Working in a technology firm would give the impression that you’re talking to a geek and I am as far away from it as Sachin Tendulkar is to football or Cristiano Ronaldo to cricket whichever gets your fancy. As a result, I want to share what Wi-Fi entails in strictly layman lingo.
Daily data generation is of the order of 2.5 quintillion(1 quintillion= 1,000,000,000,000,000,000) bytes of data approximately and a majority of it is over Wi-Fi. Even more so during these days of the pandemic.
Learn to connect to the Wi-Fi efficiently:-
- Wi-Fi is a radio signal and has a limited range.
- It broadcasts on two different frequencies- 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz
- Switch to 5 GHz when in close proximity to the router
- Switch to 2.4 GHz frequency when at a distance from the router as walls and building materials can block the Wi-Fi signals
Pointers for better Wi-Fi:-
- Switch off and reboot the router at least once a day
- Don’t place the router on soft surfaces such as pillows, sofas etc.
- Disconnect from VPN(Virtual Private Network). More on VPN can be found on How to enable VPN for free and download torrents
- Signal interference can be limited by removing objects in the router’s path.
- When in doubt then connect the LAN(Local Area Network) cable with the router and the device in question
- Do not keep your system in hibernate.
- Restart video calling app in case there is congestion
- Stay in close proximity of the router for best results
Maintain to gain from the Wi-Fi network:-
- Clear history from the browser irrespective of the one that you’re using by clearing all temporary files, browser and DNS cache
- The speed is inversely proportional to the number of users using the network. In other words, for optimum speed, limit the number of users in a given session.
- Run system security checks through McAfee, Norton, Kaspersky, etc. to check on Malware that might be inadvertently downloading data. Malware can be viruses, worms, Trojan viruses, spyware, adware, and ransomware.
- Run regular speed-tests on the website speedtest.net for checking on the speed that you are on and while running the tests stop high-bandwidth consumption applications such as Torrents.
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