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GETTING THE MOST FROM YOUR WIFI: 1


CFR broadcasts at CD quality sound, far higher rates than anyone else in the UK giving you superior sound and experience. However, if your WIFI set up is compromised it may cause buffer issues.

Over the next couple of weeks we'll share with you some solutions to help get your wifi and listening devices properly configured so you can listen hassle free.

The following solutions are from Money Saving Expert.

Though wireless routers are far more convenient, they're not as efficient as ever-tangling ethernet cables. If you use one, here are some things to watch out for:

  • Needy neighbours. Failing to encrypt and password-protect your wireless network makes it available to anybody nearby, so don't be surprised if they take up the offer and use up some of your precious bandwidth. Not only will this slow your connection, there's also the security issues to think of.

  • Electrical interference. Like all wireless devices, routers are prone to interference, so placement is important. Nearby electrical equipment is the first thing to sort. Try switching everything bar the router off, then do another speed test to see if it makes a difference.

  • Cordless phones, baby monitors, home security equipment and even microwaves can interfere, so try to place these away from your router.

  • Frequency disruption. Wi-Fi routers operate on the 2.4Ghz frequency spectrum, which itself is split into smaller channels.

  • As many routers use the same default channel, it's worth switching to another if there are lots of networks in the vicinity. Your router's manual or a quick search online should show you how to do it.

  • Get a better antenna on your router. If your computer's situated some distance away from your router, or you've an old home with thick walls, it might be worth considering adding a better antenna to your router to boost signal range.

  • Get a better router. Since most routers are given away with contracts, you can bet they aren't the best quality. If yours is a few years old it's worth considering a new one, preferably with the fastest current standard, which is named 'AC'.

If you're not sure which type of router you have your provider can tell you or check the specification.

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