Performance Issues with wifi

Here are some of the common reasons that Wifi can be slow.

  • Distance: The distance between your device and the Wi-Fi router plays a significant role in determining the speed of your Wi-Fi connection. As you move farther away from the router, the signal strength diminishes, leading to slower speeds. This is because the radio waves that carry the Wi-Fi signal weaken over distance.

  • Obstacles: Physical obstacles such as walls, floors, doors, and furniture can obstruct and weaken Wi-Fi signals. These obstacles absorb or reflect the radio waves, causing signal degradation. Thick walls or multiple walls between your device and the router can have a more pronounced effect on Wi-Fi speed.

  • Interference: Wi-Fi operates on specific frequencies, typically 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz, and interference from other devices can impact its performance. Common sources of interference include microwave ovens, cordless phones, Bluetooth devices, and neighboring Wi-Fi networks operating on the same channel. When multiple signals interfere with each other, it can lead to signal degradation and slower speeds.

  • Device Limitations: The speed of your Wi-Fi connection can be limited by the capabilities of your devices. Older devices may not support the latest Wi-Fi standards (such as 802.11ac or 802.11ax) or have slower Wi-Fi chips. If your device's hardware is not capable of achieving higher speeds, it will not be able to fully utilize the maximum speeds provided by the router.

If you are experiencing slow speeds please let our support staff know and we will look into reducing the interference if possible by moving your router to another wireless channel.

Creation date: 5/26/2023 12:34 PM      Updated: 5/31/2023 3:21 PM