Your wifi sucks, and it’s driving you crazy because every time you want to watch old It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, you’re left watching a little loading wheel spin instead of laughing at Charlie’s antics.
In most cases, it’s simply a matter of physics; an equation in which the variables include the equipment you’re using and the space you’re trying to fill with sweet, sweet internet connectivity.
Lower standards mean lower speeds, and while you might not need a DOCSIS 3.1 modem with the latest standard, you definitely want at least version 3.0.
Meanwhile, the Wirecutter recommends the Netgear CM600 for most people ($90/£69), and they’re smart friends, so you should consider that newer model as well.
The newest 802.11ac is certainly the most future proof of the bunch.
The 802.11ac standard also uses beam forming to identify wireless devices in use and focus the signal on those.