Wi-Fi Speed Problems
Wi-Fi allow you to connect your computers and devices wirelessly to the Internet.
It's a technology of convenience primarily, and not performance.
As Wi-Fi uses electromagnetic radiation (radio waves), it is susceptible to a range of interference. Inteference can be from such sources as:
- Electric light dimmers
- Microwave ovens
- DECT cordless phones
- Cordless baby monitors
- Other Wi-Fi networks
Try turning off potential sources of interference to see if this improves your connection performance.
Also, if you have access to your Wi-Fi router/ Access Point, try changing the the wireless channel to a different one (1,6,11 are recommended options) to see if this improves the situation.
The strength of your Wi-Fi signals are limited by Ofcom, so there is a set maximum power limit that we all have to work within. This means that the Wi-Fi signal doesn't work like your mobile phone which works over a much greater range and through many obstructions.
It is perfectly normal to have a weaker signal, and thus lower performance connection if the Wi-Fi signal is travelling through many walls, ceilings, or other obstructions.
Additional Wi-Fi Access Points can help ensure that the signal strength of the Wi-Fi is optimal throughout the home.