5 Ways to Fix Slow Wi-Fi Connection on your Laptop
Posted: Dec 14, 2020
Slow wi-fi connection is a common issue in laptop. It could be due to many reasons, but till the time you don’t know the underlying problem, there’s no solution. So, here we are to help you tackle the issue of slow wi-fi on a laptop with these five fixes. Read on.
Boost Wi-Fi SignalThere are many software available that can help you boost wi-fi signal in a super-easy way. These software allow you to transform the laptop into a wi-fi hotspot. The user interface of the software is also very simple, thus you do not need any help from a technical. Also, you can limit the bandwidth for other devices connected to the hotspot, thus, your laptop will have a better Internet speed.
Get Wi-Fi Mesh System or ExtenderIf your house many walls, there’s a high possibility that it is affecting the signal strength. Having too many walls make it difficult for signals to transmit to all the parts in the house. A wi-fi mesh system or wi-fi extender can solve the problem. A mesh system has many nodes with each working as a router to transmit a signal to another. An extender on the other hand is a single device that redirects the signals received from the router. Mesh system is more efficient in terms of signal strength but it is a little expensive.
Keep Laptop Near RouterIf the laptop is way to away from the router, it might not receive strong network signals. You can try bringing the laptop closer to the router and see if this makes any difference to the speed. There shouldn’t be a wall between the router and the laptop for uninterrupted signal reception.
Close Bandwidth Consuming ProgramsIn case programs are running on the laptop that consume a lot of bandwidth, close them. Such programs, especially online games and video streaming slow down the wi-fi connection on the laptop. Cloud services also consume a lot of bandwidth. Shut down all the applications and check the signal strength again.
Restart Laptop and RouterIf there’s no issue with the Internet Service Provider, no app is consuming a lot of bandwidth and your device is close to the router, but slow wifi is still a problem, reboot your router and laptop. Troubleshooting the device usually solves the issues. Programs running in the background can affect the wifi performance. Rebooting it can open the clog. When rebooting the router, switch if on after 30 seconds.
Last WordsSlow wi-fi connection on a laptop is often not something to worry about. In addition to the above-listed ways, you must check the wifi router control settings also. If you have antivirus installed on the laptop, it could also be slowing down the Internet. Look at that aspect as well. We hope all these ways will help you resolve the slow wifi issue with ease.
Author BioMichelleMichelle is from IT domain. She is working with an MNC and loves to write about technology. Michelle is also a guest blogger and has written on several known portals.
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