Probably many of you deal with a weak Wi-Fi signal back home and would definitely like to change that and get a stronger signal. If you just follow some simple steps, you will be able to do that and thus end the annoying times when a movie takes an eternity to load or when webpage loading just stops and you receive a message telling you that you are no longer connected to the Internet. You can change that and improve your Wi-Fi signal at home by simply and attentively following the next steps.
1.Sometimes you lose half of the signal just because you positioned your wireless router somewhere in the basement or in a corner. Placing your router in a central location will boost your signal significantly. In order to get a better performance, you just have to choose a place that is away from exterior walls and off the floor. If your house has multiple floors, then place the router on the middle or main floor. You must also keep in mind the fact that placing your wireless router near water or metal objects will only block the signal. So, make sure you position it away from fish tanks and items made of metal. You will see how much your signal will improve after this location change.
2.The first thing to do when dealing with low Wi-Fi signal is positioning it to a central place but this may not be possible because your router must be connected to the Internet modem or to the cable box. To improve your signal, you will have to upgrade your router’s antenna to a high gain antenna. If this new antenna fits your router, then you will double your signal without even spending too much.
3. Your Wi-Fi signal can be reduced if there’s any interference from your neighbour’s Wi-Fi network or even from other electronics in your house. We all know that there are three channels on which the routers transmit the signal: 1, 6 and 11. It is likely for your router to be set to 6 by the factory. In this case, changing the channel may get you a stronger signal. Therefore, change the channel to a less trafficked one and your problem is solved. In order to do that, you will have to go to your router manufacturer’s official website and find your router’s configuration webpage address. Here you will be able to open the settings and thus choose a new channel. You will have to wait a couple of minutes to see whether your signal has improved or not.
4. If your computer is an old one and doesn’t have a Wi-Fi capability built-in and you’re using a card-style network adapter, then this is what reduces the signal. Even if your router sends a strong signal, a weak adapter will reduce it because these old adapters work on old Wi-Fi standards known as 802.11 a/b/g.The current standard is called “n” and it offers data signal speeds up to 600 megabits/second which is way faster than the old standards. With only $10-20, you can get an 802.11n USB network adapter that comes with an external antenna. Just try this and you will see how significantly improved your signal will be.
5. Double your signal with a Wi-Fi router repeater. This stand-alone unit must be placed at the halfway point between your router and the places where the Wi-Fi devices are used. This device doesn’t have to be physically connected to your Wi-Fi network. In order to avoid incompatibility, you would better buy a router repeater that is made by the same manufacturer as the router.