Wifi routers, cables and a daily schedule: the NMHH’s advice to assist home internet use

Published: 14 April 2020

The National Media and Infocommunications Authority’s (NMHH) website informing the general public and providing assistance for home internet use has gone live on 14 April. The Authority has compiled a range of solutions that can help establish a stable and fast home internet connection at the nmhh.hu/gyorsabbnet website.

Our lives have significantly changed over the recent weeks: we are working, studying, shopping and seeking out entertainment from our homes, all of which require broadband internet access. Video calls and vide conferencing, online classes, film downloads and video games all place an increased load on the network. The new website of the NMHH compiles a number of options that anyone can utilize at home in order to benefit from the safest and fastest internet connection possible while using their existing subscription.

Positioning, frequency band, restarting: what to keep in mind about wifi routers?

The bulk of the Gyorsabbnet website’s nine detailed fields of advice consists of information related to wifi routers: their types, setting the frequency used for communication purposes, positioning the device within one’s home, checking the proper connection of cables and possibly restarting an overheated device - these can all help establish faster and safer internet access. In the case of a patchy internet connection, it’s recommended to restart the hot router and check the cable connections. The appropriate positioning of the wifi router is essential as the device broadcasts the signal in a spherical field and the walls can have a shielding effect. Therefore, the wifi router functions the most effectively from the centre of the apartment, offering the best “view” to doorways. Make sure the device is uncovered: avoid placing it in a closet and keep it away from major household appliances and large metal objects. It’s also worth checking the features of the wifi router: the latest models can communicate on both 2.4 as well as on 5 gigahertz: this offers a faster connection, yet it’s worth keeping in mind that its “range” can be more limited.

Other things that might help: adaptive daily schedule and measurement

Apart from narrowly-defined communications solutions, it’s also worth considering what communication devices the family members truly need to operate simultaneously in order to avoid exceeding the capacity of the wifi router unnecessarily. For the period of working and studying, it’s worth restricting the use of televisions, tablets, Xbox and wireless speakers as well as agreeing on timing in order to avoid any overlaps, for example, in the scheduling of workplace conference calls and an online curriculum.

The Gyorsabbnet website recommends measuring patchy internet connections at various times for even multiple days, for which NMHH’s szelessav.net development provides an independent and professionally reliable tool. Those who wish to change their tariff plan or are looking for further articles in the subject can receive additional assistance and recommendations through the information site: www.nmhh.hu/gyorsabbnet.