Poor lighting, an uncomfortable chair, and a poor internet connection can hamper your productivity. The slow network may be caused by other devices being connected all day long if other family members are also working from home.
1. Move the router
The Wi-Fi signal is of better horizontal quality than the router. This is why it is best to place it on the floor of the house you are working on. Place the router in a central place in the apartment, such as a hallway, to transmit signals evenly. It’s better to put it on a shelf than in a closet because the more obstructions like doors and walls, the worse the signal.
2. Connect the device to the network cable
With all the advancements in wireless technology, connecting devices directly to the network cable will improve the network because wires are always fast and reliable. On the other hand, your device is no longer a burden on the wireless Wi-Fi network used by other family members.
3. Get a signal amplifier
Sometimes the problem is not in bad internet but in weak signal in one part of the house. For a “dead zone” far from the router and separated by several walls, it is best to install a Wi-Fi signal booster. If there are more problem areas in the apartment that do not pick up the signal, it is better to think about a new router.
4. Use a Wi-Fi access point
Almost every smartphone offers the ability to access the hotspot and share a Wi-Fi connection. This will come in handy if at some point your internet runs out and you need to get the job done. In this case, monitor your internet consumption.
5. Select a package with faster internet
If your family expands and you have more devices than a few years ago, you may need a new router and a different internet package, the New York Times writes.
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