Help with checking for internet network errors

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Quick question: Do you have any bluetooth devices nearby the router or the devices that use WiFi?

I recently noted that disabling my smartphone's bluetooth dramatically increases WiFi performance, up to the point I decided to ditch my smartwatch and keep bluetooth disabled unless I need it. Signal quality degrades especially when listening to music via bluetooth headphones.

Here at home, I get much better WiFi overall if everyone keeps their bluetooth disabled as a rule of thumb.

Not all devices may be affected by this, but can be an issue for some of them.
bluetooth devices nearby the router
Yes, Bluetooth is in the 2.4GHz frequency range along with WiFi B and your microwave. Whenever possible you want to use 5GHz WiFi if you can... but a lot of IoT devices ONLY have 2.4GHz capabilities, unfortunately (but that is also a good reason to move your phone, laptop and other things out of there.)
Bluetooth devices also radiate microwaves all the time they're connected, whether they're active or not. That's why I don't use Bluetooth ear pieces, ear buds, or head phones any more. Before you jump on me about whether that matters, I will say that I'm being professionally trained on this topic, and also that it's very complex and controversial. If you want more info, I'd suggest that you write me privately since @Steve doesn't want cat fights going on here. But I did just want to mention it. Don't microwave your brain.