5 Windows 10 tricks to use Wi-Fi at its best

Using the computer at home it is normal to notice from time to time some connection problems, here's how to solve them in a few clicks if we have a PC with Windows 10

When the home Wi-Fi network is acting up we often feel like a sense of helplessness. Yet to improve the wireless connection, if we own a computer with Windows 10, we have several solutions available. Here are the easiest to use to speed up the Internet.

The first tip to put into practice may seem trivial but often has effect, that is, turn off and reactivate the Wi-Fi. To do this on our Windows 10 computer, just go to the connection icon in the lower right corner of the taskbar and disconnect the Wi-Fi connection. At this point we reactivate the wireless connection of the PC and check if the problems on the Internet speed persist. If this technique doesn't work then we need to move on to slightly more complex actions, but they can be done by anyone in just a few clicks.

Check Network Speed

Sometimes the problems lie in the computer's network card. Luckily, finding out the maximum data reception and transmission speed of the network card on Windows 10 is super easy. First, we press the Windows key (the one shaped like a small window) plus X. Then we click on the Command Prompt. Open the manual command table and enter the text: netsh wlan show interfaces and press Enter. A list will appear from which we can check the receiving rate (Mbps) and the maximum transmission speed (in Mbps) for our network card.

Make a Speedtest

To easily check our connection speed and possible problems we can make a speedtest. To do this we can download the Microsoft Network Speed Test app from the Windows Store. Once installed, just press Start and the program will automatically run the test. This method will let us know the download speed and the upload speed.

Use a connection on consumption

On Windows 10 you can set up a wireless Internet connection on consumption. This means that the data used to go online will not be wasted if we are not really surfing online. This is a very useful solution if we don't have an unlimited monthly Internet plan at home. To set up this feature just go to Settings, then Network and Internet> WiFi> Manage known networks. In the tab that opens click on the item that identifies our home connection and move to Enable the check of the item Connection on Consumption.

Track data usage

Always if at home we do not have an unlimited plan and want to avoid blockages or slowdowns caused by the end of our Internet data is advisable to track the consumption of each software and application. Windows 10 has a program that shows us automatically the consumption of each program in the last 30 days of connection. To use it we go to settings and then to Network and Internet> Data consumption> View usage details. We'll open a list of installed software with a ranking based on their Network consumption. We'll know which apps to uninstall or not to use to avoid too high consumption.