Get the most from your internet connection
I phoned BT a couple of weeks ago to say our internet regularly tripped out and was particularly poor around 4-6pm. They tested the line and said speed was good. The agent said he would send a ‘Mini Connector Kit’ which arrived the next day. It consisted of 2 plugs and 2 ethernet cables. One plugged into mains near to our hub and connected to the hub with cable supplied. The other plugged into mains near my computer in another room in the house using the other cable. Although not 100% it is considerably better and cost zero.
From Graham Keens 21/01/20
By Mark Dunn
- Make sure you have no telephone extensions or, if you do, make sure they have filters on.
- Use Ethernet when you care about bandwidth within your home (streaming to your TV)
- Configure your router
Choose the best frequency compatible with your Wi-Fi devices
Choose the widest bandwidth compatible with your Wi-Fi devices
Choose the best channel from the ‘Available Channels’ on the table above
- Position your router carefully
- Use Google’s DNS servers
Mark is happy to discuss if you need help with this and has just posted the link below with details of BT’s latest broadband router