Everybody seems to love Wi-Fi. So do I. After all, who doesn’t want to have seamless internet access, across altered devices, while adrift around their house? But this credible ease of accession and account can make your Wi-Fi arrangement slow and accessible to attacks. To help you out, here’s how we can advance the all-embracing state of our home Wi-Fi networks.

Better router placement

The adjustment of a wireless router is very important in chief whether it’ll cover your whole house or not. Most people don’t think of their router as a admirable device they can show off to their peers. That’s why they place it in their garage, basement etc. which is absolutely wrong. Here are some of the best practices of router placement.

  • Put your router in the middle of your house.
  • Put your router away from addition router abnormally if you’re using a 2.4Gz band router.
  • Put your router at some height from the ground floor.
  • Keep your router away from other metal objects.
  • Put your router away from other radio waves abounding accessories like microwaves, cordless phones etc.

Update your router

If you have a large house then even after optimal adjustment of your router, you possibly won’t be able to get a stable internet affiliation all over your house. In this situation, it’s apparently time to update your router. This list of best routers 2017 is a good place to start your search. It mentions many avant-garde routers, such as Nighthawk X6 by Netgear, that can easily cover up an area of 5,000 Sq. Ft.

Activate Wi-Fi encryption

Encryption in a Wi-Fi router is very important. Otherwise, anyone can affix to your Wi-Fi arrangement and access your clandestine data. Although there are many Wi-Fi Encryption protocols, only WPA2-PSK (AES) is recommended.

Change your Wi-Fi channel

Many people still use 2.4 GHz band routers nowadays. Apart from being slower than the 5 GHz band, it’s also more accessible to any arrest because it has only 14 altered channels and almost all of them overlap with each other. So if you’re using a 2.4GHz, it’s better to change your absence approach to the one that is used by minimum accessories in your neighborhood. Here is a useful guide about how you can change your Wi-Fi channel.

Have the latest Firmware on your router

Firmware is like the OS of routers. Having the latest in adapted firmware means less error and aegis loopholes. Although advance a firmware is a action differing from one router to another, afterward are some accepted steps:

  • Go to the manufacturer’s site.
  • Enter your model number.
  • Download the latest adaptation of your router’s firmware.
  • Go to your router’s admin panel.
  • Go under firmware advancement settings.
  • Locate the browse button to the area of your desktop where you’ve placed your downloaded file.
  • Click on ‘upgrade firmware’.

Install Firewall/VPN

Firewall and VPN are two altered things, but they’re used for the same purpose: Wi-Fi security.

Firewall is a aegis apparatus that protects you from any awful software or apps. There is a accouterments firewall installed in our routers. Many people accidentally turn it off, which increases the affairs of being attacked by malware.

VPN is a little altered — it encrypts your internet traffic and helps you stay safe when using public WiFi, as well as accessing any website on the internet behindhand of its geographic restrictions.

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