Improve Your Poor Wi-Fi Signal
If you suffer from a weak Wi-Fi signal, then it may be that you are too far away from the router. A poor internet connection over Wi-Fi also occurs when something dense, like metal, is in the way of the transmission route, so try moving around to improve your connectivity speeds. Bear in mind that Wi-Fi boosters don't improve the speed of internet connections – they merely extend the area that the Wi-Fi signal will work.
Connect an Ethernet Cable to Your Router
Wi-Fi can only operate at certain speeds, and the average speed will drop as more devices connect to the same router. Therefore, try plugging your main device(s) into the router with an Ethernet cable. It should improve the speed of the connection to the router, but it won't be able to speed things up if the broadband service you've subscribed to is limited. Bear in mind that Ethernet cables will work for any distance up to 100 metres, so they afford a great degree of flexibility. You will have to put up with the sight of them, however!
Upgrade Your Satellite Broadband Package
If improving your internet connection or weak Wi-Fi signal by using Ethernet cables did not work, then check with your internet service provider (ISP) to ensure they are offering you their advertised average speed. If they are, then you might consider upgrading to a superior service or a fibre-optic package for speedier results. If faster broadband speeds are not available in your location, other alternatives, such as satellite internet, are worth considering.
Run Fewer Devices
Another option that many people overlook is simply switching off devices that continuously eat up bandwidth. Devices are often left running all the time, so they continue communicating with servers and other devices over your internet connection, which results in slower speeds for others sharing your network. Disconnect any devices not being used or toggle them into aeroplane mode. It is good to prioritise machines that automatically download updates, like gaming consoles or computers.
Check for Software Updates
Sometimes, the software drivers in devices cause the slowing down of internet connectivity. By updating the operating system of your PC, tablet or smartphone, you could enjoy faster internet speeds as a result. However, downloading software updates drains your broadband connection, so try doing this at night when the demand for speed is at its lowest.
Switch to Reliable Satellite Internet Services
In Ireland, it is now possible to connect to the internet without a landline or wherever there is no 4G or 5G signal available via satellite services. Many people wonder whether it is possible to stream TV programmes or videos with satellite internet, and they often ask us, Can you game with internet satellite? It is possible to do all of these things – and many more – despite having to communicate with a satellite in orbit from tens of thousands of miles away. Although there is some slight latency between 0.6 to 0.7 seconds, the speed we offer is comparable to the very best fibre alternatives. It's even better for people who live far from their local telephone exchange, as these speeds are available everywhere.
At Konnect, we provide high-quality and super-fast internet in rural and urban locations throughout Ireland. All kinds of devices work well with our satellite internet service, so you won't have to deal with poor Wi-Fi ever again! So why not contact us and discover how we can speed up your internet connection and deal with your poor Wi-Fi signal by making good use of the latest satellite technology?