Sunday, 12 March 2017

How to Improve Wi-Fi Performance

The evolution to delivering carrier Wi-Fi is about more than technology and standards—it’s about deploying carrier-grade service assurance processes. Many enterprises depend on Wi-Fi as a critical delivery mechanism for business applications and financial transactions.

It’s quite possible to boost your Wi-Fi speed yourself, although the solution could be as simple as moving your router or as persnickety as switching Wi-Fi frequencies.
“The distance between the router and connecting devices, as well as the number of walls and floors in between, make a big difference.

Here is ways to improve Wi-Fi Performance.

  • Latest Router Firmware

Firmware functions as the OS for your router. It is somewhat permanent, because it cannot be changed until a new firmware update becomes available. Consider updating the firmware to improve performance, fix bugs and upgrade security options. However, be cautious: A firmware update can be a bit dangerous because if the update is interrupted, your router could become useless. Connecting the router to the computer with a cable during the updating process greatly reduces that risk

  • WiFi Range Extender
WiFi Range Extender plugs into a main socket to boost Wi-Fi signals, and it can help the signal get to a building's hard-to-reach places. All Wi-Fi routers can work reliably up to a certain distance, but past that, the signal gets poor. Wireless range extenders—also called wireless repeaters or Wi-Fi expanders—will boost signal strength. Although it is not a router, it should be located using the same protocols. Place it near the router so it gets a good signal, but also close enough to the edge of coverage so it can revive the weak points. 

  • Quality of Service Tools
The QoS settings are usually found under advanced settings in the network's administrator interface. Limits can be placed on the bandwidth certain applications use, and downloads may be scheduled to run more slowly during times of increased network traffic. In addition, measuring real-time performance and analyzing that data can provide insights regarding how Wi-Fi is being used. Information that can be collected includes: the connection rates of wireless APs and third-party devices; the distribution of 802.11g, 802.11n or 802.11ac clients; the speed capability and distribution of various wireless devices and 5GHz versus 2.4 GHz connection rates.

  • Authentication and Encryption
 Defiantly wireless network should be password protected. But even with a password, the latest wireless technology (802.11ac) and two or three radio access points that support speeds up to 1.3 Gbps, performance could be slow. That is because wireless networks with the faster speed technology do not support older types of authentication and encryption. Check that security on the network is WPA-2 or better.

  • Environment Disturbance or Interference 

Other electronic devices—including other Wi-Fi routers—cell towers, microwaves, Bluetooth devices  can cause trouble which cause lot of disturbance in Wifi which lead to network disturbance. Generally Wi-Fi is on a different frequency than such devices, but the sheer amount of "radio noise" can cause interference. Android users can check out Wi-Fi Analyzer to find the perfect channel. 


1 comment:

  1. Nice to read your article! I am looking forward to sharing your adventures and experiences. Wi-Fi Range Extender