How to optimise your NBN connectivity at home

How to optimise your NBN connectivity at home

There are a lot of things to consider when it comes to internet connectivity around your home. There are a few things you can do to optimise the performance of your Optus nbn™ connection. Try these helpful tips and you could see some improvements with your home connection.

Change the position of your modem

Position your modem in a place that is free from obstruction, away from thick walls and any appliances. Place it somewhere elevated and roughly in the middle of your home to get the best possible coverage.

Keep your router close to where you use online devices and reduce the number of barriers in between.

Avoid placing it near the kitchen

Your WiFi router could be affected by the microwave as they both operate using the same electromagnetic spectrum. You should therefore avoid placing your modem in the kitchen, near the microwave.

Check your devices

Having multiple devices connected to your router uses up more bandwidth, with each device using a portion of what it needs. Check what speeds your device can support by looking at the manual or search for it online using the model number.

Use a password

Ensure you keep your WiFi network secure by using a password to protect your connection. If strangers and your neighbours are able to use your WiFi chances are they are slowing down your connection too.

Keep your devices clean

Make sure you run virus scans to keep your devices clean. Clear your cache and switch off any devices you’re not using.

Switch off apps draining your bandwidth

Check your browser to see whether you have any apps or file sharing programs that are hogging the connection. Try installing extensions which may block some of the bandwidth-stealing animations, ads or videos that can use up your connection.

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Speed & Video Quality: Many factors affect speed and video quality such as internet traffic, your line condition, your hardware and software, the data source or destination, your location and the number of simultaneous video streams or other downloads you have running over your connection.