Christmas Tree Lights Slow Down Your WiFi

Christmas Tree Lights Slow Down Your WiFiDouble checking the date to ensure its not April the 1st, today Ofcom warns Christmas Tree Lights can slow down your home WiFi and have released a smartphone App that allows you to check your connection.
Christmas Tree Lights Slow Down Your WiFi

The app tests WiFi signals to ensure data flows uninterrupted between your router and smartphone. The app also provides you with tips showing you what may be causing your slow WiFi.

Ofcom stated…

Wireless broadband may not be working as well as it could in nearly six million UK homes and offices, according to Ofcom research published today. This is often caused by the Wi-Fi set-up in the house slowing down broadband.

It could be down to something as simple as interference from other electronic devices, such as a microwave oven, baby monitor, a lamp – or even Christmas fairy lights.

27% of UK homes now have super-fast broadband that runs at speeds in excess of 30 Megabits per second (Mbps) an increase on last years statistics of 21%.


The Ofcom Wi-Fi Checker is available as a free download for both Android and iOS devices.