Do it yourself tech guide: How to improve router performance
- Even though your router may get a Reset or Restart function, they may initiate a factory reboot and could possibly erase all your current settings
- Most of the times when the internet performance fluctuates, it could mean the firmware on which the router is operating is old or is in need of an update
The recent outbreak of coronavirus which has already affected over 6 lakh people worldwide – which is why almost everyone has been told to stay at home to reduce the rate of infection. However, staying at home and working is not an easy task. For starters, you need a good internet connection and a good router. Here are some routers which you can choose. If you already have a router and are still facing connectivity issues, you might have to reset your router.
Rebooting or resetting your router can help increase your network security and get rid of the malware. Moreover, it can also help increase upload and download speeds. Here’s how you can easily reset your router.
Unplug your router and modem
Even though your router may get a Reset or Restart function, they may initiate a factory reboot and could possibly erase all your current settings. However, to prevent this, just unplug your router and modem (you may have a single unit, in which case just unplug that) from everything they are attached to including their power source.
Once unplugged, leave the router for around 60 to 90 seconds, then plug it back up. Wait for it to warm up and then plug in the internet cable and you are done.
Most of the times when the internet performance fluctuates, it could mean the firmware on which the router is operating is old or is in need of an update. Usually, this takes place rarely unless there is a security issue but it is always advised to check once a while so that any router vulnerabilities which may exist will get patched. For this, you will need router login information.
Check which router brand is yours and you can just visit the website and check for a firmware update. This takes around 5 minutes and does not turn off your router or remove the power source which may cause it to get “bricked”.
Update any related apps
Many modern routers nowadays provide apps that can be downloaded on smartphones or tablets with which you can manage your router settings, and router usage reports.
If you use one these apps, go to app settings and see to it that the app is fully updated to the most recent version.
Reset your router
Resetting a router is not the right way to go always but it is important for your router performance. Resetting your router can defend it from malware and helps clear your router’s memory, which is important when a lot of devices have been using the router.