After a research, researcher at North Caroline State University have successfully developed tool to speed up Wi-Fi hotspots. They say that WiFox can increase speed up to 700 percent and can be enclosed as an update to the existing networks.
In their report they disclosed that current Wi-Fi hotspots work slowly because both users and the Wi-Fi access point are connected with a single channel that revert data back and forth and it creates a bottleneck when a large numbers of users send their data requests on that single channel. Yet if the access point is given high priority to pass user requests in order to revert out the data, users may feel trouble during submitting their data requests.
NC state university researchers say WiFox performs like a traffic cop, ensure data flow smooth in both direction by monitoring the amount of traffic on channel and giving access point priority in order to submit data request when it detects that backlog has developed. The more people use Wi-Fi, the greater benefits to the system, as the system grants priority as per backlog size.
During their lab test of Wi-Fi, they found that the data speed was up to 400 percent when there are 25 users and this speed increase up to 700 percent when there are 45 users on the network.