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With more and more people abandoning cable television in favor of streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, and HBO Go, having a reliable internet connection is more important than ever. However, as much as technology has improved in recent years, many people across the nation still have poor WiFi reception in their homes.

There are ways to improve your home WiFi reception that you may not be aware of. There are also many common mistakes that homeowners make in setting up their routers that might cause them connectivity and reception issues.

In this article, we’ll talk about some of the reasons your home WiFi might not be performing as well as you’d like, and how to address those problems so you can stream and download at higher rates with better quality.

Testing your internet speed

Before we start diagnosing your internet problems, it’s a good idea to find out how your reception compares to others in your area. While there are a few good online resources to do this, one of the most respected tools is the free Speedtest by Ookla.

You can take this speed test on your laptop, desktop, cell phone, and any other decides that you connect to your router. You can also move your devices to different parts of the home to determine if your issue is a matter of reach.

If all of your devices perform poorly, try plugging your computer directly into your cable modem and taking the speed test. This will help you determine if your router is possibly malfunctioning.

Update firmware and devices

If you have an older router, it may need to be updated. To do this, you’ll need to login to your router’s administrator interface. Find out how to do this by visiting the router manufacturer’s website.

Once you’ve ensured that your device is updated, it’s a good idea to diagnose your devices. If you have one device that is performing worse than others, you may have to do software updates or maintenance to that device.

Change the placement of your router

Sometimes poor WiFi reception is simply a matter of the location of your router. Wireless routers should be elevated off of the ground and away from any large appliances that may interfere with reception.

Change your router channel

Just like radios, routers work on wireless frequencies or “channels.” This means that they can sometimes interfere with one another. If possible, switching your router to the 5GHz band can improve your connection and limit the amount of interference from other routers. Then, experiment with different channels to determine which one gives you the best reception.

Upgrade your hardware

If none of those quick fixes did the job, you might need to consider upgrading your wireless hardware. This includes purchasing a newer router, a range extender, or a mesh router system. Since newer homes tend to be larger, a mesh router system is a way to ensure coverage throughout your home via multiple access points.



11 Cypress, Needham, MA 02492

Single-Family

$1,534,000
Price

12
Rooms
5
Beds
4/1
Full/Half Baths
Custom, new construction. 5 Bedrooms,4.5 baths. A well designed home with open concept, gorgeous finish work, hardwood and custom tile work. Builder has added Finished LL Family Room and Office with a full bath. FIRST FLOOR offers Large custom kitchen with center island which opens to family room with sliders to deck and patio. Sunny morning room off of kitchen welcomes you with custom floor to ceiling round windows, dining room, living room, mudroom with closet, cubbies and 1/2 bath PLUS bedroom w/full bath & walk-in closet. Great for guests, or 1st. fl. master. Second floor offers spacious master suite with an impressive master bath, ample closets and 3 additional spacious bedrooms and full bath. Laundry on second floor. Large basement IS in process of being finished with 3/4 Bath (already complete) adding approximately 1200 sq. feet. Still time to add some personal touches. Enjoy the private entry to this home and walk to train, downtown, school, medical center and more.
Open House
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January 19 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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This Multi-Family in Lowell, MA recently sold for $260,000. This style home was sold by Office Chelmsford - Sterling Stone Real Estate & Co.


43 Shaffer St, Lowell, MA 01854

Multi-Family

$250,000
Price
$260,000
Sale Price

2
Units
2,182
Approx. GLA
Spacious 3 floor multi-family with full driveway parking, close to UMass-Lowell campus and on the student shuttle. This home provides ample opportunity for an investor come in and renovate to receive much higher rents. Students are paying top dollar for units in proximity to campus. Get in on the booming Lowell market before its too late. House has recently received new vinyl siding recently paved driveway and roof work. Interior needs full renovation/tlc **Multiple offers***Offers due by Thursday 8/2 at 3pm**

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43 Shaffer St, Lowell, MA 01854

Multi-Family

$359,900
Price

2
Units
2,182
Approx. GLA
Large 2 family, 1st floor 2 bedrooms, central heat central a/c. Full basement with washer dryer hook up. Off street parking, large storage shed. House has updated electrical panels. Whole house has natural gas generator. Second floor 2 bedrooms, with 2 bedrooms on third floor. Both units have separate entrances. Open house Jan 19th Sat 11 to 3. All offers due by Tuesday at 5 pm.
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43 Shaffer St, Lowell, MA 01854

Multi-Family

$359,900
Price

2
Units
2,182
Approx. GLA
Large 2 family, 1st floor 2 bedrooms, central heat central a/c. Full basement with washer dryer hook up. Off street parking, large storage shed. House has updated electrical panels. Whole house has natural gas generator. Second floor 2 bedrooms, with 2 bedrooms on third floor. Both units have separate entrances. Open house Jan 19th Sat 11 to 3. All offers due by Tuesday at 5 pm.
Open House
Saturday
January 19 at 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
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