When you are loving your Wi-Fi connection but it is not loving you back, there are
some simple steps you should follow to get your relationship back on track.
Wi-Fi signal strength decreases the further you are from your modem. Place your modem in a central, high-up spot and away from the wall.
Devices like microwaves, radios, cordless phones all interfere with your Wi-Fi signal. Keep your modem away from these devices to avoid interference.
Many make the mistake of placing their modem in a cupboard or drawer. This weakens the signal strength, so keep your modem unobstructed for best results.
Last but surely not least, you may improve your Wi-Fi performance by changing your modem’s Wi-Fi channel. See our FAQs for step-by-step instructions on doing this.
We use the term ‘up to’ when advertising our download speeds because this variable can be considerably influenced by factors beyond our control. These include: the internet browser being used, the number of people online at that time, your computer specifications, whether you are browsing a local or an international website, and the technical capabilities of such websites.
Wi-Fi modems and routers and personal firewalls can also significantly affect your broadband speed. In addition, Wi-Fi modems use radio waves which can interfere with other electronic components, such as microwaves and cordless phones, and as a result reduce your speed considerably.
If you wish to keep using your internet connection through Wi-Fi, we suggest that you apply for the GO Smart Wi-Fi option, where you can significantly improve your Wi-Fi connection throughout your house. Alternatively, we advise that you keep your router as close as possible to your computer and at a high level (example, on a shelf). However, for the best experience, we advise you to connect directly to the cable modem via an Ethernet cable.
You can check your speed by running a test from the link provided below. It is important that test is done by connecting your computer/laptop directly with our modem and for the best result, assure yourself that no other devices are using the internet.
You can also check the speed you are receiving till your internet modem by following the below steps:
Kif nista’ niċċekkja l-veloċità ta’ l-internet tiegħi?
Tista’ tiċċekkja l-veloċità tal-internet tiegħek billi tagħmel test mill-link li jidher hawn taħt. Huwa importanti li t-test isir meta l-kompjuter / laptop ikun imqabbad direttament b’cable mal-modem tagħna u għall-aħjar riżultat, kun żgur li l-ebda apparat ieħor ma’ jkun qed juża l-internet fl-istess ħin.
Tista’ wkoll tiċċekkja l-veloċità li qed tirċievi sal-modem tal-internet tiegħek billi ssegwi l-passi hawn taħt:
Testing your connection whilst connected with an Ethernet cable will give you a more accurate result. This is because the internet signal is being guided directly to your laptop/PC. When you connect via wireless the signal is directed through radio waves which can interfere with other electronic components and as a result reduce your speed considerably.