Guest Post: ASUS Provides Tips For Improving Wi-Fi At Home

As the return to work and school remains on the distant horizon, many people are continuing to rely on their home Wi-Fi networks more than ever before. However, with entire households now streaming video content, working remotely and accessing e-learning classes, it’s creating additional strain that can lead to bandwidth and connectivity issues. Here are some tips from ASUS on improving the quality of WiFi networks at home:

  1. Placement matters: Wi-Fi is a non-prioritized wireless signal, as opposed to signals from printers, phones, baby monitors or security cameras. To avoid interference, make sure your router is at least one to three feet away from such devices.
  2. Make sure your firmware is up to date: Most manufacturers continue to tweak software after a product’s first release – so update your firmware on a regular basis for performance improvements, better features and security updates. Additionally, updating the drivers in your PC can improve the overall experience and performance of your Wi-Fi.
  3.  Change the channel: Most routers will operate on a standardized channel. It’s possible that you might share the channel with nearby neighbours, creating issues with your signal. Consider using a free Wi-Fi scanning app to check for which Wi-Fi channel is used the most and try switching it to another.
  4.  Create a media bridge for device-heavy areas: Imagine a living room with a smart TV, TV-streaming hardware, gaming consoles and smart speakers. While all these feature built-in Wi-Fi, you can get much better reception and performance by using a low-cost router to function as a media bridge. To do this, just connect a hardline cable from the router to your TV, console or streaming device.
  5. Upgrade your hardware: If all else fails, it might be time to consider upgrading to a new router, especially if yours is a few years old. A mesh router can provide strong coverage for large houses and concrete-walled apartments alike. The ASUS ZenWiFi CT8 Router, for example, delivers perfect coverage to every corner of your home, for houses of all shapes and sizes. An older router can be limiting the speed to which your devices can perform, so you might want to consider upgrading.

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