Consumers Are Losing Up To 40% Of Their Broadband Speed Over Wi-Fi Connections, New Research Proves

A recent study is proving how consumers are losing up to 40% of their total broadband speed over Wi-Fi connections.

This research comes to us thanks to SamKnows who found a clear gap between incoming speed and speed received by clients on their devices. And the gap found was literally huge.

The company was seen recording a massive speed loss for mobile devices including mobiles and tablets where the figure stood at 40% as compared to 27% for both PCs and laptops.

Other than that, there was a clear drop off which gets higher as the connection speed in the home arguably grows faster. Those people having gigabit connections end up losing nearly half of the speed by the time it goes about reaching the Wi-Fi devices.

If you happen to be on connections that are more than a few hundred megabits, the odds of attaining those megabits all across your residence are quite small. This is unless you’re sorted with a really expensive router connection that has been sourced through third parties.

Even then, the odds of attaining nearly 400 to 500 megabits across your residence are truly quite small. The study also proved how much data seen through the RealSpeed product ended up measuring the speed received by the Wifi-devices as well as the router in the residence. This is used by consumers as well as broadband service providers so it gets to troubleshoot problems through people’s internet.

The study further revealed how there are so many different ways how such Wi-Fi devices cannot exploit the entire speed for internet connectivity.

Wi-Fi ends up losing speed at a faster pace as it roams far from routers. This is especially true when there happens to be many obstacles along the way like walls.

It was shown how mobile phones usually have smaller antennas for Wi-Fi than PCs or Laptops. This goes a long way into understanding how there is a huge drop in speeds and it’s less dramatic than devices. Meanwhile, interference gained from home can even affect performance to a further extent, the study mentioned.

And when you’ve got a range of other types of wireless devices at your residence and further congestion from neighbors along the way too, it could really harm the speed to a greater extent.

So what is the solution to such a problem? Well, it’s the emergency of Wi-Fi 7 equipment that could prevent the loss of broadband speed to a huge degree. This not only provides a huge bandwidth to play with than the usual predecessors, but it also entails advanced techniques for coding that work along the interference seen on wireless devices.

In this manner, they can benefit from a lot of speed that seems to be coming into a home. Similarly, it can make way for several connections through various Wi-Fi bands. Currently, devices tend to connect through several channels across several types of bands. This combines the entire traffic through these channels and provides a connection that’s faster and more reliable than those seen at home.

But with Wi-Fi 7 routines in place, these tend to emerge into the market and very few electronic devices have the chips in place that are compatible with them. Therefore, it’s definitely a slow process before consumers actually start to feel the benefit that this has for some time. It’s really true for those kinds of broadband providers that are usually slow to adopt different Wi-Fi standards across routers that distribute them.

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