The way your home internet is set up, and the way you use it, can all have various effects on the connections speed and performance. Here are a few things you can do to improve your nbn performance:
Weak Wi-Fi Signal:
The strength of your Wi-Fi signal can be influenced by the location of your router. For optimal Wi-Fi strength, try this:
- Place your router in a central location that avoids as many walls, ductwork, and large bodies of water (such as a pool) as possible.
- Consider purchasing a Wi-Fi extender to assist the distance in which you can connect wirelessly to your router.
- For optimal connection speed, connect your device directly to the router via an Ethernet cord.
Too many devices?
Your nbn is shared between all devices in the household that are connected wirelessly, as well as directly via Ethernet cable. The more devices you have connected to the one service, the slower the speed is likely to be.
You can try switching off one device at a time to see if a specific device is causing these slow speeds. This could suggest your device is infected with a virus, or it may just be too old to support higher speeds.