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How Can I Make My Satellite Internet Faster Over Wifi?

If you are experiencing slower than expected speeds when using satellite Internet services, the problem could be your device. For example, if you are streaming, you may notice that the graphics don't always offer the same quality due to connectivity. Connectivity issues are especially noticeable when frames per second (FPS) drop. FPS is the image display rate, so when playing a video at 24fps, you'll see 24 distinct images every second. On-screen movements may appear less fluid on a slow internet connection, and it can even cause images to look pixelated.

To overcome these issues, you should remember that the limiting factor may not be the connectivity between your satellite dish and the geostationary satellite in orbit above you. You might be suffering from latency due to a poor Wi-Fi signal.

How To Reduce Latency on Satellite Internet Using Wi-Fi

If you are experiencing latency on Wi-Fi, take these steps to troubleshoot and reduce latency on satellite Internet:

  • First, plug your device into your router with an Ethernet cable.
  • If the latency disappears, the likelihood is that the Wi-Fi connection was not strong enough.
  • Try moving your device closer to your router or moving objects that might block or reflect Wi-Fi signals.

Alternatively, you can move your router to a more central location in your home or office to speed up your connection. Remove any surrounding objects that may weaken the signal, too. These might include concrete walls, microwave ovens, baby monitors or other wireless networks.

You can use Wi-Fi repeaters, too. Bear in mind that they don't boost Wi-Fi signals. They merely relay data packets back and forth to extend the range of your Wi-Fi's workable area rather than augment the signal strength.

How To Boost Your Satellite Internet Signal

The technicians at Konnect know how to boost your satellite Internet signal for optimal service. There are some technicalities to this, but the theory is rather simple. Your satellite dish will work best if it is pointed directly towards the satellite providing the service. That's why we always ensure that the dish is correctly lined up and that the signal is strong when installing the equipment.

Not only should your satellite dish be pointed directly at the satellite in space, but it should also have an uninterrupted line of sight. So, if you have put a ladder in the way of it or a shrub has grown in front of it, it is a good idea to remove them. Sometimes snow, leaves, and other debris may also settle on a satellite dish. If this is the case, the signal levels may drop, so it's best to brush off accumulated snow. Be careful not to knock the dish out of its alignment.

Get the Most From Konnect's Fast Satellite Internet

It is also worth mentioning the number of devices you may have connected to your Wi-Fi at any one time. More devices mean more data gets passed through your satellite Internet service. To get the most from your Internet connection, turn off any devices you are not using.

You can usually set operating systems to check for updates and downloads at non-peak times. Do this for your mobile devices and computers. Internet usage is usually at its lowest during the night, so let your devices update while you're tucked in bed. In addition, remember to keep your drivers up to date. It can help reduce latency on satellite Internet, enabling you to maximise all available bandwidth for demanding tasks, such as gaming or streaming.

How Can I Increase My Internet Connection Speed?

Have you been wondering, How can I make my satellite Internet faster? Then consider upgrading your package. It's a great way to increase your connection speed. Plus, you'll get even more priority data for faster Internet throughout the month! Our high-speed satellite broadband packages include the following:

The Lite package: with average speeds of up to 37 Mbps, this plan is suitable for families. You can:

  • experience TV in high definition
  • live streams
  • 75 GB of priority data monthly

The Plus package: with high speeds of up to 75 Mbps average, this plan is rapid enough for busy homes in need of speed. No matter where you live in Ireland. You can enjoy:

  • full-HD video streaming
  • gaming
  • 120 GB of high-speed data allowance monthly