You’re making HUGE Wi-Fi mistakes – the best way to get on the Internet for Christmas Day

THIS Christmas, treat yourself to a great WiFi by making sure you don’t make common mistakes.

It’s easy to accidentally hinder your Wi-Fi speed, which can be frustrating when you’re trying to watch a 4K Netflix movie during the holiday season.


Households will be flooded with new gadgets, including game consoles, high-definition TVs and flagship smartphones.

And all of them will compete for your home internet.

Here’s what you need to do.

Check for app updates on Christmas Day

At Christmas you will probably open some new gadgets.

If you have a new iPhone or PS5, that means a lot of software updates are updated throughout the day.

So try to get those things done first thing in the morning.

And if you notice slow speeds on your phone in the evening, consider pausing some of those updates – especially if they’re for unnecessary apps.

Download your stuff soon

This is a big broblem.

Most streaming services and set-top boxes these days offer some way of downloading content.

This means you can watch it at your leisure, instead of having to risk streaming it on a busy day at home.

Downloading content as soon as possible – on Christmas Eve or first Christmas morning – is a great way to avoid the December 25 streaming woes.

Check your router locator

First, make sure your router is in a good location.

Your WiFi Internet works by using radio waves which, like light, can be reflected and even blocked.

The Sun previously revealed how the microwave, lamp and fish tank May cause WiFi interference.

But internet giant Sky has revealed some festive fake news to internet users over Christmas this year.

According to Sky, one of the biggest mistakes you can make is blocking your router with a Christmas tree.

“The more you can keep your router from flickering lights and glitter, the stronger your connection will be,” explains Sky.

Moving the unit off the floor and onto a table or stand (preferably about 5-7 feet) can help the signal reach further in your home.

That’s because your router sends the signal in a 360-degree arc, like the light from a light bulb.

Therefore, placing it on the floor sends a signal load straight to the ground.

Moving it away from other electronic devices can also help.

It doesn’t have to be so isolated, mind. About a meter or so from any other device should do it.

Consider moving something to the mobile Internet

On Christmas morning or evening, you may find multiple devices active at the same time.

So if you have a TV, phone, game console, and more running, consider having at least one device that uses mobile Internet.

You can turn off WiFi on your device and connect it to your phone’s hotspot – or still have a mobile Internet phone that’s not connected to WiFi.

Remember to be aware of the data limit: you’re fine if it’s unlimited, but you don’t want to be charged for streaming too much.

But it’s an easy way to offload WiFi during those peak hours.

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Caroline Bleakley

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