How to Stop Being Frustrated with Your Internet Connection

How to Stop Being Frustrated with Your Internet Connection

Netgear Infographic:  worldwide internet speeds

Ever found yourself in the middle of a gripping Netflix cliffhanger or an intense online meeting only for the buffering circle of doom to pop up? Yeah, we’ve all been there. It’s like your internet connection knows the exact moment to pick a fight with you. Don’t worry though because we’ve got some top tips to stop internet frustration in its tracks.

Location, Location, Location!

Just like buying a house in the right location will enable you better access to good schools, great restaurants and high-end store, so will placing your router in the right location mean you get better access to a stronger signal throughout your home. Avoiding walls and electronic devices can reduce interference. A raised platform? Even better.

Bye-Bye Bandwidth Hoggers

The more devices you have connected to your router at any one time, the more likely it is your connection will be slow. If you aren’t using it, disconnect it and things will get so much more speedy.

A Refreshing Reboot

Slow or no connection? You can often fix the problem by simply turning your router off for a few seconds and then turning it back on again as the guys in the IT Crowd would always recommend!

New Network Equipment

Of course, it is often the case, as you can see in the infographic below that old routers and networking equipment can slow you down considerably, which is why, if things are really bad, you might want to get in touch with your provider to organize an upgrade.

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