There are some steps you can take in order to improve your network stability. Ensuring your router is well placed in a central location in your home or office, away from walls and other obstructions will provide the best connectivity to all areas.
Another tip is to consider disconnecting any devices that you are not currently using. Reducing the number of devices connected to the network will stop any unnecessary congestion. If your network is unreliable and you are experiencing dropouts, it may be time to update your router firmware, or the router may need upgrading altogether. If you are using an older router, consider upgrading to a newer model that has a better range and performance to suit your needs.
You also need to make sure that the software on all your connected devices is up to date. This will help to ensure that they are compatible with the latest security protocols and can communicate effectively with your router.
Check for any sources of interference with your WiFi. Walls, metal objects, and other electronic devices may be blocking the signal. Placement of your router is key to avoiding these sources of interference.
Interference from other devices such as microwaves, Bluetooth devices, and other routers can also cause connectivity issues for your WiFi. Changing the channel on your router may help in avoiding interference from other devices which will minimise connectivity issues.
Sometimes, all you need is to restart your router, devices, and modem. This can help to clear up any temporary issues or bugs that may be causing your connection to be unstable.
We would always recommend seeking professional help if you are experiencing ongoing issues with your network stability. At The WiFi Specialist, we have a team of experienced network technicians that can use different networking tools to discover the source of your problems. Our WiFi surveys and network health checks can pinpoint areas of concern, which we will be able to rectify for you.