Monday, February 6

Why is your WiFi connection never as fast as the operator promised you?


Do you feel that your WiFi plan is not as fast as it should be and you have doubts about why it could be? We tell you how to know what the problem may be, and some solutions.

Internet connections today are at a point unthinkable a decade ago, and it is increasing more and more, due to the new technologies that are advancing by leaps and bounds, as well as their infrastructures.

Not only in terms of the infrastructure behind the support of these high speeds, but also the incredible improvement of home products that help us enjoy them, the routers, which They have improved their specifications quite a bit in the last five years.

Do you feel that the speed you hired from your company is not what it should be? This can happen for different reasons, and today we are going to talk a little about it.

First of all we must these tips are always based on the fact that we have a good signal and range on our deviceIf not, maybe that’s where the problem is.

The speeds of the routers are always theoretical, meaning that the results that they should give are based on tests done in perfect conditions with state-of-the-art devices in terms of router support.

Routers usually emit signals in two bands, 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz, the first being the one with the greatest range, while the second has the best performance. If we see two networks available on our router and we want to use the best connection, we must always use the 5 GHz network.

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The 2.4 GHz band theoretically has a maximum speed of 600 Mbps, while the 5 GHz network has a speed of 1300 Mbps.

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This can be greatly improved if our router included Wi-Fi 6 supportwhich exponentially improves the data flow by the router in addition to offering a more powerful signal in both bands, and this is noticeable considerably, being the technology that can help us the most to reach the theoretical maximum speed of our router.

Already in Spain, the main companies already have support for routers with WiFi 6, such as Movistar and Orange, which Vodafone recently joined, but which they usually have an additional cost for renting these routers (in the case of Orange, no).

But here our devices also have a great influence, since depending on the compatible technology of the same we can get a better performance or not, and this works in the following way.

If our device has WiFi 5 (basic in all smartphones today), the theoretical maximum speed in the 5 GHz network would be 1300 Mbps, but normally the maximum that we can use will be between 50% and 80% of it.

If our device and router have WiFi 6 technology, yes we could make use of the theoretical maximum speed of our device without any problem.

With this, we strongly recommend that if your smartphone supports WiFi 6, and you are fiber users, look to buy a router with WiFi 6 technology, which will help you a lot in your day to day life and will not give you signal problems.

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