IT’S well-known that too many devices can slow down your internet speeds.

That’s because it overworks your router and means the connection has to be spread more thinly.

Simple trick gives you an instant speed boost


Simple trick gives you an instant speed boostCredit: Getty – Contributor

So the obvious bit of advice to everyone is to disconnect any phones, tablets or other Wi-Fi enabled kit from your network that aren’t in regular use.

But what if you have too many devices to keep track of?

Well, Sky has shared a clever trick that could help.

It might not go down well with all the family but it’s one way to have a good device clear out as far as your Wi-Fi is concerned.

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And the trick is to simply change your broadband hub’s password.

That means you will have to change it on all the devices you use like your iPhone or PS5.

But those that are unnecessarily connected will be chucked off instantly.

“Everything you connect to your hub uses bandwidth, and the more you connect the more it can slow you down,” Sky explains.

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“Even when you aren’t using them, app updates, device backups and your smart home devices can still be using your bandwidth in the background.

“Changing your WiFi password will disconnect all your connected devices in one go.

“Then just connect the things you want with the new password.”

So, give it a go and see if you notice a difference.

If not, there could be something else interfering with the connection.

Read about some common little-known speed killers here.

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