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What are the Best Router Settings?

Reviewed By: Kevin Pocock

Last Updated on August 11, 2023
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Choosing the best setting for your router is as crucial as selecting the right device. Sometimes, we only experience difficulties getting the right internet speed because the device needs to be set at the right settings. If you are experiencing this issue, try the below-listed router settings to see if they make a difference.

Best Router Settings

You can choose the from settings listed below to see if they can help improve the performance of the routers.

Router Placement

We will start with the most basic yet neglected setting option: setting up the router device in the correct location. Especially when we talk about the wireless Router, your home or office walls and floors can interrupt the stability of the connection. Therefore, place the Router at the heart of the location. This way, you can have better access to each part of the location without disruption.

Frequency Speed

If you use a Wi-Fi 5 or Wi-Fi 6 asm dual-band, it would only offer you the choice of 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz frequency speed. However, the best option can be to go with a tri-band router that offers 6 GHz. This frequency speed is best suitable for both video and gaming streaming.

A 5 GHz frequency can provide a faster speed, but it is only suitable for closer range. However, a 2.4 GHz offers a broader range but can experience congestion and interference. They are a better choice for low-end personal or office usage than a 5 GHz router which offers faster speed for HD video streaming, online games, and downloading huge data files.

Changing the DNS Settings for the Router

Most networks use DNS servers which their ISP provides them with. Usually, these DNS servers work fine, provided by the ISP. However, sometimes it can be best to change these settings too. For example, if your DNS server or ISP is slow, with bad configuration settings, or showing ads frequently, it is best to change their settings.


You may only get the optimal performance from your expensive or fancy-looking Router if you are not using it on suitable settings. These settings matter the most regardless of what type of use they serve. Therefore, discuss your specific needs with your ISP to see how they can help further by going deeper with the settings configurations.

Kevin is the Editor of PC Guide. He has a broad interest and enthusiasm for consumer electronics, PCs and all things consumer tech - and more than 15 years experience in tech journalism.