Here’s How Routers Affect the Internet Speeds


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Many times when the internet speed slows down, the Internet Service Provider (ISP) is usually blamed for it. However, sometimes the fault may not lie with your ISP but with your router.

How to check if your router is slow

To check whether your router offers low internet speed, connect your computer directly to your internet modem. Run an HTML 5 speed test to check your Internet speed. If the internet speed is much faster when connected directly to your computer in comparison to when it is connected to the router, then it means that your router is affecting your internet speed.

How to solve the problem

Normally a quick reset of your router would solve the problem. Also, you must ensure that your WiFi router is up to date. If you purchased it more than 2-3 years ago, check that the latest firmware is installed on it. Make sure that your router supports the 802.11n wireless standard. If your router does not support the ‘N’ wireless standard then it means that it has become obsolete.

If you are purchasing a new router, you may consider getting a dual-band router which supports a 5 GHz carrier frequency in addition to the standard 2.4 GHz. The 5 GHz band efficiently handles interference, which might be essential especially if you live in an apartment complex. It will ensure that your tasks which need quick Internet speeds, such as video streaming could be done seamlessly. The 2.4 GHz band can be used for regular activities like checking emails.

If your router is working fine and you still need a faster internet connection, then you should opt for an Internet broadband plan with higher megabits per second (Mbps).

Tikona’s plans

Tikona offers a wide variety of broadband services. It has heavy usage plans for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and prosumers as well as light and flexi plans for consumers who have a relatively low broadband usage. Various Tikona broadband plans offer the following speeds.
• 10 Mbps
• 6 Mbps
• 4 Mbps
• 3 Mbps
• 2 Mbps

In addition to the above, Tikona also has NO FUP Limit Plans and daily usage plans. It relies on great internet speeds, high service quality, and pocket-friendly plans. It is because of this, that Tikona is one of the top broadband service providers in India. Currently, it has over 275,000 happy customers who have a good review of Tikona. Tikona’s customer base also includes more than 10,000 SMEs. Tikona also serves corporates and big business houses via its enterprise solutions unit by Tikona Infinet Limited.

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