What Are the Most Common WiFi Issues?
There are certain WiFi issues that everyone who regularly connects to the Internet wirelessly will inevitably experience at some point.
Paying for a fast Internet connection and not being able to reach the advertised download and upload speed is no fun. If you’re the only person connected to your home router, and you’re not too far away from it, you should be able to reach the maximum download and upload speed even during peak hours. It’s understandable that your Internet provider may rarely have issues on their end, but those should be solved promptly and never happen again.
Poor Coverage and Dead Spots
Most modern homes are full of electronic devices that connect wirelessly to the Internet as well as devices that emit strong electromagnetic interference. When you add hardwood furniture to the mix, and maybe even a brick wall or two, it becomes nearly impossible to have full bars with most wireless routers. To eliminate wireless connection problems caused by poor coverage, you need a WiFi troubleshooting app that can visualize how strong the signal is in every place in your home.
Random Connection Drops
Do you sometimes struggle to download very large files because the download process suddenly stops, interrupted by a random connection drop? Provided that you have a strong WiFi signal to begin with, this is something that shouldn’t happen at all. One very common cause of random connection drops is the use of a crowded WiFi channel. In the United States, WiFi routers are allowed to transmit on 11 channels, three of which don’t overlap with other channels (1, 6, 11). Selecting the right WiFi channel can significantly improve the stability of your wireless Internet connection, and it can also allow you to enjoy your maximum download and upload speed.