Thanks to ISPs like Spectranet, Smile, and the likes, some of you use modems at your home or office as opposed to using your phones as a hotspot. However, do you know that there are some things you are doing to your Router that might be hindering its speed and performance? In a bid to point our your sins (it’s Sunday, isn’t it?) and tell you how to fix them, check out some common ways we wrongly use our routers/modems.
SIN: YOU SUFFOCATE YOUR ROUTER
FIX: LET THAT POOR THING BREATH!
Even if Routers are not humans, they still have one human characteristic. For example, putting your Wifi in a closet or a bag is a big sin. You have to allow it breathe because signals get interrupted by walls and cabinets.
SIN: YOU MAKE YOUR ROUTER stay on the floor like A BABY,
FIX: MAKE HIM FEEL LIKE A MAN A LITTLE
Your router needs to stay off the floor to get better signals because most WiFi signals can’t penetrate through some of the materials that make up the floor.
SIN: YOU are making your YOUR ROUTER FIGHT FOR ATTENTION
FIX: TAKE IT AWAY FROM OTHER ELECTRONICS
Routers are very jealous, they don’t like playing with other electronics and by other electronics, I mean TV, computers, microwaves and anything that has a motor inside. So keep those two like your relationship with your parents: get it close enough to get the strongest signal, but not so close that it screws everything up.
SIN: YOU TURN YOUR Router antennas to Rabbit Ears
FIX: have your Router antennas point in different directions
Even if they both start with R, your Router is not a Rabbit so, don’t convert its antennas to one. Ensure you have your antennas pointing in different directions, one vertically and the other horizontally.
SIN: YOU ARE NOT MONITORING YOUR WIFI STRENGTH
FIX: Download an app to monitor your WIFI strength
So, you are feeling smug because you are not guilty of the sins listed. However, if you don’t do this, I am sorry, but you are still a sinner. To ensure you get the best from your router, you need to measure your Wifi strength using apps like Wifi analyzer for Android and iOS.
There you have it my brethren in tech. GO AND SIN NO MORE!