Even if you have a high-speed internet connection, sometimes the Wi-Fi router doesn't do justice. Because it is always not the internet speed, which sucks but the router.
Not influencing you to get any tri-band or dual-band router but even your current router pretty much can get the work done.
Wi-Fi range is obviously an area where you may have to compromise but there are still many hacks that can comparatively increase the Wi-Fi range and speed.
Scroll down to know what I mean.
Router Settings interest us least. I don't remember when was the last time I logged onto my router. But this least interesting thing can get your work done. Login into your Router Settings and update its firmware. Updating firmware can really improve the Wi-Fi performance.
Every Wi-Fi router throws the internet range in 360-degree (circular motion). So, placing the router in the corner of the house will not make sense. Place the Wi-Fi router in the place where it is more or less at the same distance to every corner of the house.
If you are running on a dual-band Wi-Fi router, then it is better to switch to 5GHz frequency rather than staying on 2.4GHz. Changing the router frequency band can affect the performance big time.
For non-tech savvy, the router is the least thing that deserves an upgrade and that is where we make the mistake. If you are using an old router, then it may not help with internet speed.
Like if you have bought a router a few years ago then you might still be running on 802.11g with a maximum throughput of 54Mbps.
Compare that with the more modern 802.11n at 300Mbps, and the latest 802.11ac at 1Gbps. So even if you are not thinking to upgrade your router, you must keep an eye on the internet connection you are running on.
Many Wi-Fi routers come with QoS (Quality of Service) feature, which allows the user to distinguish between your devices. So, if you have a device for video streaming or a device for VoIP calls, then you can specify the same in the QoS setting so that the router will send the internet speed according to the device.
If you have a wide place at your home or office then no matter what you do, there will be areas where your Wi-Fi router will be unable to throw the Wi-Fi range. So it is better to get a Wi-Fi extender to increase your Wi-Fi range. Yes, Wi-Fi extender might affect the internet speed but it will not make big deal.
If you are not fine with using Wi-Fi extender, then mesh Wi-Fi system will help you in enjoying great speed. Mesh System is designed and optimised to work with each other so as to ensure a uniform performance.
If your router supports external antennae, then it is a good idea to attach external antennae on it. The antennae can help with the range and speed your router is throwing off. Even if your router doesn't support external antennae, then also you can point the existing antennae to the area of weak signals.