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We hope that you all had an enjoyable Easter Holiday, full of chocolate candy and family fun! This month's newsletter is full of its own sweet treats. Take a look at our newsletter traditions: the Monthly Market Analysis as well as a Featured Property, this month a BEAUTIFUL Punta Gorda Isles home on an oversized WATERFRONT lot! Farther towards the bottom, we have an informative article about how to boost a slow WiFi signal and a delicious Spring recipe for all zucchini lovers.
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13 Ways to Boost Your WiFi at Home
By Tony Carrick | April 13, 2022
These tips will improve your home network’s performance by extending your router signal and speeding up your internet connection.
Streaming video lag, dropped video calls, and dead zones in the far reaches of your home are all symptoms of a frustratingly slow internet connection. If snail-like speeds have you down, there are many ways to boost your WiFi signal. Some solutions are as easy as turning your router on and off, while others may require you to hunt down and kick out WiFi intruders. This list of tips for boosting WiFi signal can help you bring online serenity back to your home.
Reboot the Device
The fix for many technological issues is often to simply turn the device off and on, and the same holds true for routers. If you’re trying to figure out how to improve WiFi signal strength, rebooting your router might be the answer. To reboot your router, simply turn the power button off, wait 15 seconds, and turn it back on. Some routers also have a reset button, which can be used instead. If there is no power or reset button, disconnect the router from the power, wait 15 seconds, and plug it back in.
Invest in a WiFi Extender
If you have a large house and you’re trying to figure out how to extend the WiFi range, your best bet might be to invest in a WiFi extender like this option available at Amazon—a favorite in our researched buyer’s guide. These devices serve as a bridge between your router and your home’s dead zones and are affordable and easy to install. Simply plug the extender into a wall outlet at the halfway point between the router and the dead zone to extend the signal. An even better alternative is a mesh WiFi system, which consists of multiple pieces that you can place throughout the house. They produce a fast signal over a broad coverage area, but many are more expensive than traditional WiFi routers and extenders.
Evict WiFi Freeloaders
It might be possible that there’s nothing wrong with your WiFi signal at all. Instead, you may have unauthorized users freeloading off your WiFi signal. Not only will this slow down your internet speed, but it also leaves your personal information vulnerable if you’re logging into websites containing sensitive data. While you can use your router’s utilities to see who is accessing your network, the easiest way to get rid of unwanted users is by changing your network name and password.