I'm experiencing slow speeds via a shared Wi-Fi connection

Before contacting us, follow the steps below:

  • Check to see whether you are receiving a good Wi-Fi signal on your device, usually indicated by a signal strength icon. If signal is poor you may need to move your device to another room.
  • Make sure your device has the latest version of its operating system and /or the latest wireless drivers.
  • Check your device for any viruses or malware.
  • Check to see that you're not running any peer-to-peer file sharing programs.

Using a shared Wi-Fi connection may result in slower speeds. This is because the wireless service is usually shared among all Optify users in a block. Each user has, on average, 2-3 devices connected to the network, and at peak times, this can cause a strain on the available bandwidth.

If you have an Ethernet socket available, then we recommend that you use it instead of the Wi-Fi to get the best speeds.

If you're still experiencing slow speeds, please try these next steps:

  • Run a speed test using either fast.com or speedtest.net. Make a note of the speed reported.
  • Check the speed against your package. If it matches, then if you want a faster speed, visit My Account and upgrade your package.
  • The problem may be due to a certain website. Try checking another site to see if it is also slow. If the second site is OK, the problem is likely to be down to the first site’s connectivity and there isn’t much we can do about that.
  • If the site you're trying to access is a popular site like Google, Facebook or Twitter, then please contact Customer Care and we should be able to tell you of any connection issues we may currently have with them.

If problems continue, please contact Customer Care.


This page was last modified on: 02/03/2020
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