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3 Ways to Optimize Your Home Internet Signal

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Almost all homes in Australia have devices that connect to the internet. Appliances such as smartphones, laptops, video game consoles, and smart TVs require a fast and reliable internet connection. A lag in internet speeds can be attributed to many factors, but the bottom line is that it is an annoying experience that leaves many users frustrated. If you need top speeds for downloading and uploading huge files, playing video games online, or for streaming high definition movies and TV shows, then you might have to optimize your home internet connection. Here are some top tips for tuning your home network to achieve top speeds.

Router Placement -- The positioning of your router will determine the strength of your internet signal and subsequently browse experience. A Wi-Fi signal emanates from the antenna of the router and moves in a spherical manner. In this sense, it is recommended that you position the router at the centre of your home, especially on the ceiling. However, if this location is impossible, make sure that there are no solid barriers such as walls that might block penetration of the signal. Also, the router should be elevated off the ground to boost the signal to distant areas of the house.   

Router Upgrade -- As the number of connected devices in your home increase, your old router might not keep up with the new network demands. Tech experts recommend that routers that are older than three years be replaced. Furthermore, if you are forced to reboot the router every time all devices are connected, or you continuously experience delays when streaming movies or music, then you should consider upgrading the router. You should also choose a router than conforms to the accepted international wireless connection standards. The router must be compatible with all connected devices. Apart from compatibility, the router must have a faster processor to improve network speed. When you upgrade the router, be mindful of future gadgets that you might buy. Furthermore, you have to update the firmware of your router regularly to prevent unauthorized network breaches.

Powerline Adaptors -- If you have a large home with multiple rooms, then a single router might not be adequate to amplify the Wi-Fi signal to all locations. You can use the existing electrical wiring connection as a network to transfer data. All you need to do is to tweak the power system into a data network by hooking a powerline adaptor to the power outlets. The devices eliminate the need to drag a network cable from one room to the next.