When will Wi-Fi work worse?
get that the Wifi work well is not always possible. Sometimes we can have problems and that will cause the signal to arrive weak or the speed to be very low. Normally they are errors that we can control, although sometimes we will not be able to do anything to try to improve it.
One of the cases in which your Wi-Fi will work worse is when there is greater saturation. This can happen if you connect many devices to your router. That can cause saturation and you will start to have problems browsing normally. For example, if you plug in many mobile devices, tablets, televisions, computers… Especially when you are downloading files or making high use of bandwidth.
But this saturation can also occur because of your neighbors. You may be using a Wi-Fi channel that is also used by other nearby networks. If many connect at certain times, at those times your wireless connection will start to go worse.
You use the wrong band
Current devices allow us to connect through the 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz band. Each one has its advantages and disadvantages, but if you use the one you shouldn’t at any given time, it can cause the connection starts to go wrong and that is when you will also have problems with Wi-Fi.
A clear example is if you are connected to the 5 GHz band and you are very far from the router. It is more sensitive to distance and will lose quality. On the other hand, the 2.4 GHz one does support the distance better, although it will work at a lower speed.
Of course, another clear problem that affects Wi-Fi and that you can have problems with is when you connect too far from access point. For example, if you are connected to the router with a mobile phone in a room and you move to another place that is much further away. In that case it will start to go worse.
To avoid this problem, or at least reduce it, you can make use of wireless repeaters, Mesh systems or PLC devices. This can help improve your Wi-Fi signal and make it work better if you’re going to be far away.
You use limited devices
It is also another reason when you use devices that are limited. For example, it can be a computer that has a network card that does not work well, a mobile that is not dual band, etc. In those cases, the wireless signal could go bad, get very weak and cause the speed to drop quite a bit.
You will not always be able to use better devices, but for example in the case of the computer you can always install an external network card, which has greater wireless power. This will allow the signal to travel further and faster.
In short, these are some reasons why your Wi-Fi may go wrong. You can take into account some tips that we have been giving to improve the connection and have greater capacity to navigate wirelessly.