Getting smart about your faster Wi-Fi connection

Here are some quick facts to guide
you to peak performance.


Many factors affect your Wi-Fi

    Location makes a difference:
  • Distance from the Wi-Fi Router or Extender
  • Thick walls or router and devices on different floors

  • Other devices can affect your signal too:
  • Cordless phones, baby monitors & microwaves
  • Devices using Bluetooth
  • Other Wi-Fi networks near your home

  • Also note that other Wi-Fi networks near your home can impact your Wi-Fi signal and speed.


Network speed and Wi-Fi Speed

The speed you get on hardwired computers is different than the speed of your Wi-Fi. Your hardwired computer is connected directly to your network. The Wi-Fi signal travels through the air to reach your devices. That’s why it’s affected by walls and other signals.

Go to and take your network for a test run! The speed test will measure the speed delivered to the specific device you are using for the test. We recommend running this speed test from a computer that is wired to the Frontier-supplied router. Using a wireless device will not give you an accurate measure of the speed as it will test the speed of your home Wi-Fi rather than the speed of the network connection.

Newer devices perform better

If you have Fiber Internet service, the speed of your service will likely exceed the capabilities of your mobile devices, even if they are the latest models. The older your mobile device, the more likely you’ll have older Wi-Fi technology that will result in slower Wi-Fi speed results. However, the Fiber Internet service will still support multiple devices at the same time.

How to amp up your Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi EveryWare

A Wi-Fi Health Check Finds any Dead Zones

If Frontier performed a Wi-Fi health check, the technician evaluated the Wi-Fi strength throughout your home to identify areas that need a Wi-Fi boost. The technician’s recommended solutions can improve your in home Wi-Fi coverage.

Use the MyFrontier Mobile App to control your Wi-Fi settings

You’ll have quick access to Home and Guest Wi-Fi settings from your smartphone or tablet. Download the app here

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You can also use the app to manage your Frontier account.


Keep your devices protected

Part of a great Wi-Fi experience is staying safe and secure. Frontier Multi-Device Security lets you protect up to 10 devices from online threats such as malware, ransomware, viruses and phishing scams. Your 10 devices can include PC, Mac, Android and iOS devices. At no additional charge, you also get Frontier Secure PWD™, our password manager service.

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