Stable Options with the Internet Solutions

Like the box, computers, smartphones or tablets must be compatible with the latest standards so as not to slow down the arrival of data. In addition, the quality of their wi-fi reception also depends on the number of antennas they integrate. The more they have, the better they will pick up the signal emitted by the box and the better the data exchange will be. You can find the net characteristics of most equipment at

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Position your box well

Avoid placing it under the TV or in a closed cupboard. Preferably install it about 1.50 m from the ground in an open area. Instead, place it in the centre of the home, avoid obstacles (especially through load-bearing walls) and keep it away from disturbing elements: metal objects, electrical devices using the same frequencies (the microwave oven in particular) but also neon, elevator, aquarium, etc. Finally, never put anything on it and plug it in directly (do not use a telephone extension cable or multiple sockets).

Play with the frequencies

The most recent boxes use two frequency bands (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz). Preferably, connect your compatible equipment to the 5 GHz band, which is more recent and therefore less used. The 2.4 GHz band is used by microwave ovens, DECT phones and some Bluetooth devices which tend to weaken the signal.

Stop running programs

To take advantage of maximum bandwidth, remember to turn off the Wi-Fi of devices that you are not using. You can also stop programs that are running in the background. On Windows, go to Resource Monitor. To find it, type “resmon” into the Start menu search bar. Go to the Network tab and Stop unnecessary programs.

Deactivate the automatic search for Wi-Fi networks

By default, Windows constantly searches for nearby wireless networks. This function, unnecessary when you systematically connect to your network, consumes bandwidth. You can deactivate it by going to the Network and Internet settings of your computer.

Make sure you don’t have a virus

Whether displaying advertisements or discreetly using computer capabilities, some malware uses bandwidth unnecessarily. Scanning the content of your computers with antivirus and eradicating any contamination can improve performance. There are also some other ways to prevent your computer from getting infected by viruses.