Kill the Dead Spots: How to Fix Unstable Internet Connection

Date Aug 18, 2020
Blog category Broadband
By Sieg C
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While broadband connections in New Zealand are getting better, it can still be challenging to get good broadband coverage through all the nooks and crannies of your home. You may get an excellent connection in your living room, only to get a poor connection in your kitchen.

Having a poor connection is a constant struggle that Kiwis have to deal with in their home… but the good news is – it doesn’t have to be! You can skip those quirky tips and hacks that you’ve tried before; there are permanent solutions to get a stable connection throughout your home.

If you’re sick and tired of having difficulties downloading or streaming content in certain spots of your home, read more about how you can fix the problem here.

You don’t need to add on another broadband plan

This may seem like the easiest permanent fix if you have plenty of money to spend on a new plan. However, most of us don’t want to cash out another large sum of money just for another broadband plan. Between choosing to spend money on another broadband plan, or using the internet only in your living room, it’s likely that most Kiwis would choose the latter.

Fortunately, this isn’t only the permanent solution that you can do. There’s a cheaper fix, and you don’t have to do it every month! And best of all, you don’t have to be an engineer to perform these fixes either!

Try moving your modem to another place

It may be a matter of placement; that’s why your broadband isn’t delivering the best speeds! Try moving it away from the cupboard or away from other electronic devices. Obviously, you can’t move your kitchen or your bathroom to adjust your broadband connection, right?

Perhaps, a quick restart of your modem may help with your connection. Sometimes, since the network is too congested, it can be difficult for your broadband router to deliver signals to all your devices. If these fixes still didn’t work, then you may need to buy something for a more permanent fix.

Get a modem with the latest technology

If your router is a little old, then you may have to upgrade to a modem with the latest technology for better connectivity. As it’s a technological device, just like mobile phones and desktop computers, it’s essential to update it regularly as well.

Generally, it’s advisable to upgrade every 2-3 years. If you also partner it with a mesh router, then it’s almost a guarantee that you can have an excellent connection throughout your home. A mesh router scans the topography of your house, and then scatters the signals evenly.

Once you have a new router, it’s almost guaranteed that you can get rid of your unstable internet connection. To get this, you may need to contact your broadband provider to see if you can get an upgraded modem, or have a mesh router installed at your home.

Consider upgrading your broadband plan

While you’re at it, you can also check with your provider to see if you can upgrade your broadband connection from a copper line to fibre. Its speeds are worlds away, and fibre plans are just as affordable as ADSL or VDSL connections! To check if you can get fibre in your area, you can use our broadband comparison tool here at glimp.

Our comprehensive tool covers a wide range of trusted providers across NZ – meaning more options for you. Compare the best broadband plans in your area, and consider making your switch today!

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