How To Speed Up The WiFi Internet Connection To The Maximum With Open Port Checker
Although the wireless signal is a wonder that allows us to move freely with our devices and enjoy a cable-free space to be connected to the Internet, the truth is that sometimes it can be limited.
If this is your case and you want to know how to speed up your WiFi internet connection, read on because we’re going to give you a good deal of advice.
In case you are worried, know that with these tricks you will not be doing anything illegal, we will not tell you to connect to the neighbor or anything like that. We’ll just work with the signal you’ve contracted with your provider and do a couple more things like open port checker, all very simple. Let’s get to it!
Steps and tricks to speed up and make the Wi-Fi internet signal go faster
Increasing the coverage of the WiFi signal is quite simple, although it is limited and the options do not work in all cases. In any case, know that you will be able to improve the results in terms of the speed of your internet network. Let’s take a look at them one by one.
- Update and configure your router correctly
To update your router’s firmware, simply go to its configuration page. This is an IP address that is normally 192.168.1.1 but, if this is not the case, don’t worry because you can see for yourself, quickly and easily, which one you should enter.
- Go to the “Control Panel”.
- Go to the “Network and Internet” options.
- Here, you must access the “Local Area” section.
- Go to “Details”. A window will open with information including your “default gateway”, which is a numerical value divided by points.
- Once you are clear about your address, enter it in your browser bar.
- Usually you will need to login with a username and password:
- These can be easily guessed as “admin”, “123” and similar.
- Another option is to call your operator directly and get them to give you the Login or have them do the update with you on the phone by entering it themselves.
- On the Internet there are many sites where good Samaritans who already know the Login let you know; surely with a simple search you find yours.
- Once you are logged in you will see that there is a lot of information about your router and your connection classified in tabs (don’t forget this window because we will refer you to it in other tricks). In the subtab “Device Information”, in the tab “Status” you can check which is the current version of the firmware that your router uses.
- Depending on the brand of your device, you can check if there is a more updated version from here or not, as there is also the possibility to do the update from here.
If this is not the case, you will have to enter the website of the company in question, check the latest version released for your model of router and, if different, download it from there.
Another key aspect in the configuration is the choice of WPA2 as the encryption version. Do it as follows:
- Within the router configuration, look for the “Wireless” or “Network” folder or tab. The nomenclature is variable, so no matter how much we try to help you, you’ll have to do some research among the options.
- The idea is to get to the WLAN menu, and here you’ll probably need to go to “Security”.
- Once inside, you’ll find the “Authentication Type” option; choose it for your WPA/WPA2-PSK network.
- Protect and hide your wireless network
To prevent anyone from trying to get into it, make your network name invisible. To do this:
- Go to the router settings, as we just saw above.
- Uncheck the option to “Enable SSID Broadcast”, “Enable SSID” or similar. Its location may vary, but it can usually be found under the “Network” tab and here in the WLAN zone.
- You’ll need to save the changes for this to take effect.
In this way, you avoid access to others, which allows you to speed up the Internet via WiFi. Well, more than speeding up, what you’re doing is preventing anyone from slowing it down with unauthorized use.
The problem with this is that you won’t be able to see it either when you’re searching for networks with your devices. So make sure you’re connected to all of them before you do, or you’ll have to do and undo it every time.
Also, change your network password. This is a default password that consists of a series of numbers and letters in upper and/or lower case. However, there are key generators that are based on those already known and on the generation method of each company, so it is possible that, with some time, some skillful person obtains it.
To do so:
- Again, you must go to your router configuration.
- In the same location of the SSID option we have seen you will also have a “Security” subtab for the LAN. Click it.
- The new window opened will allow you, among other things, to modify your password, being able to enter the one you prefer.
- End by accepting the changes.
- Using a wifi repeater or amplifier
Repeaters and amplifiers are simple solutions that, true to their name, repeat or amplify the signal that reaches them, launching it again with a similar power (although somewhat lower, that is).
This solution is ideal for very large spaces, with too many partitions or other infrastructure that the waves collide and get lost, areas of several floors or too elongated.
- Choose the right place to locate the router
This should be placed in the central point considering the areas of use. That is, if there are areas where we are not going to connect, we should move the router away from them and enhance those where we do make use of the network. Of these, the best thing will be to place it as centered as possible because the WiFi connection works by means of waves, that will make the radio if the router is centered.
On the other hand, it is important that this one is not near other devices that work with similar frequency as it would be the telephone. Also, don’t choose low places like a drawer or the floor of a closet.
- Use 5 GHz WiFi
Currently, all the routers being delivered are dual-band, that is, they already have the option to choose between 2.4 or 5G or GHz. To enjoy higher bandwidth and faster data transfer you just have to choose to browse the signal that is broadcast in 5GHz.
Usually, if your router allows it, it will be configured so that both are available and you only have to choose the network (they are called differently) you like. However, if this doesn’t happen naturally, you can do it yourself:
- Once again, you have to go to the router configuration.
- In the folder “Network”, “Networks” or similar you will find two tabs, one for the 2.4 network and one for the 5GHz network. Click on the latter.
- Probably you have disabled the SSID option that we have seen before and that serves to hide the name of the network. Enable it. This can be in the basic window or the SSID may have its own sub-tab; it’s up to you to investigate again.
- Save the changes to apply.
- You will also need to change the network access mode by selecting 802.11AC. This option can be found in the basic menu on the 5GHz network tab.
- Save the changes again.
- Now search for networks with your devices and you’ll see that it’s already visible. Connect to it and, if you want, make it invisible again.
- Choose the most suitable WiFi channel
- Again, enter your router settings.
- Go to the section you have for your networks (you must already know it by heart!, “Network”, “WLAN”).
- Go to the network in question (if you have both 2.4 and 5 do these steps for each).
- In the basic options you will find an area to choose the channel you want.
- Choose any other. Channels are air zones through which we connect. Although the router usually chooses well in Auto mode, sometimes it is possible that we are connected to a saturated channel.
- You will have to try them out one by one to see if they are more decongested and your browsing speed increases.
- Another option is to get a software that analyzes the channels and tells you the least crowded.
- Use a homemade tinfoil trick
I’m sure you’ve heard it before and wondered if it’s true that tinfoil can speed up your WiFi connection. It’s as simple as making structures that emulate walls so that the waves bounce and thus change the direction of the signal; how do you stay?
It’s cheap and you can also try it out by moving the “walls” around, adding or removing more, etc. This way, you can entertain yourself for a while while giving an effective that to the immensity of the wireless signal.
Of course, this solution does not work miracles. In big or difficult places it will be insufficient but, well, if what you need is a little push you will get it urgently in the kitchen drawer.