A little-known WiFi trick can help improve device connectivity when they’re too far from the router, a YouTuber revealed.
Linus Sebastian, part of @techquickie recommended a frequency change on YouTube that can improve your connection once and for all.
Your wireless router broadcasts two connection frequencies: 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz.
The 5 GHz WiFi band is what devices automatically connect to as it offers faster speeds.
High speeds mean faster internet, right?
Well, due to the nature of the faster frequency, it just doesn’t go that far.
The 2.4GHz band, on the other hand, has a much longer range despite being a slower connection.
“And it has the added benefit of being able to penetrate walls more easily,” explained Sebastian.
This means it can help hit hard-to-reach devices in far corners of the home.
The Wi-Fi expert has suggested households switch to the 2.4GHz band instead to quell so-called Wi-Fi “dark spots” at home.
But only for devices that don’t require higher speeds, such as your laptop or smart TV.
“Try 2.4GHz on your phone if you’re just browsing the web or checking your messages,” he added.
“Or on your gadgets that don’t require a lot of speed, like fitness trackers, security cameras, or app-controlled Christmas lights.”
For devices that are closer to your router – or even in the same room – you can use 5 GHz for a fast network.
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