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Researchers have discovered a way to improve speeds on congested Wi-Fi networks by as much as 700 percent, potentially revolutionising crowded public hotspots.

Researchers have discovered a way to improve speeds on congested Wi-Fi networks by as much as 700 percent, potentially revolutionising crowded public hotspots.

 
A team from the North Carolina State University is testing WiFox software that optimises Wi-Fi networks to improve speeds for everyone connected, with dramatic results when there are a large amount of people hogging the same connection.
 
One experiment was conducted on a network that could handle up to 45 users, with a 400 percent increase in speed noticed when 25 users were logged on. That figure jumped to 700 percent when the full 45 users were connected, when normally everyone on the network would suffer a serious slow-down.
 
wifi hotspot Researchers discover way to boost congested Wi Fi speeds by 700 percent
 
Arpit Gupta, head of the project, said that the technology could be distributed as a software update to existing Wi-Fi networks, which means it should be relatively pain-free to increase speeds on the millions of private and public networks throughout the world.
 
The importance of such a discovery cannot be overstated, as anyone who has used a free public network in an airport, library, café, or waiting room can attest too. These connections are often so sluggish, thanks to so many people trying to use them at once, that they are virtually unusable. Any kind of improvement to this, and particularly such huge improvements, will be welcomed by many.
 
Source: The Telegraph