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Wi-Fi Performance Guide

Internet

There are many factors that play into in-home wireless performance.

Below is a list of some of the factors that can affect how well your wireless devices connect to the Internet.

Distance

The further away your device is from the wireless router, the weaker the signal will be, which can slow connection speed.

Construction of your home

The building materials your home is made of can have a negative effect on signal strength resulting in speed reduction – especially thick masonry and metal framing.

Interference

If your router’s wireless signal is competing with other networks or devices, your speed could be affected as well. Typical household devices that cause interference to wireless networks are: microwave ovens, cordless phones, baby monitors, Bluetooth devices, a wireless mouse, fluorescent lights, and wireless surveillance cameras.

Equipment

Wi-Fi standards continue to evolve and your older devices may not be capable of reaching the highest speeds. As an example, if your wireless device is the older 802.11a standard, the speed you are likely to expect is 25Mbps. Whereas, if your wireless device is the newer 802.11ac, you should be able to achieve up to 1Gigibit.

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