Are there Wi-Fi “blindspots” in your home that is giving you frustrations due to the slow Wi-Fi? You paid good money to get high speed fibre broadband Wi-Fi access to your Internet Service Provider (ISP) why can’t you enjoy the same high speed Wi-Fi everywhere in your home?
Slow Wi-Fi can be due to several reasons:
Nearby Wi-Fi networks
For Singaporeans, the chances are high that you live in a high-rise building like a HDB flat or condominium block. Your neighbours’ Wi-Fi network can also cause congestion and affect the performance and range of your Wi-Fi connection in high density areas.
Distance from router
If your Wi-Fi router is located far away from your room or the kitchen for instance, then this will result in a less stable Wi-Fi connection and also weaker Wi-Fi signal.
Obstacles and signal-transmitting devices
Are there many walls and reflective surfaces like mirrors in your home? These hinder your Wi-Fi signal as well. Devices such as cordless phones, Bluetooth devices and even microwave ovens also result in Wi-Fi congestion.
While you can’t shut off all your neighbours’ Wi-Fi or tear down all the walls and mirrors in your home or move your room nearer to