Plug in your data hungry devices
Identifying your home hub and placing your modem where you use the internet the most at home is always a good first step to help maximise your wifi performance. However, sometimes you need the internet in different parts of your home and being close to the modem and plugging data hungry devices in, isn’t always practical.
This is when a mesh system can be a relatively straight-forward solution. Mesh systems help to boost your wifi coverage to the harder to reach points of your home, which can be common in large or multi-storey homes. Check out the images below which show the results of a heat map on a two-storey home. The closer to the modem we are, the stronger the wifi signal is, shown here by the red areas.
The further away we are – as seen by the blue areas – the weaker the signal is. These areas are commonly called “cold” Wi-Fi zones and mesh systems placed in these "colder" wifi areas will help improve the connectivity across your home.
These can be purchased from your local electronic stores, or some service providers include these as part of their plan. There are many options available including Google Wi-Fi, AmpliFi or Orbi and they’re generally straight forward to use, often via a smartphone app.