have, as well as the devices you connect to the network, such as a computer or mobile phone. That will help you really take advantage of your Internet connection.
For example, it is important to have everything up to date. You should also review the security, to prevent intruders that could put the connection at risk. This can affect when connecting to the network and you could have problems achieving a good connection, whether you connect via Wi-Fi or cable.
As you can see, you can take into account all this that we have shown to make the most of your Internet connection. That will help you have good speed, quality and stability. If you are wondering why the Internet is slow, there are different causes but some of the main ones are the ones we have shown.