Usually, when we come across a slow WiFi speed or the connections the often weakens, we are unable to spot the reason behind and assume that it randomly occurs.
However, there are several factors that create an impact over the strong WiFi connection making it unreachable. While this happens there is much one can do to improve the connection speed of your Wifi.
Let us see the factors responsible for slowing down the WiFi connection one by one.
Wi-Fi network strength and range
Your WiFi or the wireless access point has a specific reach and hence the farther you get from the modem or router, the poorer connection you would come across and to a certain more distance it would stop permanently.
Further, you might come across weaker connection even if you are within the range of the router. The reason behind this could be that your router is lying buried under things in a closet, is placed in some other room and the walls obstruct, has become too old or got broken.
To resolve this issue try moving closer to the router or place the router at a location where the signals do not meet with physical obstructions.
Wi-Fi radio interference
The radio signals from the number of consumer electronic products in the house tend to obstruct the WiFi network signals.
These may include Bluetooth devices, cordless phones, microwave oven, etc. Each of these devices when turned on significantly lower down the speed WiFi connection that as the radio signals interfere with the WiFi Network signals.
Try moving farther from such electronic devices and then use the computer also you should place the WiFi router away from such electronic devices.
WiFi network is overloaded
If too many devices are connected via your router then the available bandwidth gets divided and each device is capable of using only limited bandwidth and this again inhibits the speed of your wireless connection.
When the device using the network lacks enough of bandwidth, then websites won't open, the videos stop playing, and the device may even get disconnected at times and then reconnect to the network again and again, as it consistently tries to get hold of enough bandwidth in order to keep using Wi-Fi.
To resolve this issue connect only a limited number of devices over a single network.
You're connected to a wrong Wi-Fi network.
Your device may get connected to the wrong network without your knowledge, in case two neighbors possibly run unsecured WiFi networks with a similar name i.e. SSID.
This misconnection may lead to all the above-mentioned problems including the momentary connection and disconnection of the network and also in case the connection of the neighbor is turned off your device gets disconnected so it is important to check if you are connected with the correct network.
Not only this but also if your connection faces bandwidth issue then also, it may lead to the above-mentioned situations.
Outdated driver or firmware
Every computer that is connected to a Wi-Fi network makes use of a tiny piece of software which is called a device driver and for the network routers, the similar functioning technology is called firmware.
These software pieces may become corrupted get obsolete with time leading to wireless problems or network drops.
To solve the issue get your router’s firmware upgraded to the latest version. Also, update the network driver of your device.
Incompatible software packages installed
This one of the least possible reasons for slow internet connection problems, however, when it comes to WiFi then it could impact the WiFi speed of the computer that comprises of incompatible software installed to it as they may modify the networking compatibilities of the operating system.
If you find that the WiFi is dropping immediately after an update or software installation then at first you should address the driver problem because that has a greater probability to occur.
If the case is different then be ready to uninstall or remove the incompatible software or also you may reinstall the corrupted program.
If you have tried everything then go and check with your ISP and in case you are on iOS or Android, you may also reset your phone to factory settings.
Your router might be damaged or outdated
If none of the above-mentioned strategies are successful for the creation of a constant Wi-Fi signal then it means that the problem lies with your router.
Contact your wireless internet service provider as they might give you a replacement free of charge if it is in the warranty period.
You might also choose to buy a new improved router by yourself, but prior to investing into that ensure that it's compatible with the Wi-Fi service you are taking.