How to Boost Internet Speed with Two Simple Tips

Wireless routers have become an essential item in every household and office connected to the Internet. However, it can be quite infuriating when you pay for high-speed internet but your connection still remains unbearably slow. This is even worse if you don’t know how to boost Internet speed. Wi-Fi dead zones or that little annoying buffering symbol can easily send you into a bout of rage.

Wi-Fi can also be quite temperamental. You may be getting a perfect signal in one spot. But as soon as you move to another spot it becomes ridiculously slow and when you get back to the original spot it becomes sluggish again.

When you have temperamental Wi-Fi, it is imperative to fix your connection and speed to enjoy all the benefits of a Wi-Fi connection.

In this article, we will show you how to boost Internet speed using a trick that will not cost you a cent.

How to Boost Internet Speed

To ensure that this method works, start by downloading or using any speed test app such as speedtest.com. You can use these tools to check your current Internet speed before you attempt to boost it.

In our test, the original download speed was 31.62Mbps, which is ridiculously slow and upload speed was 11.56Mbps.

Download and Install the NETGEAR Wi-Fi Analytics App

NETGEAR Wi-Fi Analytics App​
Note down the current download and upload speeds. Then go to Google Play Store or App Store and search for an app called the NETGEAR Wi-Fi Analytics App. It is a free app and works perfectly whether you have a NETGEAR router or not. Download and install the NETGEAR Analytics App on your phone or tablet.
After you install the app, you can then analyze your current network. The app is quite simple to use. The signal reception is divided into Poor, Good, and Best. Just walk around the room to identify different spots with either poor or good and best connections. At the bottom of the app, you’ll see a tab called Network status with the usual Wi-Fi icon.

Just click on the icon and the app will identify all the available networks including the one you are currently connected to. One thing you’ll notice is that all the networks are using the same channel, which means everyone in your range is fighting for Wi-Fi connection on the same channel. Such overcrowding on one channel is not a good thing. You have to avoid that if you want to know how to boost Internet speed.

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What You Do Next to Get Out of the Crowd?

Still at the bottom of the app, tap the icon next to the Wi-Fi icon. This will give you the status of the channel you are currently connected to including the number of connections sharing the same channel. In our example, which also applies to most people, we are connected to Channel 1. But when we check at the bottom of the app, we also see better channels to connect to.
The channels are categorized as Average, Best, and Great. Obviously, channels labeled as Best and Great will give you the best signal.
So how do you switch to the better channel?

How to Change Wi-Fi Channel

wi-fi channel

To change channels, go to your computer and log into your router’s admin console via the IP addresses provided by your router’s manufacturer.

Log in and go to Settings and click on Advanced. Look for Setup and find the Wireless or Wi-Fi Setup. In this part of the settings, change your channel from Automatic to the channel you found to have either Best or Great speed. Keep the rest of the channel settings to channels that you found to have less interference.

While still at Wireless Setup, go to your DNS Settings and change from Default to Cloudflare New DNS. Put 1.1.1.1 into the primary DNS and 1.0.0.1 into the secondary DNS. In Google’s DNS put 8.8.8.8. These changes will give you better speed and Wi-Fi experience. Click Apply and run another test to see the difference.

When we run our speed test again, we discover that our upload speed has improved to almost 150 Mbps from the original 31.62 Mbps and our upload speed has increased from the initial 11.56 to 11.80 Mbps.

Conclusion

This simple trick about how to boost Internet speed clearly works. The only challenging thing is just to find is your router’s username and password and how you can log in. Once you have these simple details the rest is quite easy.
You’ll no longer suffer the pain of slow Wi-Fi speeds and dead zones when you use this simple hack.

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Kami Christian
Kami Christian
8 months ago

Well I did this and I didn’t get any better speeds. When I I download the app it said that it needed to be an updated version. I have Hughes Net not sure if that would have anything to do with it but my internet has been horrible from day one and they don’t seem like they care about that at all. Any suggestions? Suffering from buffer syndrome..lol..help.

Pat Duncan
Pat Duncan
8 months ago
Reply to  Kami Christian

Are you using a phone or a wifi-router? What speeds are you getting right now

Lionel Velez
Lionel Velez
1 month ago
Reply to  Kami Christian

try willtv.net

I use it to watch all my television shows. No commercials.

Kari
Kari
8 months ago

Definitely checking in to this

Tony martin
Tony martin
8 months ago

How do you find user name and password?

Mike
Mike
8 months ago

Very excited to try this but could not find in the apple app store. Another articles say this app is not for IOS devices.

Sa
Admin
Sa
8 months ago
Reply to  Mike

Please try Fing app or WiFi Analyzer or Airport Utility for iOS

Steve
Steve
8 months ago

Can’t find Netgear Analytics on IOS App store

Frank
Frank
8 months ago
Reply to  Steve

Could not find it on iOS either…
So tried my android and it is their!

Sa
Admin
Sa
8 months ago
Reply to  Frank

Please try Fing or WiFi Analyzer or Airport Utility for iOS

Hasherbob
Hasherbob
8 months ago

Can I do something similar when I am using my cell as a wifi hotspot?

Gary
Gary
8 months ago
Reply to  Hasherbob

I have the same question. maybe once Hotspot is set up use another Android phone to run Netgear app… hope we get an answer

Jerry
Jerry
8 months ago

Will try it let u know how it works

Terence Walsh
Terence Walsh
8 months ago

Sounds great this, but not enough detail for the average computer user
“LOG IN TO YOUR ROUTERS ADMIN CONSOLE VIA THE IP ADDRESSES”

How on earth do I do that….much more detail is required for the whole article
Regards
Terry Walsh

Sa
Admin
Sa
8 months ago
Reply to  Terence Walsh

When you open your router admin panel, please enter your IP Address

Lynn
Lynn
8 months ago

Can’t find Netgear Analytics on IOS App store. Super disappointed

Lynn
Lynn
8 months ago

Please update instructions. This app. Missing. No Netgear Analytics on IOS App store. Super disappointed

Sa
Admin
Sa
8 months ago
Reply to  Lynn

Please try Fing or WiFi Analyzer or Airport Utility

Candy
Candy
8 months ago

This worked for me.

Dave
Dave
8 months ago

Looked in Apple app store and Google play store and can’t find this app. Help.

Sa
Admin
Sa
8 months ago
Reply to  Dave

Please try Fing or WiFi Analyzer or Airport Utility, they do the same job

Dave
Dave
8 months ago

I opened the app store on my iPhone XR and typed in Netgear wi-fi analytics app. It opened up a selection of apps but none of them had that title. Any advice?

Sa
Admin
Sa
8 months ago
Reply to  Dave

Please try Fing app or WiFi Analyzer or Airport Utility for iOS

Carlton Wimbish
Carlton Wimbish
7 months ago

How do I recover my past word for my VPN?

Sa
Admin
Sa
7 months ago

Please, contact your VPN support team!
We are sure they will help you out…

Scott
Scott
6 months ago

What if you don’t have a router just a modem can you still do it to change channels

Scott
Scott
6 months ago

What if you don’t have a router just a modem can you still change the channels to get the best one

Scott
Scott
6 months ago

What if you don’t have a router just a modem can you still change channels to find the best one

Patricia Motter
Patricia Motter
6 months ago

Frank

Patricia Motter
Patricia Motter
6 months ago

My user name and password are on the information label on my router. I was told by the service rep for my WiFi provider that the router the WiFi companies provide are the cheapest quality, as such the poorest quality service for buffering. I replaced their router with Medialink. Try Amazon or Ebay

Greg
Greg
3 months ago

Just get a adapter and directly plug in firestick to modem. If your tv is close to cable modem. Or use a vpn to block your iPhone address out that will increase your speed also

Ben Galer
Ben Galer
6 months ago

Didnt work for me. Found it hard to understand the instructions.

Sa
Admin
Sa
6 months ago
Reply to  Ben Galer

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