Whenever I have IT issues I normally try to google and find out for myself the answer. However on this occassion I am struggling as I am not sure where to start as I cannot work out where the issue lies.
The main issue is that whilst we have several devices that connect to the internet, recently some of those devices are hit and miss when connecting.
It started with a smart tv upstairs a few years ago which would not connect to the internet via wifi practically from the start. I wasnt too bothered back then because subtitles at that time did not exist on internet content (I am deaf and rely entirely on subtitles). A few years later as subtitles started to appear on internet platforms (Amazon, Netflix and so on) I resolved the issue by getting a fire stick.
We then purchased a new smart tv for the main living area - this connected ok to the likes of BBC Iplayer ok at first but then the internet wifi connection became horrendous.
Recently, my mobile and android tablet also struggle to connect to the wifi connection. And yet all the while, another smart tv, 2 laptops and a main desktop pc in the house connect without any issues at all.
The router is in the same room as living room smart tv, one laptop and tablet. And yet in that room only the laptop will connect to the wifi 100% of the time - the other devices are hit and miss sometimes connecting for a few minutes or hours at a time.
Had it not been for some devices connecting without any issues I would have thought it was the router. But because some work and some do not, I am not sure what the problem is and what direction to search for possible solutions.
Can anyone advise me what I should investigate please? Router? Settings on devices? Internet broadband provider?
Sorry if I have not provided enough information - because I cannot work out where the issue lies I am not sure what details are required :/