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What can impact my wireless speeds?

Wireless signals are affected by distance and by interference from other devices in the area, such as cordless phones, baby monitors and other wireless equipment – even in neighbouring properties! This is because each wi-fi device connects to a wireless channel, and when other devices use the same channel it can influence the quality of your connection.

Other factors affecting your speed:

  • The performance of the connected device can influence the speeds you achieve, so it is always advisable to run a comparison test with additional devices.
  • Older computers and devices may be unable to process faster speeds, so if you’re seeing slower speeds than expected, try a newer device and re-test.
  • If your property is larger, you may also consider purchasing a Total Home Wi-fi extender, as this will increase the coverage area of your wireless signal.