Other routers will let you assign high priorities to specific applications, such as Skype or World of Warcraft. You can also give high priority to a specific gadget. That's handy if you use a game console to play online games and also stream HD movies.
It's a balancing act to get the right combination of high-, medium- and low-priority settings. But with a little trial and error, you should be able to put buffering and lagging woes in the rearview mirror.
Above I told you to change the default password for security. Well, another common security measure people fail to do is to encrypt their wireless signal. Click here for detailed instructions on encrypting your network.
An encrypted connection will keep criminals, snoops and neighbors off your network. In fact, a suddenly slow network could indicate someone outside your home is downloading illegal movies - or worse - using your router. Trust me; you don't want the legal hassle that could cause.
If you do all this and the network is still pokey, here are 5 easy tricks to give a boost to your home's weak Wi-Fi signal.