Experts reveal surprising things that can wreck your WiFi

Experts have revealed some of the surprising things that can wreck your WiFi speed.

Everyday household objects, including fish tanks and even Christmas tree lights, can interfere with your internet connection.

In a survey of more than 2,000 UK internet users, researchers found that many people are not aware of simple mistakes they are making that restrict their WiFi.

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Experts have revealed some of the surprising things that can wreck your WiFi. Everyday household objects including fish tanks and even Christmas tree lights can interfere with your internet connection (stock image)

Experts have revealed some of the surprising things that can wreck your WiFi. Everyday household objects including fish tanks and even Christmas tree lights can interfere with your internet connection (stock image)

WIFI INTERFERENCE

Everyday electrical objects including fish tanks, Christmas tree lights and your TV can interfere with your internet connection.

This is because these electrical appliances transmit radio waves, which are similar to the signals sent out by your wireless router.

They therefore cause interference and slow down your WiFi's connection speed. 

The best way to avoid this issue is to position your router as far from electronic devices as possible. 

The new research found that 27 per cent of the UK internet users surveyed do not follow this simple advice.

Placing your router near any electronic device, including a fish tank, TV or baby monitor, can drop WiFi speeds.

This is because these electrical appliances transmit radio waves, which are similar to the signals sent out by your wireless router.

Yet the new research found that 27 per cent of UK internet users surveyed do not keep their routers away from electronic devices in the home.

A further 24 per cent said their router sits at the top of the house or by a window or wall, which can obstruct WiFi signals.

The research found that as many as two in five internet users with a problem with their connection admit they do nothing to try and resolve it.

Twelve per cent of those surveyed have even gone as far as buying new devices such as laptops or mobile phones in a bid to improve their home broadband speed.

The broadband study, led by Post Office Telecoms and London-based Opinium Research, asked 2,001 UK-based respondents

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