There’s nothing more frustrating than slow broadband speeds and internet. It makes business productivity slow down and that’s when the work starts to pile up. Firstly, we would advise you not let it stress you out because that’s the worst thing that you can do. If you’re reading this blog and you’re feeling stressed already, check out our top tips to de-stress.
There are several things that you can do to try and speed up your broadband/internet connection so business can operate with minimum disruption.
The more devices that use your password-free wi-fi the more it’ll slow down. The most simple way to describe it is imagine having several things to do all at once – it’ll be hard to you because you can only juggle one or two things at any one time. The best thing to do within a business is to password protect your wi-fi so that only the people within the business will have access to it.
To spread this out even more, you can have a guest wi-fi as well as your standard wi-fi which can allow any devices to connect to it so that the main devices (i.e. computers) have less chance of slowing down.
If you have many tabs running all at once, it can be tricky and highly demanding of the wi-fi to cope. Although you may not be actively using those pages, they are still open and the internet will be powering to those pages. One way to analyse your computers performance is by pressing CTRL + ALT +
DELETE which will bring up several options for you. From there you will need to click ‘task manager’ and all the programs you currently have open will appear. If you’re done with them click those tasks and end them.
In addition, you should delete old files you may not need anymore because it is less data for your PC and broadband to handle.
As strange as it may sound, the positioning of your router can sometimes have an effect on the speed of your connection. Ideally, you want the router to be somewhere that’s accessible for all (e.g. on top of a bookcase or somewhere high up in the office). Signals can be impacted through walls and
doors and can often be interfered with through other technology that transmits signals.
If all fails, it could be the fact you may be on the wrong plan or you may need to look to an alternative provider. There could be a provider that operates specifically and tailors to your area, location and needs. There are lots of options for you out there, but without a proper analysis you could end up with a broadband that doesn’t work for your business.