WiFi wireless Internet signals make it possible to use computers, laptops, and hardware that are far away from each other. However, these signals usually weaken over distance and get blocked by obstructions. These are methods on how to increase your WiFi wireless Internet signals despite these factors.
- Get closer. WiFi wireless signals are stronger the closer you are to the router. The opposite is true: the larger your distance from the router, the weaker the WiFi wireless signals. To increase your WiFi wireless Internet signal, know where the router is and go closer to that point.
- Go to a better location. Walls, furniture, and other appliances interfere with WiFi wireless signals. These objects cause signals to weaken or change in direction. To prevent this from happening, stay away from obstructions. Make sure you get a clear path to the WiFi wireless router. Look straight towards the router’s position and see whether there are objects that completely or partially block your line of sight. When they do, it means that the signals are blocked as well.
- Position the router properly. To maximize its efficiency, a router must be positioned in such a way that all the appliances that use its WiFi wireless signals receive the signals adequately. Place the router in the middle of a room, and avoid placing big objects that may block its signals.
- Replace the router. If the router is positioned properly but the WiFi wireless signals are still weak, consider buying another router. Buy a quality router that sends strong signals. Make sure that the new router is compatible with your appliances.
- Use a repeater. A repeater picks up WiFi wireless signals, amplifies them, and sends them over further distances. This is practical when you are working in a large place with a lot of obstructions scattered around. Use as many repeaters as necessary to increase the effectiveness of the router.
- Use an antenna. A high gain antenna concentrates WiFi wireless signals into a particular direction instead of scattering it in a lot of directions. It strengthens the signals and increases their range. Consider using a high gain antenna when you are using a single computer.
- Replace drivers. Drivers are programs that make the operating system of your computer or laptop recognize the hardware you are using. This is important because when the drivers are malfunctioning, it may not recognize the network card. The network card is necessary for receiving the WiFi wireless signal. Drivers may be downloaded for free or bought from computer or electronic shops. Before using drivers, know more about the product and how users have rated it.
- Configure the network adapter’s properties. Adjust your network adapter’s settings to increase the power and range of the WiFi wireless signals. Increase ‘transmit power’ and ‘roaming aggressiveness’ by selecting the appropriate options.
Test your Internet reception before and after making changes to determine whether these measures are effective. Make observations and write down notes that describe the results. These notes will serve as your guide when you have to increase your WiFi wireless Internet signal again in the future.