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Getting the Best Speed from YOUR wifi.

by Bob Elliott

It all started with TV remote controls, then cordless phones and mobiles, the age of being connected but not attached to our devices by wires has really taken off.

Fifteen years ago when UKTelecom started providing services to expats in France we sold just low cost calls and dial-up internet connections.  How things have changed!

In the same way as it would be unacceptable to have to rely on dial-up broadband that tookScreen Shot 2017-05-29 at 11.45.42 half an hour to download a simple document or photo, most of our customers no longer want to be restricted to just a PC wired up to their modem.  At the same time the number of hand held connected devices has grown, and this increases when they have visitors to stay.

We work hard to keep every one of our customers happy by ensuring that their wifi service always performs at peak speed.  If your wifi is slow here is some great advice on how to get the maximum speed from your broadband modem.

Like property, it is all about location, location, location!

•       The higher the modem is located the better.  Wifi signals are sent out radially and downwards.

•       Modems do not like microwaves and white goods, so kitchens are bad.

•       They don’t like TVs or mirrors either.

•       Every modem has several wifi channels – but are factory pre-set using just one of three.  Get help from your provider to change it if necessary.

Make sure you have set up your security code to stop others using your service.

Screen Shot 2017-05-29 at 11.43.06Things can go wrong, even when you have set up things correctly.  Our latest generation of modems allow us to interrogate your modem remotely, see what lights are showing and change the wifi channel, reboot the modem remotely and much more depending on the equipment in your local exchange.

A final tip.  Each piece of equipment you connect to the wifi will slow it down a little, so when you are no longer using it disconnect it from the service so the rest will work faster.



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