It’s the eternal struggle of the internet age: how do I make my internet go faster? Even if your internet seems to be moving fast, the odds are good that you still wouldn’t mind a few more megabytes downloaded each minute. Fortunately, there are several steps you can take, both large and small, to improve the speed of your satellite internet in San Bernardino County.
Start with the physical stuff
If you notice that your internet is consistently losing a signal, or that its speed seems much slower than it was previously, the first thing you should do is check your physical equipment:
- Check the cables that are fastened to your TV, router, modem and wall. Check to see that the wires are in good condition, and that they are fixed securely to their necessary position.
- Get up on a ladder and inspect your satellite dish for cracks and chips that could indicate signs of structural damage.
- Ensure nothing is blocking your satellite dish’s signal, like overgrown trees or even dirt and grime accumulated on the dish itself.
- If your dish isn’t pointed south, it could be out of alignment. If you’re worried about the alignment of your dish, you should consider calling your service provider and asking a service technician to come out and realign it.
If it appears your cables are securely connected, and nothing is obstructing the connection between your satellite and your ISP, you can still take steps to improve the speed of your satellite internet in San Bernardino County.
Restart your modem and router
If your setup is in good physical condition, turn your attention to your home’s modem and router. Start by unplugging both and ensuring there is no power to either. Then, wait for two full minutes. (Seriously—set a timer.) Finish by reattaching the wires and waiting for power to come back on. That may sound rudimentary, but you’d be amazed how useful this approach can be.
You should also consider connecting your devices directly to your router via an ethernet cable. This can have a dramatic improvement on your speeds.
The router location
You may not realize it, but the farther your wi-fi has to travel, the weaker the signal becomes. If you’re sitting in the same room as your router, the odds are good that you will get faster internet speeds. If you’re unable to change the location of your router, you can add easy-to-install wi-fi extenders to amplify the signal from your router.
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