How to Increase WiFi Signal?

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The experts offer a number of easy means to increase or boost your WiFi signal and of course to increase its range. The first and the most effective method is to change the internal settings of your PC or laptop. The wireless router or adapter in most cases might be just waiting for that easy operation to turn up to its maximum potential. If it is the case of a laptop, there are many advanced settings to set it to the right mode.

 

 

The user has to click on the network adapters' option and then double click on the wireless adapter to display the various options available. If there is a single strength option, well and good, set the signal strength to the maximum. If there is a Power Save mode option, it is better the user turns it off completely from the drop down list. As it is found that the laptop saves power by tuning down the wireless adapter, which may cause less performance due to decreased WiFi signal.

 

 

Correct positioning of the wireless router is another good means to increase the WiFi signal. In the case of covering multiple computers, it is wise to have the wireless router positioned in such a way that nothing blocks or disrupts the line of sight with the other adapters. Since the router's antenna is omni-directional, if you want to cover a floor with the WiFi signal, then the router should be placed in the middle of the floor.

 

 

It is also advisable to position your network adapter away from the computer, cables and fluorescent lights. This is because these devices produce electromagnetic radiation which interferes with the WiFi signal.

 

 

Buying a high gain antenna is also a right step in the right direction.

High gain directional antennas increase the coverage of your WiFi by siphoning the WiFi signal to one direction than the conventional method of blanket coverage with omni directional antennas.

 

 

Adding a new wireless router is also a good means to increase the WiFi signal. In the case of buying two or more routers or accessories, it is always advisable to choose the same brand so that you can take advantage of any speed boosting technology and it also aids compatibility.

 

 

Another good way of increasing the WiFi signal through floors is the purchase of a new repeater. It has no phone cables or Ethernet cables, the user needs to just plug in to a wall socket and set it up. It effectively picks up the WiFi signal and doubles up its range.

 

 

 

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This article was published on 2011/01/04