Speed up wireless internet on PC???

May 30, 2018
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I have always had fairly slow internet as my wifi router is poor and outdated but my father refuses to buy a new one so I'm stuck with what I've got. To make matters worse, my room with my PC is in the opposite corner of the house from the router as well as on the second floor. To try and improve, connection, I am connected to a wifi extender placed at a mid-point in the house. Recently though the internet has been especially slow in my room. Any tips on speeding up my wifi or improving connection? Thank you!

Specs:

CPU: AMD FX-8320E Eight-Core Processor 3.20 GHz
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
RAM: 12.0 GB
Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M Plus/USB3
Network Adapter Card: TP-Link TL-WDN4800 N900 Dual Band
Case: Phanteks PH-EC416PSTG_BK Eclipse P400S Silent Edition
OS: Windows 10 Home 64-bit
 
Log in to the router and change the Wi-Fi channel from channel 6 or Auto to channel 11 or find which channel is the best for you. You can do this typing the router IP from any web browser to access the Router > Wireless Settings >

If changing channels doesn't increase speed, try a Wi-Fi analyzer app to know which channel works best. There's also a Wi-Fi booster in the page for download which you could try to increase Wi-Fi speed.
https://play.google.com/store/search?q=wi-fi+analizer+for+windows+10&c=apps

Find the IP address of your router/modem
https://www.computerworld.com/article/2474776/wireless-networking/network-security-find-the-ip-address-of-your-home-router.html

Find Wi-Fi router/modem password
https://www.online-tech-tips.com/computer-tips/how-to-determine-your-routers-default-password/

Boost Your Wireless Connection by Changing Your Router Channel
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4g187UwZuE0

How to change and select the best WiFi channel
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEkry4n4oKU

Wi-Fi Analizer download
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/wifi-analyzer/9nblggh33n0n?activetab=pivot%3aoverviewtab
 
Log in to the router and change the Wi-Fi channel from channel 6 or Auto to channel 11 or find which channel is the best for you. You can do this typing the router IP from any web browser to access the Router > Wireless Settings >

If changing channels doesn't increase speed, try a Wi-Fi analyzer app to know which channel works best. There's also a Wi-Fi booster in the page for download which you could try to increase Wi-Fi speed.
https://play.google.com/store/search?q=wi-fi+analizer+for+windows+10&c=apps

Find the IP address of your router/modem
https://www.computerworld.com/article/2474776/wireless-networking/network-security-find-the-ip-address-of-your-home-router.html

Find Wi-Fi router/modem password
https://www.online-tech-tips.com/computer-tips/how-to-determine-your-routers-default-password/

Boost Your Wireless Connection by Changing Your Router Channel
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4g187UwZuE0

How to change and select the best WiFi channel
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEkry4n4oKU

Wi-Fi Analizer download
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/wifi-analyzer/9nblggh33n0n?activetab=pivot%3aoverviewtab
 

Phillip Corcoran

Titan
Moderator
Another option is to use to buy a pair of powerline ethernet adapters instead of using WiFi, and unlike WiFi there's no configuration settings to bother with. You should see a decent speed improvement.

I've done that with my Smart TV (TV downstairs, router upstairs) - - a much more reliable and faster connection than using the TV's often frustrating WiFi.
 

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