7 tips to improve your wireless internet connection

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7 tips to improve your wireless internet connection

Postby zhongsijin » Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:06 am

Nothing puts a damper on a streaming session like a poor wireless connection, so we’re here to offer our best tips to get you streaming happily on your Android player or Android TV. Before you call your ISP or pull your hair out, try these steps to improve your wireless internet connection.

1. Check your wireless signal strength

Let’s start off with a common tip. If you’re seeing a loading screen or video buffering checking your internet speed is a good place to start. Your Leelbox device provides information on the strength of the wireless signal it’s receiving.

· On your Android device, go to Settings > Network
· When connected, the signal strength will be shown on screen as Excellent, Good, Fair, or Poor

If you find that your internet speed is slower than expected, we recommend trying the tips outlined in this blog post. If issues persist after you’ve tried all of these steps, we recommend contacting your Internet Service Provider (ISP) to troubleshoot.

2. Change the location of your router

The location of the router in your home is crucial to having a strong connection throughout your home. Having the router as close to the middle of your home allows for an equal distribution of your wireless signal. If your router is in the corner of your home, half of your signal may be outside!

3. Reduce traffic on your wireless network

When possible, limit the use of other internet-connected devices on your network. Removing some other devices like phones, laptops, or game systems from your network could greatly increase your available bandwidth. If you must have multiple devices connected and you have a dual-band router, you can try moving your android player to a band all by itself. To do so, please refer to your router manufacturer’s website or manual.

4. Check your advanced router settings (firmware)

Manufacturers periodically make tweaks and optimizations to their software to boost performance and security, so it’s a good idea to make a habit of checking your router’s firmware on a regular basis. Most manufacturers make this a pretty simple process. For more information on how to update your firmware, please visit your router manufacturer’s website.

5. Change your wireless channel

To avoid interference with other wireless networks around you, especially if you live in a dense residential area, try changing the broadcast channel on your router. Channels 1, 6, and 11 are recommended as they have no overlapping frequencies. Better yet, if you have a dual-band router, you can move your Roku player to the 5GHz band. You can learn how to to do so by referring to your router manufacturer’s website.

6. Create a strong home network password

It’s crucial to have strong password protection on your router for security reasons but also to keep those pesky next-door neighbors from sucking up your bandwidth.

7. Consider a new router