5 easy tricks to speed up your home wifi

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5 tricks to speed up your home wi-fi

Over 3.2 billion people are connected to the internet. With so many people logged on, sometimes finding a strong internet connection can be difficult. Try these easy tips to boost up the wi-fi connection in your house.



Reboot your router
Rebooting your router is an easy go-to fix to increase some speed. Resetting allows your internet to calibrate for a refreshed connection. Set up an automatic schedule to restart once a day or once a week.


Protect your password
Protecting your internet connection with a password can easily help speed up connection. Keep an eye out for the number of connected devices to your wifi. The more devices the slower your connection.

Use an empty beer can as a makeshift antenna
A reflective case can eliminate signals from other electronic devices. Cut the top and bottom of a beer can place the metal sheet around the antenna of your router. The signal should increase speed while protecting your router from other signals

Check that your router is connected to the master socket.
This socket is the best possible outlet to plug your router in. It will give you the best connection possible.

Turn off unused electronics.
If you have other electronics such as your lamp, TV and or other consoles make sure to unplug those for a faster internet connection.

Place your router in the perfect space
The perfect area to place your router is in the center of your home. Having your router pointing up in a free space helps send signals upwards. Avoid putting it in a place where there are additional walls and furniture.

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EAST 16TH STREET AT THIRD AVENUE, NEW YORK, NY, UNSPECIFIED - 2016/02/18: Mayor de Blasio speaks at the press conference next to the first of the kiosks in its beta form. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the launch of the LinkNYC public WiFi and communications network that will be implemented throughout New York City with the unveiling of the first of 7500 terminal kiosks on Third Avenue at East 16th Street; and responded to questions from members of the press regarding the data that will be collected by the system, privacy concerns, and the potential use of the kiosks as surveillance devices. (Photo by Albin Lohr-Jones/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
NEW YORK CITY, NY, UNITED STATES - 2016/02/18: Mayor de Blasio compares his flip cell phone to the new Link technology as he announces the public launch of LINKNYC program, the largest and fastest free municipal WIFI network in the world. (Photo by Louise Wateridge/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
EAST 16TH STREET AT THIRD AVENUE, NEW YORK, NY, UNSPECIFIED - 2016/02/18: Mayor de Blasio gives gives a 'thumbs up' after speaking with a 311 operator during a test of the system before the press conference. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the launch of the LinkNYC public WiFi and communications network that will be implemented throughout New York City with the unveiling of the first of 7500 terminal kiosks on Third Avenue at East 16th Street; and responded to questions from members of the press regarding the data that will be collected by the system, privacy concerns, and the potential use of the kiosks as surveillance devices. (Photo by Albin Lohr-Jones/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
NEW YORK CITY, NY, UNITED STATES - 2016/02/18: Mayor de Blasio gives the thumbs up to his flip cell phone in comparison to the new LinkNYC technology. Mayor de Blasio announces public launch of LINKNYC program, the largest and fastest free municipal WIFI network in the world. (Photo by Louise Wateridge/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
NEW YORK CITY, NY, UNITED STATES - 2016/02/18: Mayor de Blasio announces public launch of LINKNYC program, the largest and fastest free municipal WIFI network in the world. (Photo by Louise Wateridge/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
In this photo taken on Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015, a man walks near a covered wireless kiosk at an intersection in New York. The 9-foot-tall, narrow structure installed this past week on a Manhattan sidewalk is signaling a plan to turn payphones into what's billed as the world's biggest and fastest municipal Wi-Fi network. The first of at least 7,500 planned hot spots are due to go online early next year, promising superfast and free Wi-Fi service, new street phones with free calling, ports to charge personal phones and a no-cost windfall for the city. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
In this photo taken on Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015, people walk near a covered wireless kiosk at an intersection in New York. The 9-foot-tall, narrow structure installed this past week on a Manhattan sidewalk is signaling a plan to turn payphones into what's billed as the world's biggest and fastest municipal Wi-Fi network. The first of at least 7,500 planned hot spots are due to go online early next year, promising superfast and free Wi-Fi service, new street phones with free calling, ports to charge personal phones and a no-cost windfall for the city. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
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