If you would like to improve your wireless network signal, you should carry out a few of these tips. These tips will extend the wireless range. They will also improve the overall performance as well as reliability of the wireless network.
Re-position the wireless router to the center of the house.
Place the router away from walls.
Place the router in a high spot off the floor.
Place the router away from metal objects or electronics such as monitors, etc.
Check to see if your router has antenna that can be removed. Replace the antenna which you get with the router, use a hi-gain one. If the standard router is placed by an outer wall, part of the wireless signals will be directed outside the house. Hi-gain antennas send the wireless signals in a single specific direction which you are able to aim on the path where you need them a large amount.
Replace your laptop or computer’s wireless network adapter with a USB network adaptor. It uses an external antenna that improves the range of the signals.
Add a wireless repeater (range extender) to push the signal range further.
Change the wireless router’s channel to increase the strength of its signal. You can do that through the configuration page of the router. The computer will detect the new channel itself.
Reduce wireless interference by avoiding wireless electronics which use the 2.4GHz frequency. You should use cordless phones which use the 900MHz or 5.8GHz frequencies.
Update your firmware updates for your router through the manufacturer’s website or from inside the router.