Understanding your internet speed and what it means can help you get the most out of your internet connection.  Reach out to our support team to help you choose the right internet speed for the way you use the internet and make the most of your speed by optimizing your system.

How to Maximize your Internet Speed

If certain websites are taking longer than normal to load try a few of these steps to maximize your connection.

  1. Reboot your network
    Sometimes modems will pick up interference from nearby networks.  to fix this, reboot the network.  The router is setup to detect interference, and restarting the router can cause it to use a less congested wireless signal which could improve performance.  Below is a video on how to reboot your network.

  2. Check that there aren’t conflicting signals.
    Make sure your wireless routers signal isn’t conflicting with a cordless phone in your home or a wireless camera. If the Ghz on your router (usually 2.4Ghz or 5.8 GHz) match the GHz on your phone, your connection might be slower when the phone is in use. Try unplugging the phone base and remove the handset battery. Now, see if your wireless network connection is stable.

    Many other common household devices can interfere with the strength of your wireless connection.
    Examples: cell phone, Bluetooth devices, televisions, dimmer switches, fans, fluorescent lights, copy machines, microwaves, treadmills, wireless surveillance systems, wireless speakers, wireless baby monitors, motion detector lights, garage door openers. Try turning off (and unplugging) electronic devices in your home.  If that solves the problem (but you still need to use the devices) try moving them so it and the modem aren’t in the same line of sight.  In some cases, you may need to separate devices by as much as 5 to 10 feet before you see consistent improvements.

  3. Check the other devices on your network
    If other people on your network are downloading or streaming media from the internet, it’s probably bogging down your connection.  Try turning off other devices to improve the speed of your connection.
  4. Place your devices closer to your router.
    A weak signal can cause lower speeds and spotty connections.  Try to place your devices as close to your router as possible,  Ensure that the router is in a high, open space and not clocked away in a cabinet.  Also, be sure your router is clear of dust and properly ventilated.  If your home is a very large home reach out to our support department and ask about our mesh units we offer to increase your wifi range.