If you are not satisfied with the working of your router, then you have the option of increasing its strength. For that, you need to turbocharge it, details of which you can find in the post.
Turbocharging the router can be an essential alternative for anyone looking to improve Internet browsing. The slow and frequent network failures, as well as annoying the user, can cause serious inconvenience and compromise working hours.
To prevent you from experiencing this, check out six simple and efficient tips to improve the operation of your router. Recommendations can be applied to any model from any manufacturer.
1) Change the DNS
Changing DNS directly impacts Internet speed. Tuning bridges the gap between the computer and the server hosting the site, turning URLs typed in the address bar into IPs. The more decongested the DNS server is, the faster the page loads.
2) Set the frequency
If your router is dual-band, changing the frequency can help improve the Wi-Fi signal. This is because the 2.4 GHz band, set by default on most routers, is very congested. Many home appliances besides the router, such as microwaves and cordless phones use the same setting, which makes the signal weaker.
3) Change the channel width
Routers come with a setting called channel width (or bandwidth), which comes with either 20 or 40 MHz Channels are a fraction of the bandwidth and determine data transfer capability. This means that a channel with a width of 20 MHz is narrower and therefore passes less information than a 40 MHz one.
Changing the bandwidth is done in the router settings. It is noteworthy, however, that single band (2.4 GHz) handsets tend to operate better with the 20 MHz bandwidth. If yours supports the 5 GHz band, change the width to 40 MHz for better transfer rates.
4) Update the firmware
Manufacturers are constantly developing new versions of software for their routers. Updates always bring performance improvements, which translate into faster browsing speeds. Each template is updated differently, so it is important to go to the company's website and get a detailed guidance.
Changing the bandwidth is done in the router settings as explained in this tutorial. It is noteworthy, however, that single band (2.4 GHz) handsets tend to operate better with the 20 MHz bandwidth. If yours supports the 5 GHz band, change the width to 40 MHz for better transfer rates.
5) Change the antenna
Changing the router antenna is another way to turbocharge the device. Changing to a higher gain, expressed in dBi, can help the signal get farther into the house.
6) Use QoS
Almost all routers today have QoS (Quality of Service), which can handle network traffic in different ways. With the tool, you can choose which programs are the most important, which will receive priority navigation.
Suppose you are watching a video on YouTube and have defined the service as a priority through QoS. Even if someone on your network starts downloading a large file, the bandwidth used for this secondary activity will be so small that there will be no interference with the service. Thus, the video will not crash or lose image quality.
The QoS feature is found in the router settings. Usually, the tool is on the advanced functions tab, but there are manufacturers who dedicate their own guide to the feature, making it easier to find.
We provide support for Belkin Router setup like no one else. To find out as to how to setup your Belkin router with Wi-Fi extender, you will have to go through the steps given at the official Belkin support website.
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