Especially if you live in a larger or sprawled out home, or an older home with thicker walls, then enjoying good connections to the broadband in all of your rooms can be a bit of a struggle sometimes. And if you add into this a rural setting then you might be tempted to thump your head against the wall due to the poor connection.
But don’t worry, there are things that you can do if you are experiencing a somewhat tenuous broadband connection. Before we get into the more technical details of what you can do, the first thing that you should check is that your media provider is the right one for you. If you do struggle with a poor connection, then we recommend that you switch to Virgin Media since they have the widest fastest coverage. And to help you discover a great deal, check out a Virgin Media promo code before you buy. Now we’re onto the things that you can do to further improve your broadband signal.
Good router location. First of all check that your router is in a good central position with ideally plenty of clear space around it. Put it on a table or shelf at around waist height and not on the floor or next to the TV, since metal objects can somewhat scatter the signal.
Have a modern router. If you’re still using a router from way back in the day, then it could be time to upgrade to a more modern one. For example Virgin Media is now onto the Hub 3.0 which is its fastest and most advanced one yet.
Disconnect when you don’t need Wi-Fi. If you and your family are constantly on your tablets, smartphones, laptops and other devices then the connection can become tired, so disconnect from the internet when you don’t need it. If it is being a bit sluggish, then you try disconnecting and then reconnecting to refresh the connection. This also means that you can avoid slowing down your internet due to multiple device connection; the more devices that are connected, the heavier the workload for the Wi-Fi which affects the speed.
Get a booster. Most media companies will offer some sort of booster if you need it such as the Virgin Powerline kit which can be plugged into any room to boost the signal. They tend to be pretty reasonably priced and really are worth it if you have black spots in your home.
Making the most of your broadband connection isn’t rocket science, but it really can help to reduce loading times and your stress levels! Superfast broadband is slowly reaching even the more rural parts of the UK, so there is no reason for you to suffer with bad Wi-Fi. And as we said above, if your media provider really isn’t cutting the mustard, then perhaps it is time for you to make a change to one that can provide you with the internet access that you require.