It can be highly frustrating to find out your WiFi connection performs below par, even when you have a good enough internet package and receive good bandwidth from your ISP. In such cases, the problem is not with your internet package, but with your WiFi router. Luckily, optimizing your WiFi network and enhancing the performance of your WiFi router isn’t rocket science.

If you have a basic understanding of how a WiFI router operates, you can enhance its performance. To help you out in this regard, we have mentioned some tips below that can help you enhance the performance of your WiFi router.

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Positioning the Router

Placing your router in the right spot can really make a difference in the performance of your WiFi router. The speed and performance of your WiFi are affected greatly by things like walls, doors, floors, ceilings, and other obstacles. To enhance the speed and performance of your WiFi network, you should try to position your WiFi router in the center of your home, in an open area without too many obstacles nearby.

Since WiFi routers also transmit and spread signals in a downward direction, it is a good idea to place the router slightly elevated from the floor to maximize signal coverage.

Adjusting Antennas

Nowadays, router manufacturers like TP-Link manufacture wireless routers with adjustable antennas. If you have a wireless router with adjustable antennas, try positioning the antennas perpendicularly, with one in vertical direction and the other in horizontal. If your wireless router does not have an adjustable antenna, you can buy one and attach it to your WiFi router to enhance its performance.

Using the Right Frequency Band

Although this point is usually overlooked, frequency bands can also make a huge difference in enhancing the performance of your WiFi router. WiFi routers nowadays come with two different types of frequency bands; 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz. You can configure the frequency band of your wireless router through

If your WiFi router is struggling with range, you should prefer to use 2.4 GHz frequency as it increases the range of your WiFi network and if your WiFi router is struggling with internet speeds, 5 GHz would be the right choice as it provides faster internet speeds.

Updating the Firmware

Firmware is the software on which your WiFi router runs and functions. Firmware can be considered like an operating system. Similar to an operating system, the firmware also receives frequent updates to make small fixes to improve the security and performance of the device. Router manufacturers release firmware updates on a regular basis to improve the security and performance of the router. You should update the firmware of your WiFi router regularly through the network admin panel i.e to get security fixes and performance improvements.

Use WiFi Range Extender/Repeater

Sometimes, everything would be perfect, but just because you are living in a large house or building, your WiFi router is not able to perform up to par. In such cases, a WiFi range extender or repeater can be your best friend to enhance the performance of the WiFi router. These devices receive existing signals from your WiFi router and rebroadcast them, thereby extending the coverage. 

Reboot the Router

Apart from the most obvious of upgrading your router, you can reboot your router and modem on a regular basis to enhance their performance. Your router needs a break after working for long hours and it is one of the easiest ways to enhance the performance of your WiFi router and fix most of your internet problems, such as low WiFi speeds, web pages not loading, video buffering, stream lagging, etc.