Since 1997, when Wi-Fi emerged into the consumer world, it’s become integral to everyday life. For many it’s a vital way of staying connected with friends, family and colleagues – At home, at work and even out and about.
We tend to take it a bit for granted, when in actual fact we probably feel like we couldn’t live without it – Especially during 2020! And like so many things – We really only notice how much we depend on it when it’s not there. Much like when there is a power cut and all the lights go out – When Wi-Fi isn’t working properly, we really feel it’s absence.
Is there anything quite as frustrating as dodgy Wi-Fi?
Technology wouldn’t be technology without its issues, and Wi-Fi is no exception. So what can cause Wi-Fi problems? One of the biggest issues to affect how successful and reliable a Wi-Fi connection is, is Wi-Fi interference. In this blog we’re going to be looking at how you might go about detecting whether your Wi-Fi woe is an interference issue
How do I know if my Wi-Fi issue is due to Wi-Fi interference?
Here are a couple of problems you may experience if you are having trouble with Wi-Fi interference.
- Trouble with signal strength, and having low signal despite being in close proximity to a Wi-Fi broadcast device like a router
- You have no connectivity issues when using a wired connection, but have a considerably slower connection when connecting using Wi-Fi
- Trying to transfer files between computers using Wi-Fi, and finding it very slow
- Being unable to pair devices using Wi-Fi or Bluetooth despite being in close proximity to the receiver
- Your Wi-Fi connection Intermittently dropping out
If you are experiencing one or more of these annoying Wi-Fi issues, then it’s quite possible that something is causing interference with your Wi-Fi.
There are two main types of Wi-Fi Interference – Physical and Frequency. We’ll be covering some examples of each of these in next weeks blog. Check back then to see how you can identify what may be causing your Wi-Fi interference issue, and how you can go about fixing it.
If you require any Wi-Fi help in the meantime, then please don’t hesitate to give our Wi-Fi experts a call. We’re still working under the current government guidelines, and mainly operating out of Hampshire and London. Don’t let dodgy Wi-Fi be the reason you can’t find a connection.