Wi-Fi speed can vary depending on a few things: the type of device you are using, distance between the device and your router or point, the frequency your devices are connected to, and physical barriers like walls in your home.
To improve your Wi-Fi speed, try one or more of these steps:
- Move the connected device closer to your Wifi router or point.
- Run a mesh test to confirm placement of your Wifi points. Try to move your router or point to a more open or unobstructed location and your router or points closer to each other.
- Restart your network.
- Contact your Internet Service Provider (ISP) to confirm your service is working properly.
Things that could affect your Wi-Fi speed
- Your device is far from your Wifi router or point(s). Often, moving your device closer to your router or point will result in improved speeds.
- Building materials and other objects located between your router and Wifi points or between your Wifi points and mobile devices may slow your connection. If possible, try to use your device within a clear line of sight to your router or point.
- The internet speed from your provider may be currently slower than expected. Test your internet speeds. If the results are less than you expected, contact your ISP.
- Devices connected on the 2.4 GHz channel may not achieve speeds as fast as the 5 GHz channel.
- Some devices do not support the faster Wi-Fi standards. Speed is dependent on both the router or point and the device that is connected to it. If you have an older device, it’s likely it won’t support the latest standards for the fastest speeds.
- There could be signal interference due to traffic on your Wi-Fi network, on your neighbors' Wi-Fi networks, or from other sources like microwaves or baby monitors.
- Nest Wifi and Google Wifi are designed for personal home use and not intended to be used for sharing networks across multiple dwellings. Using Nest Wifi or Google Wifi in this manner can result in slower Wi-Fi speeds and unreliable connections.