With schools shut down and people working from home, your internet service is getting a real workout.
There are a few things you can do to speed up your home Wi-Fi.
We prefer being on our home network because it isn't eating into our cellular data plan. But if everyone's home, no one's using your data plan. So here's a switch, turn off the Wi-Fi on your smartphone and use the data from your provider, especially if you're just scrolling through checking Facebook and watching TikTok videos.
If you're seeing a lot of buffering while watching Netflix, Amazon or Hulu, you should check your router. Is it surrounded by other electronics and wires? That can cause interference and slow speeds. Put your router as close to the center of your house as possible and away from other electronics.
If you've never connected to your router through its app or online, do it now. There are features that allow you to prioritize certain devices, such as smart TVs and Rokus.
If you stop watching Netflix or another streaming service, make sure it isn't still playing. Sometimes you might turn off the TV but leave the streaming service playing.