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Does Connecting Too Many Devices Slow Your Internet Speed?

Posted on August 10, 2023

Let’s face it, slow internet is inconvenient and downright frustrating. If your internet is consistently slow, you’re probably looking into devices that promise to boost internet speed, but what if there were a simpler solution? If you really want to know how to make the internet faster, start looking at some of your habits, practices, and devices, to see if some simple troubleshooting can fix your problem.

First, does connecting too many devices slow your internet speed? The short answer is yes, but to understand why, you have to understand how Wi-Fi works. Your Wi-Fi router is the home base of wireless connectivity at your house, sending and receiving data and allowing devices to communicate with each other. This is done using frequencies somewhat like radio waves, and the router and devices receiving the signal must be on the same band of frequencies.

However, two devices cannot share one frequency at the same time. If you try to connect two many devices to the same Wi-Fi, your router will not be able to communicate with them at once. So, while your internet may still be moving at a good speed, the wireless connection may be slow. As a rule, try not to have more than five devices connected to your Wi-Fi at once so that it won’t put too much of a burden
on your bandwidth.

Fortunately, there are some things you can try to see if you can give your internet speed a boost. First, move the router closer to the devices. This is especially important if there are concrete walls between your devices and your router, so moving them closer together might make the signal stronger.
If the wireless connection is still not as strong as you’d like, try using an ethernet cable instead. If you don’t need to connect wirelessly, you can plug your device directly into the router with an ethernet cable.
Another thing to try is updating your router. Sometimes, the best solution to your problem of poor speed performance is a better, newer router.

Finally, try using a Wi-Fi extender. You can use a Wi-Fi extender to boost the signal from your router to the furthest corners of your home. If you’re not sure which extender would be best for your needs, feel free to call Trifecta Wireless’ customer service and we can give you some recommendations.

At Trifecta Wireless, we believe that escaping the hustle and bustle of the city shouldn’t mean you’re stuck with slow wireless. Living in a rural area shouldn’t cause you to lose out on fast and reliable internet access, and we are here to make sure it doesn’t. Using America’s largest cellular networks, we offer dependable rural internet speeds in all 50 states, with no contracts and none of the questionable billing practices you may have encountered with DSL and satellite internet providers. We are here for you, with unlimited 4G rural internet that offers modern convenience, with straightforward setup and pricing, and a money back guarantee. To learn more or get started, call or text us at 616-881-1188 or contact us through our website.

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