I reboot my modem/router once a week. Rebooting (or restarting) your wireless modem or router is good for the equipment's health and for your in-home WiFi performance. Doing this allows your equipment to update its software and optimizes your connection and speed, all while retaining your saved settings.
The reason why you should is because when your modem is on all day, every day, it is slowly desynchronizing from the Internet Service Provider (ISP). This desynchronization causes the packets you are sending and receiving to become corrupt, requiring them to be resent, and thus, lowering your speed.
1. Shut down your device (computer, tablet, phone, etc.).
2. Unplug the power cord from the modem and your router. Verify you have unplugged the correct cords by checking that all the lights on the modem/router are turned OFF.
3. Wait 1 minute, then plug the power cord back into the modem and then the router.
4. Wait for the Internet light to turn green.
5. Turn your device back on.
Hope this helps!😆