Had enough of spotty Wi-Fi? 5 solutions to keep you connected

2021-08-27

Written by: Circles.Life

Last updated: 14 November 2023

Have you ever found yourself in a Wi-Fi dead zone, feeling the frustration bubble up? It's a common scenario, especially with many working from home in Singapore. But before you let the Wi-Fi blues get to you, here are five practical solutions to keep you seamlessly connected.

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Effective tips for tackling Wi-Fi issues

1. Check your other devices

Before declaring a Wi-Fi emergency, test the connection on different devices to confirm if the connection issue is really due to your home broadband. If it's just one gadget struggling, the issue probably lies with the device, not your Wi-Fi.

2. See if there’s a major outage

Maybe the universe isn’t just against you today, but also the entire neighbourhood. Switch to mobile data and search online to see if there's a reported outage in your area. If so, sit tight, as technicians are probably scrambling to fix it. However, this means you can do nothing to fix the Wi-Fi except report the issue and hope it gets resolved soon.

3. Restart your router and check the cables

The age-old advice of turning your router off and on again often works wonders for troubleshooting spotty Wi-Fi. Switch off your router, unplug the power cable and wait 30 seconds before plugging it back in and restarting. Also, ensure all cables are firmly connected to the router and the wall socket. This simple step can sometimes be all it takes to get back online.

4. Optimize router placement and use a Wi-Fi extender

If you experience great Wi-Fi connection next to the router but struggle to stay online in other rooms, you probably have some dead zones in your home. Wi-Fi signals can falter through certain walls, materials, and long distances. Place your router in an open, central location with minimal obstructions. If you still have dead zones, consider a Wi-Fi extender to boost the signal reach.

5. Use your phone as a Wi-Fi hotspot

One of the best ways to get around an intermittent Wi-Fi connection is to sidestep it entirely. Mobile data speeds can be more reliable than home broadband in parts of Singapore, especially if you share your Wi-Fi with your housemates or family members.

Using your phone's hotspot feature grants you immediate internet access, so you don’t need to waste time troubleshooting the Wi-Fi until later. Plus, it’s a lifesaver for major outages that take a while to sort out.

Related read: The Most Common Network Issues and How to Fix Them

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2021-08-27

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