WiFi signals are unstable, line-of-sight radio waves that can be affected by people, radio/cellular signals (mobile phones, TV remotes), picture frames, walls, appliances, and pretty much anything else that is in between your computer and the router. Believe it or not, even the Sunlight, wind, humidity, and temperature can also have an affect on them.
Your router is the base where all communications to the internet happens so we want to make sure it is running the best it can. To do this your router needs to be tuned up from time-to-time by installing the latest firmware. To do this refer to your owners manual.
Because WiFi signals are transmitted by radio waves, most routers these days offer 2 separate networks for connecting to it - these are 2.4ghz and 5ghz (commonly known as 2.4g and 5g). Each of these networks also has it's own speed limitations and ranges. We could get into real technical talk about this but for our purposes all we need to understand that the 2.4g network is slower and more prone to interference while the 5g network is faster, less prone to interference, and can reach longer distances. Therefore 5g is the preferred method to connect to WiFi for streaming.
Whether you realize it or not you probably have a lot of WiFi "Vampires" in your home. These are any and all devices that are connected to your WiFi network that even when they are "off" they are continually sucking up WiFi trying to ensure they are connected. So in all reality they are never "off" the internet.
In order to ensure you to have the fastest internet available here are a few tips you can use to speed things up.
Here are a few to choose from.
Try a powerline ethernet adapter! It turns your electric lines into an ethernet cable.
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