Top Causes of Wi-Fi Failure
The common way to notice a Wi-Fi problem is when it stops working, which is the utmost fear of many event organizers.
While in an event, a Wi-Fi failure will probably have serious implications, it is something that you can fix it yourself using steps.
Let’s see the common Wi-Fi problems and how to fix them.
Slow or no internet access in certain locations
Wi-Fi is propagated in the form of radio waves, which means your router will spread it in all directions starting from a central location.
If your stationary router is placed in a far corner, you should consider moving it into the central location of the venue.
Another option is to deploy an access point to help boost the strength of the signal.
Or if your event venue of office is located close to other routers, they might interfere with yours.
If this is the case, consider using applications such as Wi-Fi Analyzer to check all the Wi-Fi networks in the proximity and the channels they are using.
If your router overlaps with these other networks in your venue, you can simply switch yours to a less jammed channel.
Overall slow internet
If you experience slow internet connection in all corners of your room, consider measuring its speed. If it is slow, contact your Wi-Fi vendor because the problem is likely the internet connection and not the router.
No device can connect to the network
If your devices cannot connect to the Wi-Fi, try pugging one device directly to the router via an Ethernet cable. If it connects, the problem is the Wi-Fi, but if it doesn’t, then the signal of your internet is down, in which case check with your vendor.
Are you experiencing a drop in Wi-Fi signal intermittently? This could interference from other devices or nearby devices.
If this is the case, you can try changing your router channel to a less congested one.
You can also try factory resetting on your router.
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