Even you don’t see any change in the WiFi strength after upgrade to Windows 10, these tips also be very helpful. Let’s see top ways to to boost your home Wi-Fi.
Your wireless broadband will work only as fast as the slowest part of the chain – the signal you receive down the line depends on the quality of the line and the service you pay for. Beyond upgrading or moving house the things you can control are your router and your laptop, PC or tablet.
If you’re buying a new laptop with Windows 10, make sure it supports 802.11n or even 802.11ac wireless. the 802.11n standard has various options, with headline speeds up to 600Mbps. The newly arrived 802.11ac boasts headline figures up to 1.3Gbps. But few routers are able to take advantage of this at this stage, but you might find your ISP-provided router supports 802.11ac if you got it recently: the BT Home Hub 5 (pictured above) supports the standard and also works with VSDL broadband, the type used for BT Infinity. Enthusiasts should get a router that supports the latest standard, but for now 802.11n is a good start.
Wireless networking equipment adheres to various standards, which are created by the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) to ensure interoperability between kit from different manufacturers.
Excluding the obsolete ones, the standards that relate to Wi-Fi are 802.11g, 802.11n and 802.11ac. The latter is brand-new and, although you can buy ‘ac’ equipment, it’s unlikely that your whole setup will be able to take advantage of its speeds. Each standard specifies the headline speed, measured in megabits per second (Mbps). The headline figures aren’t representative of what you’ll see in practice, but they do allow comparisons to be made. Please note that all of these standards are supported by Windows 10.
Remember that if you decide to upgrade your equipment, both the wireless router and your computer must adhere to the same standard. For example, if your laptop supports only 802.11g, upgrading to an 802.11n router won’t boost performance, although it might increase the range. In this scenario, you’d also need an 802.11n USB adaptor for your Windows 10 laptop.
802.11g has a headline speed of 54Mbps. This standard has largely been phased out in favour of 802.11n, but you may still be using 802.11g if your computer is more than a couple of years old. That’s why we suggest upgrading to an 802.11n laptop if your Wi-Fi is being broadcast from an 802.11n router (which it almost certainly is). Check both router and computers – both sides of the bargain will work only at the speed of the slowest link in the chain.
OK. Here are top 5 ways to speed up wifi on Windows 10:
1. Boost Your Router’s Signal with a Bit of Hacking