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Slow Internet? 10 Easy Ways to fix it!

    If you are experiencing lagging in videos and downloads are taking ages, don't bang your head or curse your router/ modem. Try the fixes given in this post to bring your digital life back in the fast lane. Keep reading!

    Iffy Ethernet Connection

    Make sure the computer, laptop or mobile device is connected to your home router or modem properly via Ethernet cable. Also, the Ethernet connection you have made must be finger-tight.

    Try a WiFi Connection

    In the event that the Ethernet connection you have made isn’t successfully, try using a WiFi connection. But, you have to make sure to connect to your own WiFi for a secure and blazing-fast internet.

    Your Router/ Modem is Cheap

    Make sure that your router/ modem is top-notch. To take your experience to the next level, update your router/ modem. And if your device (router or modem) is 2-3 generations old, we suggest you to switch to a new one.

    Why not Netgear Extender?

    If you are planning to buy a new router or modem, why not a smart device at the same price? Yes, Netgear WiFi range extender offers its users a blazing-fast WiFi in every nook and cranny of their house at a reasonable price. What you have to do, visit the official site of Netgear and select an extender as per your need and budget. Over there you can find a vast range of extenders for big or small home at cheaper price.

    Further, we will take Netgear AC1750 Setup as an example.

    You are on an Overloaded Channel

    The slow Internet issue may also be the channel that your WiFi/ network is on. Different WiFi signals connect to different channels, like radio. So, if you are experiencing slow internet, chances are the same channel are used by your neighborhood WiFi devices. So, to make your router/ modem or Netgear extender work efficiently, switch to a different channel.

    Tip: Change the channel of your Netgear extender using mywifiext.net. Simply open a web browser and enter the web address into its URL bar field. Hit the Enter key and the URL will take you through the rest.

    Your Devices Need an Update

    Yes, you read it right. An outdated firmware version on your Netgear extender, router or the modem might give you internet connectivity issue. To prevent this, update the latest version of firmware on your Netgear extender, router or the modem.

    Time for a Power Cycle

    If still your internet connection is running at snail’s pace, then it’s time to power cycle your Netgear extender, router, or the modem. To get the job done, follow a couple of steps outlined below.

    Unplug your Netgear extender, router, or modem.

    Wait for some time.

    Plug your devices back in.

    It is suggested to plug in your modem or the router first and after that your Netgear extender.

    Your Devices are in a bad spot

    Try moving your router/ modem or Netgear extender out into the open, if you normally keep them in a cabinet or closet. Have open space for their WiFi signals. Doing so can improve your WiFi speed. If you own a big home, it can be a distance issue. Try placing your router/ modem on a higher and open place to speed up your WiFi.

    Other devices might interference

    Chances are that the electronic devices in your home causing interference. Try moving your devices away from baby monitors, cordless phones, kitchen appliances, etc. and see if it helps in improving your WiFi speed.

    To verify whether your internet is working fine, open a web browser, head towards its address bar and enter mywifiext. If the web address loads up quickly, it means your internet is working fine. In case not, consider this troubleshooting step as a last resort.

    You haven’t configured your Netgear AC1750 Extender

    In the event that your internet is still working at snail’s pace, then ensure that you haven’t configured your Netgear AC1750 extender yet. To get the most of your internet, configure your Netgear extender properly.

    In order to perform Netgear AC1750 setup without any ado, follow and apply the following steps.

    1.  Connect your Netgear AC1750 extender to your router.

    2.  Also, connect your computer or laptop to your WiFi network.

    3.  Open a web browser on your connected device.

    4.  Enter mywifiext or 192.168.1.250 in the browser’s address bar.

    5.  Tap the Enter key.

    6.  Netgear Genie Setup page will appear.

    7.  Go through the on-screen instructions and speed up your internet.

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