Wireless internet has become a huge pain point for businesses because of the major push for remote connections and the use of mobile devices in the workplace. It can also be really difficult to figure out what to do with your wireless connection in order to make it stronger. In today’s blog post, we have 5 ways to help your connection work better and to troubleshoot your wireless connection.
Check Your Connection First
Your first step should be to check if your wired connection is at the speed it should be since your router’s speed depends on it. If the numbers don’t make sense, this might be an issue with your internet service provider and you may want to give them a call so you can switch out your modem. You can also test the speed on a mobile device that is connected wirelessly to your network, and test it close to the device to see if it’s a router issue or a structural problem.
Reexamine Router Placement
This one might depend on the layout of your office. Sometimes the physical position of the router can have negative effects on the way it is working. You want your router to be out in the open, pretty far away from walls or other obstructions, so that they aren’t interfering. Try to place your router as close to the center of your office so that it can distribute across all of the surrounding areas.
Update Your Router
Wireless routers have firmware that needs to be updated, just like many other devices. We recommend working with technicians, like MyTek, to keep track of when your router may need to be updated. Sometimes updates can improve your performance, so it doesn’t hurt.
Implement a Wireless Extender
If the options above haven’t worked, you may want to consider fixing coverage issues with a wireless extender. This can help your router broadcast its connection to parts of the office that it otherwise couldn’t do.
If All Else Fails, Use a Wired Connection When Possible
Wired connections are going to be way faster than wireless ones. If you can use wired connections for devices like desktops, laptops, and others, you should definitely consider it. This will help your connection be much stronger than it would be if it was wireless.
Get your wireless connection working the way you need it to with MyTek’s help. Give us a call today at 623-312-2444 for more information and to troubleshoot your wireless connection.