If YouTube, Netflix and Co do not play their content smoothly, we are happy to blame the internet provider. The problem is often due to home networking and not always working WiFi or industrial ethernet.
In the past, only a few family computers were connected via WLAN, nowadays there is a hi-fi system, robot vacuum, coffee machine and refrigerator in the home network. While this is convenient, the many devices together with those of the neighbors also make the WLAN more susceptible to interference. If you are plagued by slow connections or even breaks in the network, you can optimize the connection of your devices active in the network with five simple tips. Before you start: Very often, if the connection is bad, simply restarting the router by pulling the plug and reinserting it will help.
Lan Cable Instead Of Wlan
It’s always faster by cable. So if you have the option, it’s best to use a LAN cable. A direct connection between two devices is much more stable than the WLAN signal. You also save yourself the annoying password entry. So that you don’t have to pull a cable to the router for every device in every room, it’s best to use a switch . You connect this distributor to the router by cable. Then you connect game consoles, televisions or the smart speaker via the free connections. If the distance is too great, you can also use a socket adapter. We’ll explain more about this later in this post.
Manual Ip Addresses Instead Of Dhcp
Your router automatically assigns an IP address to new devices. This unique recognition works like an address and allows devices to exchange data with each other. However, the automatic assignment takes time and does not always work reliably. It is therefore best to assign fixed IP addresses yourself. Set this up for all devices on your router first. Since the settings are different for each manufacturer, we will explain the procedure on a Fritzbox from the manufacturer AVM as an example .