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My WIFI is soo slow, what can I do?

Hello, I've had a 4mbps connection for a pretty long time now, what could I do to make my WIFI speeds higher. I've tried to look for 1Gb wifi contract but they don't support the area I live in.

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Upgrade to fibre optic at least and run wired

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Local wifi speeds? Buy a better router perhaps

Network speeds from an internet provider? Pay them more money, otherwise, nothing.

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6 minutes ago, Lurick said:

Local wifi speeds? Buy a better router perhaps

Network speeds from an internet provider? Pay them more money, otherwise, nothing.

What is the best router for high local speeds?

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7 minutes ago, SC2Mitch said:

Upgrade to fibre optic at least and run wired

How many mbps would you recommend

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1 minute ago, PabloTechTips said:

How many mbps would you recommend

If you're only one using then 8Mbps is enough

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4 minutes ago, PabloTechTips said:

How many mbps would you recommend

What speed do you pay for from your ISP?

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3 minutes ago, Lurick said:

What speed do you pay for from your ISP?

I'm not the person that pays

but I think like £40/month

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Just now, PabloTechTips said:

I'm not the person that pays

but I think like £40/month

I should have been more clear, how much speed are you paying for?

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Just now, Lurick said:

I should have been more clear, how much speed are you paying for?

oh, It gurantee's 3mbps but it says it can go up to 9mbps at a max

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Just now, PabloTechTips said:

oh, It gurantee's 3mbps but it says it can go up to 9mbps at a max

Well if you're only getting between 3 and 9 Mbps then any upgrade would only be for within your local network such as transferring files from one computer to another in your home. If you need that then something like the Archer C7 would be good but if you want to improve your internet speed then there isn't anything you can do.

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Just now, Lurick said:

Well if you're only getting between 3 and 9 Mbps then any upgrade would only be for within your local network such as transferring files from one computer to another in your home. If you need that then something like the Archer C7 would be good but if you want to improve your internet speed then there isn't anything you can do.

Ok, I'm looking at new contracts right now is 76mbps good?

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5 minutes ago, PabloTechTips said:

Ok, I'm looking at new contracts right now is 76mbps good?

Depends what you use for it and where do you live. If you only browse facebook then you aren't going to see an improvement. If you download games or stream 4k videos then it is good enough. I have 10mbps and it is good enough for 1080p youtube and downloading games overnight.

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9 minutes ago, PabloTechTips said:

Ok, I'm looking at new contracts right now is 76mbps good?

Yah, much better than what you're getting now :)

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TBH it all depends on if money's a concern.

 

Money's no object:

1. Get the fastest internet from your ISP. Likely around 150Mb/s. Get fibre if you can, even if speeds aren't 1GbE, you'll have less latency and faster upload.

2. Hardwire everything you can. Everything that can be plugged into ethernet should be plugged in.

3. Depending on house size, get one or more Ubiquity AC access points, you can keep your old router, just disable the 2.4 and 5ghz bands, and plug the ubiquity points into the lan ports. 

4. If you have a lot of users in your house to the point where you're still not seeing consistent speeds to what you have off WAN (straight from modem), you can upgrade your router to something like the Ubiquity ER-X. (this is likely overkill though)\

5. If you need more lan ports to make this work, just get a cheap GbE switch.

 

Money matters:

1. Get faster internet from your ISP. ~50mb/s is great for 1-3 people, ~75 is better for 3-6

2. Get a more powerful router. Something like the D-Link AC1900 is good for a mid to medium large house. Just be sure to disable the 2.4ghz and 5ghz bands on the ISP provided router. Then set the ISP provided router to bridge mode. 

3. If you still have leftover budget, hardwire all that you can. Do your most important devices first, aka the ones you most need the speed. 

 

Enjoy!

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On 2/10/2018 at 10:17 AM, PabloTechTips said:

I'm planning to download games fast

I used to be on 75 Mbps service with Comcast. Games downloaded pretty quickly. Depending on the size of the game and the state of the steam servers on that day. As far as WiFi is concerned there are many factors that affect speed, many outside of your control. That being said, id say a decent AC router and using 5 Ghz where available  would be a good choice. Also, wire up anything you can. Wired is always better in terms of speed and reliability. 

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If you can't increase your speed from the ISP, then use powerline adapters if you can't go full wired. They're cheap, easy to use and usually much faster than wifi.

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