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Can bad weather affect your Internet?

As BRITAIN was battered by Hurricane Eustice today, your Friday night plans aren’t the only thing making you worse.

Aside from the more important and admittedly bad weather that can interfere with your home’s WiFi signal – here’s how.

Bad weather can affect the performance of both your umbrella and WiFi

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Bad weather can affect the performance of both your umbrella and WiFiCredit: LNP

1) Can bad weather affect your Internet?

According to experts, the weather can affect the performance of your internet connection.

Write in Conversation Last year, James Jin Kang and Paul Haskell-Dowland, computer experts at Edith Cowan University, explained that there are different ways this could happen.

“This can include issues such as physical damage to the network, water entering electrical connections, and wireless signal interference,” they said.

“Some types of connections are more susceptible to weather effects than others.”

For the most part, the impact will be mild, and even major storms can’t damage the WiFi of most homes.

More often than not, if your WiFi struggles in bad weather, something other than outside conditions is the cause.

For example, during a storm, people often hide inside, which leads to a strain on the broadband network because everyone is using their WiFi at the same time.

2) What to do if bad weather affects your Internet

There are several common techniques that can boost your connection at home.

First of all, try to minimize the number of devices you have connected to the internet.

For example, if you’re not using your smart TV, unplug it from the wall to make sure it’s not using up bandwidth.

You should also move closer to your WiFi to ensure that you have the strongest signal possible.

If you suspect that your WiFi network is disrupted by physical damage caused by a storm, contact your broadband provider.

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