Why is my wifi always disconnecting and slow?
I need some help. I have a macbook and time warner wifi but my connection always drops (in and out) and seems to be very slow.
I was reading some posts here and someone named Dan suggested purchasing WiFi explorer in the iTunes app store so I did.
I don't really know what I'm looking at with the wifi explorer though. There's a bunch of access points because I live in an apartment area. My signal is 86% and my router is about 7 feet away from me. Channel 6 (if that means anything), Width 20 MHz, and 2.4 GHz band.
I read that I can change my band to 5 GHz and that might help. But i have no idea how to do that.
Can anyone help me out?
Thank you for responding!!! @danj
I have Time Warner Cable but am currently at a hotel in a different country - also on vacation but the same thing is happening with a lot of websites where it takes forever to load or just partially loads.
I'm not really technical savvy so I don't really know how to alter the settings as you suggest.
How do I go about altering to the 5 GHz band? Is this something I can do via my own computer for my own router and also for the hotel router?
I just checked the wifi explorer for where I'm staying and I have these stats:
Channel 161, -1
Width 40 MHz
Max rate 300Mbps
But I know for sure my Band at home is only 2.4GHz and I'd like to change that as you suggested but I don't know how.
Thanks for the reply and hope you had a great vacation!
I do not have a local system that is connected via the ethernet side at my home.
Do you think its an issue with my hardware? Since now I'm on 5GHz at the hotel and still having the same issues?
Is this a good question?