Wi-Fi Speed Problems

Wi-Fi Speed Problems

Wi-Fi allow you to connect your computers and devices wirelessly to the Internet.

It's a technology of convenience primarily, and not performance.


As Wi-Fi uses electromagnetic radiation (radio waves), it is susceptible to a range of interference. Inteference can be from such sources as:

  • Electric light dimmers
  • Microwave ovens
  • DECT cordless phones
  • Cordless baby monitors
  • Other Wi-Fi networks
  • Bluetooth

Try turning off potential sources of interference to see if this improves your connection performance.

Also, if you have access to your Wi-Fi router/ Access Point, try changing the the wireless channel to a different one (1,6,11 are recommended options) to see if this improves the situation.

Signal Strength

The strength of your Wi-Fi signals are limited by Ofcom, so there is a set maximum power limit that we all have to work within. This means that the Wi-Fi signal doesn't work like your mobile phone which works over a much greater range and through many obstructions.

It is perfectly normal to have a weaker signal, and thus lower performance connection if the Wi-Fi signal is travelling through many walls, ceilings, or other obstructions.

Additional Wi-Fi Access Points can help ensure that the signal strength of the Wi-Fi is optimal throughout the home.


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